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This Time, Not for Prestige: The Space Race in the 21st Century
Why is everyone in such a rush to take giant leaps with space? NASA is examining the possibility of sending a crew on its first Space Launch System–Orion test flight. China an...
By Adam Routh
Trump seeks greater collaboration with Saudi Arabia, but will this boost counterterrorism?
On Sunday in Saudi Arabia, President Trump announced an agreement to sell his hosts at least $110 billion worth of weapons and expressed an eagerness to ally with Sunni autocr...
By Stephen Tankel
NATO Must Strengthen Its Anti-Submarine Capabilities to Meet the Russian Threat
The Russian Bear has emerged from a long hibernation to threaten American and NATO interests with highly capable submarines in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. But neither the ...
By Jerry Hendrix
2 Percent Is No Magic Number
When the leaders of NATO’s 28 member countries gather in Brussels on May 25, all eyes will be on U.S. President Donald Trump. Russia, Afghanistan, and questions about America’...
By Richard Fontaine
Getting the Pentagon’s Next National Defense Strategy Right
A small Pentagon team has started working on the next National Defense Strategy that, if properly scoped and staffed, will be an important tool for Secretary of Defense Jim Ma...
By Shawn Brimley
NATO Prepares to Be Disappointed by the Cheshire Cat President
The hysteria that now surrounds the Donald Trump presidency has blown the NATO mini-summit out of the water. Allies who once were looking forward to Thursday’s summit for reas...
By Julianne Smith & Jim Townsend
NATO Allies Should Not Be Judged on Defense Spending Alone
Last week, President Donald Trump embarked on his first big wave of foreign travel since his January inauguration. For Europe-watchers, the most anticipated event during this ...
By Jim Townsend & Rachel Rizzo
Russia's main target is not the US or NATO but the EU
“It is not Russian military power that is threatening us, it is Russian political power,” George Kennan once said in a speech to the Army War College in 1947. Similarly, Russi...
By William McHenry
Trump's First Presidential Trip Abroad: What Could Go Wrong?
On my first presidential overseas trip I got stranded outside a Russian checkpoint, frantically texting sleeping colleagues about whether I could allow security guards to scan...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
The Middle East's Optimistic About Trump's Visit. He Just Has to Stay On-script
As President Trump heads out on his first trip abroad, his administration is in full meltdown mode engulfed by one scandal after another. But in the Middle East the story is d...
By Ilan Goldenberg
Geography and the Coming US-China War at Sea
Soon, steel-hulled ships will clash in battle. Missiles belching fire will rise quickly from launch tubes, rapidly gathering speed and maneuverability before slamming into ene...
By Jerry Hendrix & Robert Bateman
The President, the Pentagon, and the People
Carl von Clausewitz wrote, “Its dominant tendencies always make war a paradoxical trinity, composed of primordial violence, hatred, and enmity. . . .The first of these three a...
By Sean Liedman
This is why Trump’s loose tongue has compromised U.S. security
On Monday night, The Washington Post reported that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a meeting at th...
By Stephen Tankel
Welcome to the Forever War
According to legend, Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky famously said that “you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” So it is with Afghanistan and the ...
By Phillip Carter
Seven questions Congress should ask about Trump’s mini-surge in Afghanistan
The Trump administration seems set to roll-out a mini-surge of up to 5,000 additional troops in Afghanistan, likely increasing U.S. taxpayer costs to $30 billion per year. Bef...
By Christopher D. Kolenda
Trump’s decision to fire Comey
In his wildest dreams, Russian leader (and former Soviet intelligence officer) Vladimir Putin could have never imagined the extent of his success during President Donald Trump...
By Phillip Carter
We need legislation to cover the US Guard and Reserve
It’s time to be honest about the Guard and the Reserve — despite their name and low-commitment reputation, it’s been a long time since serving as a member of the Reserve compo...
By Amy Schafer
The Maximum Financial-Pressure Strategy for North Korea
The Trump administration has said that the maximum-pressure approach to address North Korea’s destabilizing nuclear and missile activities includes sanctions. That’s just the ...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
Russia is still waging cyberwar against Western democracy. It’s time to push back.
The West can breathe a sigh of relief. Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidential election, despite yet another Russian intervention in support of a candidate (Marine Le ...
By Matt Olsen & Edward Fishman
Yes, we do have a way to deal with North Korea
With speculation mounting that North Korea will conduct a sixth nuclear test, the Trump administration has sent blunt signals about possible U.S. military strikes against the ...
By Peter Harrell