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CommentaryWhy Biden Should Extend Vaccine Diplomacy to Sanctioned States Like Venezuela, Iran, and North Korea
Extending vaccine diplomacy to heavily sanctioned countries will allow Washington to both hedge against growing Chinese-Russian influence abroad and help alleviate global huma...
By Jason Bartlett
CommentaryThe Way Ahead for the Next Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
There are few things in the Pentagon more consequential than military personnel policy...
By Katherine L. Kuzminski & Nathalie Grogan
CommentarySharper: Defense Tech
The prevalence of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, the growing centrality of information warfare, and threats to traditional command and control are redefining combat in ...
By Jennie Matuschak, Ainikki Riikonen & Anna Pederson
CommentaryHow Meeting North Korean Defectors Changed My Life
All I brought to Korea was genuine curiosity and a humble interest to learn, and I was met with kindness from the most unlikely of people....
By Jason Bartlett
CommentaryAmerica Must Rediscover Human-Rights Realism
The US must not throw away the strategic advantage conferred by its longstanding commitment to human rights...
By Robert D. Kaplan
CommentaryAround the table with Lauren Sung
Around the Table is a three-question interview series from the Make Room email newsletter. Each edition features a conversation with a peer in the national security community ...
By Lauren Sung
CommentaryThe Pentagon needs a plan to get punched in the mouth
The Pentagon should aim for degradation dominance: operating effectively enough with degraded systems. Put simply, the Pentagon needs a plan for getting punched in the mouth....
By Chris Dougherty
CommentarySharper: Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy
In recent days, Israel and Palestine have been overcome by the worst violence since the 2014 Gaza war. This flare-up poses the first real test to the Biden administration’s fo...
By Anna Pederson, Dania Torres & Kaleigh Thomas
CommentaryRepublican lies have thrust America into its third revolution. We are a nation in crisis.
We are witness to a political revolution that will define American society and governance for decades to come...
By Carrie Cordero & Edward Lawson
CommentaryIn its hour of need, Quad members stand with India
The extent to which Quad countries can collaborate across all four domains will determine whether China’s designs on the Indo-Pacific will succeed....
By Lisa Curtis
CommentaryWhen and Why China Might—or Might Not—Attack Taiwan
Washington should continue to emphasize to Beijing the costs of aggression and the value of the status quo for China, the region, and the world...
By Jacob Stokes
CommentaryImplementing Women, Peace, and Security Guidance to Systematically Combat Gender-Based Violence in the Military
By institutionalizing a culture that respects the perspectives of everyone who serves, the military advances preventative measures to address sexual harassment and assault....
By Dr. Kyleanne Hunter & Emma Moore
CommentaryDemocracy’s Digital Defenses
In early 2021, the audio-only social media app Clubhouse allowed users in mainland China to enter chat rooms and talk freely to the world—including American journalists and pe...
By Richard Fontaine & Kara Frederick
CommentaryChina and Russia’s Dangerous Convergence
Any effort to address either Russia’s or China’s destabilizing behavior must now account for the two countries’ deepening partnership....
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & David Shullman
CommentaryWhat Would a US-Led Global Technology Alliance Look Like?
In its early weeks, the Biden administration has wisely signaled that it plans to shift U.S. focus away from the Middle East and toward global competition with China. In addit...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Martijn Rasser
CommentaryThe Case for Microlateralism
In sharp contrast with former U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America first” agenda, President Joe Biden and his administration have conspicuously embraced multilateralism. The...
By Richard Fontaine & Jared Cohen
CommentaryEnemies Foreign and Domestic
In early April, the leaders of the U.S. intelligence community outlined the most pressing national security threats facing the nation during testimony to the Senate and House ...
By Carrie Cordero
CommentaryCyber Security Begins Abroad
Working with foreign governments to make the internet a more secure place is not just a diplomatic opportunity. It should be a key national security priority....
By Laura Bate, Natalie Thompson & Zoe Peach-Riley
CommentarySharper: The Next 100 Days
As the administration marks its 100th day in office, what lies ahead?...
By Anna Pederson & Chris Estep
CommentaryAround the Table with Joud Monla-Hassan
Around the Table is a three-question interview series from the Make Room email newsletter....
By Joud Monla-Hassan