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To Help Afghanistan, Engage Its Political Opposition
The effort to help Afghans shape a better alternative should begin now....
By Richard Fontaine & Lisa Curtis
European Integration’s New Geopolitical Momentum
Offering more tangible benefits of accession prior to full membership will both keep candidate countries motivated to continue reforms and allow for a more gradual adjustment ...
By Nicholas Lokker
Constructing a New Middle East: In Pursuit of an American-Led Regional Security Architecture
Washington has a rare moment where policy and politics could align to build and ultimately achieve something of lasting strategic value that delivers better and more sustainab...
By Jonathan Lord
The Significance of Juniper Oak
On Monday, the United States and Israel launched Juniper Oak 23, a multi-day series of bilateral military exercises. US-Israel military exercises aren’t unusual in the region,...
By Jonathan Lord
Uncertainty Hangs over Iraqi Kurdistan in 2023
Ensuring stability in Iraqi Kurdistan is important for the U.S. and its allies....
By Hamzeh Hadad
How ‘Killer Robots’ Can Help Us Learn from Mistakes Made in AI Policies
While recent events may have sparked a public outcry over the dangers of “killer robots,” we should not lose sight of the danger that poor processes create when deploying AI s...
By Michael Depp
Sharper: National Security in a Divided Congress
Following the 2022 midterm elections, a new U.S. Congress was sworn in, resulting in a divided House and Senate with narrow margins. Key national security legislative items ar...
By Anna Pederson & Cameron Edinburgh
On LNG, Canada Turned Away Germany, Then Japan—This Country Cannot Keep Doing That
Canada has an opportunity to insist producers invest in the cleanest LNG supplies...
By Rachel Ziemba & Leslie Palti-Guzman
Congress, TikTok, and Securing Democracy in the Digital Age
A review of TikTok would also allow Congress to ask questions about and signal positions on some deeply important yet not often debated questions stemming from the separation ...
By Pablo Chavez
The Fall and Rise of the Quad
The Quad has become the linchpin of US strategy to maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific and to counter increased Chinese aggression and hegemony....
By Lisa Curtis
The Siren Song: Technology, JADC2, and the Future of War
Winning future wars will not be about maintaining information advantage but rather prevailing when neither side has the advantage. And that is not a war that can be won by new...
By Andrew Metrick
The Military Must Do More to Help Junior Service Members Find and Pay for Child Care
Fully funded child care would be another positive step on the long and continuous journey of improved military compensation....
By Lt Col Ernest "Nest” Cage
On Ukraine aid, Republicans should follow the leader
A robust foreign policy is critical to saving lives and in turn creating allies....
By Heather Nauert
Around the Table with Devon Hill
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 Devon Hill
Decoupling Wastes U.S. Leverage on China
The ability to deny China access to advanced chips is a powerful advantage whose value is growing exponentially...
By Paul Scharre
The China-US Quantum Race
The country leading in quantum will be able to threaten adversaries’ corporate, military, and government information infrastructure faster than an adversary can implement effe...
By Sam Howell
Ukraine, Japan and the Korean War’s 21st-Century Parallel
Rather than foreshadowing deadlier and more destructive wars to come, Ukraine’s struggle could provide the path to averting them....
By Vance Serchuk
The Political Spillover of Spain’s Unresolved Catalan Question
If the right is in fact poised for victory, time may be running out for any more meaningful negotiations between Madrid and Barcelona. Yet forging a clear path forward is esse...
By Nicholas Lokker & Michael Angeloni
Sharper: Integrated Deterrence
The belated 2022 National Defense Strategy—released in October of last year—identified integrated deterrence as the cornerstone of the strategy. Integrated deterrence calls fo...
By Anna Pederson & Michael Akopian
How to Win Friends and Choke China’s Chip Supply
U.S. officials should prioritize aligning controls with other major producer nations to target the most significant technology chokepoints and the areas where the risk of back...
By Emily Kilcrease