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CommentaryLeverage the new US International Development Finance Corporation to compete with China
The United States has a unique opportunity to up its game in the global economic competition with China. In early October, even as Democrats and Republicans in the Senate enga...
By Daniel Kliman
CommentaryAssessing America's Indo-Pacific Budget Shortfall
Budgets are policy in Washington. Setting new trends in Pentagon and State Department funding is a tall order, so when they do emerge, they are the strongest indication of a g...
By Eric Sayers
CommentaryTrump Gets NATO Backwards
Returning from the World War I armistice commemoration in Paris, President Trump reemphasized his view of America’s European allies. “We pay for large portions of other countr...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentaryWhat is the end game with China?
As President Trump prepares to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this month, there is intense speculation about whether the two leaders will strike a deal over the ...
By Peter Harrell
CommentaryAsia Needs Pence’s Reassurance
In Asia, anxieties about the United States’ role in an increasingly China-centered world are palpable. While some fear that the United States is retreating from its internatio...
By Patrick M. Cronin
CommentaryThis Is How America and the Philippines Can Upgrade Their Alliance
At the heart of the Indo-Pacific region are the disparate nations of Southeast Asia, a dynamic group of post–colonial nations that consciously guard their hard-earned autonomy...
By Patrick M. Cronin & Richard Javad Heydarian
CommentaryThe United States' Greatest Strength Over Russia and China is Its Alliance with Europe
President Donald Trump has rightly recognized that America must do more to stand up to Chinese and Russian threats to U.S. interests. While most agree that having a national s...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Julianne Smith
CommentaryUS midterm elections 2018: Democrats abroad in the Indo-Pacific
A partial "blue wave" crested over the US House of Representatives this week, ushering in a Democratic majority there for the first time in eight years. With Republicans stren...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentaryA shrinking budget can’t be allowed to kill modernization
For decades, the Pentagon, abetted by Congress, has behaved like a parent raiding a child’s college fund to pay monthly bills, rather than tightening its belt. Myopically robb...
By Chris Dougherty
CommentaryFour Ways Foreign Policy Could Change, and One Way It Won’t
The blue wave that crested over the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday was just large enough to usher in a Democratic majority for the first time in eight years. Because ...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentaryCommentary: Right-Wing Extremism and Domestic Terrorism
Like many security analysts of my generation, the 9/11 attacks shaped my scholarly interests and career trajectory. I have spent years researching jihadist terrorism in the Mi...
By Stephen Tankel
CommentaryThe Mission Creep of Sending Troops To The US-Mexico Border
The current plan to send at least 7,000 active-duty U.S. troops to the southern border for Operation Faithful Patriot undermines Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ entire defe...
By Emma Moore
CommentarySanctions Alone Won’t Alter Iran’s Behavior in the Middle East
The U.S. Treasury Department recently designated a network of 22 Iranian businesses as supporters of terrorism, including several banks and major commodities companies, imposi...
By Kaleigh Thomas
In a cavernous Manila exhibition hall, flooded with light, U.S. President Donald Trump stood flanked by members of his national security team to deliver remarks to the press i...
By Abigail Grace
CommentaryWhy the Global Magnitsky Act Is the Best Way to Sanction Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia continues to face unprecedented criticism from the United States, its longstanding regional ally, over the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in ...
By Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryWhat Impact Will New U.S. Sanctions Have on Iran?
The Trump Administration is imposing new sanctions on Iran’s oil exports on November 5. What impact are sanctions likely to have on Iran? How do these sanctions differ from pr...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
CommentaryThe Chaos of Trump’s Would-be Birthright Citizenship Order
In an interview with Axios released on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 30, President Trump indicated plans to sign an executive order revoking birthright citizenship—returning to...
By Carrie Cordero & Quinta Jurecic
CommentaryNavigating a new chapter in the US-Philippines’ ‘Long Friendship’
In the Philippines, nearly a year after President Trump first sketched his Free and Open Indo-Pacific policy at the 2017 APEC CEO Summit, uncertainty about how the United Stat...
By Patrick M. Cronin & Kristine Lee
CommentarySurviving the U.S. Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal: What We Do—and Don’t—Need to Worry About
In a September interview with Germany’s Der Speigel, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that if Europe could not meet Iran’s demands for sustained economic b...
By Eric Brewer
CommentaryThe United States Should Rally Behind European Strategic Autonomy
It was May 2017 and it was the comment heard around the world. In the wake of a disastrous G7 Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a campaign stop at a packed beer ten...
By Rachel Rizzo