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Russia's Pipeline Power
For months, Washington has been fixated on Russia’s interference in our presidential election, as well as similar concerns in elections of our European allies like France and ...
By Edoardo Saravalle
CommentaryAn Open Letter on BRAC
CNAS CEO Michèle Flournoy and Director of Studies Shawn Brimley signed a bipartisan open letter urging Congress to authorize a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round. The u...
By Michele Flournoy & Shawn Brimley
The Cyclical Politics of Counterterrorism
Why didn’t the United States invade Afghanistan and destroy Al Qaeda before September 11, 2001? This isn’t as farfetched as it might sound. In 2001, President Bush issued a ...
By Adam Klein
RT and the 'Little Green Men' of News
New French President Emmanuel Macron received overwhelmingly positive reviews for saying that Russian state-owned media outlets Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik "behaved like dec...
By Neal Urwitz
Fostering Inclusive Growth in India Through Partnership
Private capital is soaring in, but roughly 800 million people live on less than $2 a day. Hundreds of millions of people have moved into the middle class in recent years, yet...
By Manpreet Singh Anand
Countering disinformation online will require long-term engagement from the feds
Technology companies and DC policymakers are lost in the fog of disinformation. Bombarded with too much information from too many refutable sources, they have responded in a p...
By Madeline Christian
Is America Getting Sucked Into More War in Syria?
While Washington was fixated this week by former FBI director James Comey’s testimony, on the other side of the planet, a major story was playing out that could have profound ...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Nicholas Heras
Phil Carter on why Russia is Still the Real Scandal
Confronted by the glare of Thursday’s dazzling Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, we all focused on the bright shiny object that was and is former FBI Director J...
By Phillip Carter
Treating Listeners with Respect
I spent last weekend with my two-year-old twin nieces. They both love riding on this little rocking zebra. And if one of them is rocking, you can be sure the other is going to...
By Neal Urwitz
Unending war on terror needs new authorization
There is a long history of remembering servicemembers who died in the service of the United States, a history that traces back to the decorating of soldiers' graves during and...
By Daniel Feehan
To Keep Control of the Seas and the World, Trump Must Rebuild the Navy
It is time for the United States to respond strongly to aggressions upon the high seas and demonstrate its continued command of the oceans. American resolve will deter aggress...
By Jerry Hendrix
Wanted: A Trump Team Foreign-Policy Plan with Democratic Values
National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn offered a defense of President Trump’s “America First” foreign policy in a W...
By Kate Bateman
America must continue the fight against kleptocracy around the globe
Massive protests in Venezuela, Tunisia, Brazil, Morocco, and the Dominican Republic over the last few weeks have highlighted political graft around the globe, and the ensuing ...
By Kate Bateman
The announcement Sunday night by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain that they would cut diplomatic relations and close borders and airspace to Qatar wa...
By Ilan Goldenberg
Keeping ISIS On the Retreat in Iraq Will Depend on Health Care
The Trump administration is stressing that America is out of the nation-building enterprise as it crafts its policy toward the Middle East. However, as the Islamic State is te...
By Omar Mukhlis
The Future of War is Fast Approaching in the Pacific: Are the U.S. Military Services Ready?
Is the era of unparalleled U.S. conventional military superiority coming to an end? Many senior U.S. military leaders are worried. The ongoing general proliferation of precisi...
By Michael Horowitz
Why Abandoning Paris Is a Disaster for America
Ever the showman, President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday about his soon-to-be-announced decision on whether or not to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement with the air of...
By Julianne Smith
It's Long Past Time for Our NATO Allies to Meet Their Defense-Spending Commitments
Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning at a Munich beer garden this Memorial Day weekend, certainly delighted American citizens as they paused to remember their sacred war dead...
By Jerry Hendrix
CommentaryCongress’s Options to Punish Russia and Deter Interference in Western Elections
Russia’s aggressive campaign to interfere in U.S. and Western elections poses a major threat to the basic rules of U.S. democracy. In the United States, Russia’s campaign agai...
By Peter Harrell
Military is trending regional and 'all in the family.' We need more diversity.
As tensions rise in several regions, possibly leading to new U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and other combat operations, it’s worth pausing to truly consider who fights our w...
By Amy Schafer