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CommentaryBack to the future: North Korea policy returns to business as usual
The cancellation of the widely anticipated Trump–Kim summit in Singapore represents the latest turn in a period of dramatic zig-zag diplomacy: Just a few months ago, the Presi...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentaryTrump Has No Idea How Diplomatic Deals Work
Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a remarkable story explaining all of the ways in which the Trump administration botched its high-stakes trade negotiations with China...
By Ilan Goldenberg
CommentaryTrump Leaves the Door Open for Another North Korea Summit
The Trump administration’s announcement that they will postpone the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signaled that they are committed to a good deal for t...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin & Abigail Grace
CommentaryTell voters in real time if adversaries like Russia try to hack and manipulate elections
This month’s primaries mark the official kickoff of an election cycle that will carry major consequences for America and the world. Yet questions loom over whether voters can ...
By Shawn Turner
CommentaryNow is the time to take DIUx global
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental — the Pentagon’s signature effort to engage commercial technology startups ― is primed to go global. In fact, DIUx could become a key ...
By Dr. Daniel Kliman & Brendan Thomas-Noone
CommentaryThe One Place in Syria That Works
The last few months in Syria have been the latest in a string of awful months. After an estimated 511,000 deaths since the war began in 2011, the Bashar al-Assad regime has re...
By Nicholas Heras & Shadi Martini
CommentaryBeyond Cold War: Paradigms for U.S.-China Strategic Competition
Beijing has long called for the United States to abandon what it calls its “Cold War mentality” (冷战思维). Today, that critique, long a staple of official Chinese propaganda, is ...
By Elsa B. Kania
CommentaryPompeo’s Iran Plan Is a Pipe Dream
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement this month that the United States would no longer implement the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monda...
By Julianne Smith
CommentaryAs AI Begins to Reshape Defense, Here’s How Europe Can Keep Up
Change comes hard in much of Europe, particularly in the defense community. But no less than in the United States, European nations are wrestling with the implications of mach...
By Jim Townsend & Wendy R. Anderson
CommentaryAmerica faces real threat from Europe to block Iran sanctions
European leaders have sharply criticized President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the...
By Peter Harrell
CommentaryPresident Trump’s Strategy and Style Better for North Korea Than Iran
American presidents have long found double-trouble in managing Iran and North Korea. The two countries are separated by four thousand miles and starkly different histories, bu...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin & Sarah Donilon
CommentaryOn China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll
Great power competition is back. And China is now combining its vast economic resources with a muscular presence on the global stage. One of Beijing’s key efforts is the Belt ...
By Richard Fontaine & Dr. Daniel Kliman
CommentaryLeaving the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Have Unintended Consequences
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and reinstate all U.S. sanctions won’t deliver punishing economic pressure capable o...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
CommentaryHow the exit from the Iran deal will hurt the effectiveness of U.S. sanctions
After more than a year of negotiations and crises, President Trump decided to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal last week as he announced that the United States would unilat...
By Edoardo Saravalle & Axel Hellman
CommentaryWhat Wrong with the Defense Department's 2019 Budget Request - and What Congress Can Do to Fix It
The Trump administration had a rare opportunity in the 2019 planning and budgeting cycle. For most of its time in office, the Obama administration requested more for defense t...
By Susanna V. Blume
Afew months before the United States invaded Iraq, in 2003, Donald Rumsfeld, the defense secretary at the time, was asked on a radio show how long the war would take. “Five da...
By Dr. Jason Dempsey
CommentaryExit the Peacemaker
Monday, as an American delegation including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin, and top Republicans from Congress gathers for a ceremony to mark the transfer of the U....
By Ilan Goldenberg
CommentaryThe US Should Embrace the EU’s New Defense-Cooperation Plan
In late December, all but three European Union nations agreed to activate the continent’s latest, and perhaps most promising, effort to coordinate their defense investments. T...
By Rachel Rizzo & Gene Germanovich
CommentaryDonald Trump’s Shadow War
Five days after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump dined with some members of his national security team. During the meal, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and...
By Stephen Tankel
CommentaryThe Accompany They Keep: What Niger Tell Us About Accompany Missions, Combat, and Operations Other than War
The Department of Defense just released the public report on the ambush in Niger last October that killed four U.S. soldiers — a succinct eight-page summary of the reportedly ...
By Alice Hunt Friend