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CommentaryDon’t Count on DHS to Resist Trump’s Worst Impulses
Trump is in the midst of a purge at the Department of Homeland Security, evidently aimed at implementing more severe immigration and border security policies. Last week he ous...
By Carrie Cordero & Garrett M. Graff
The nation that leads in the development of artificial intelligence will, Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed in 2017, “become the ruler of the world.” That view has b...
By Paul Scharre
CommentaryImplementing the National Defense Strategy Demands Operational Concepts for Defeating Chinese and Russian Aggression
Summary The 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) shifted the Department of Defense (DoD) away from a strategy focused on counterterrorism and deterring regional threats like I...
By Chris Dougherty
CommentaryRussia and China are outwitting America
With U.S. politics as polarized as at any point in modern history, it would seem an unlikely moment for a new bipartisan consensus about U.S. foreign policy to emerge. Yet tha...
By Vance Serchuk
CommentaryLearning Without Fighting: New Developments in PLA Artificial Intelligence War-Gaming
A lack of recent experience in combat is often characterized as a major liability and potential disadvantage for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in any future confl...
By Elsa B. Kania
CommentaryThe Future of the Two-State Solution Is at Stake
As Israelis go to the polls Tuesday, a depressing electoral campaign comes to a close. This election could lead to annexation of the West Bank and could have other profound im...
By Ilan Goldenberg
CommentaryOperation Obstacle Course: How China Has Disrupted Negotiations with North Korea
As the United States pushes North Korea toward denuclearization, it should focus more on the Chinese lifeline to this rogue regime. An ally and neighbor of North Korea, China ...
By Ashley Feng
CommentaryFrom Truman to Trump, why Kansas City matters to NATO
Last week in Washington, D.C., representatives from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 29 member states marked the 70th anniversary of the transatlantic alliance. They c...
By Derek Chollet & Richard Fontaine
CommentaryKnowing when to walk: What is the best alternative to a formal US-Saudi nuclear agreement?
For years, Washington has been working to finalize a deal with Riyadh in regard to Saudi Arabia’s planned nuclear energy program. Although negotiations for this deal—known as ...
By Eric Brewer
CommentaryNATO Secretary General sounds notes of caution for alliance
Today Jens Stoltenberg became the first NATO Secretary General to address a joint session of Congress, where he touted the alliance's success and emphasized the continuing nee...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentaryRespond to INF Collapse with Blunt Layer, Not a Repeat of Euromissiles
The INF Treaty has collapsed on the basis of Russian violation. Many seem to think that we are on the verge of a repeat of the 1980s, complete with Russian missiles aimed at E...
By Elbridge Colby & Walter B. Slocombe
CommentaryHelping Special Needs Families and Improving Military Readiness
The Department of Defense (DoD) is moving out on efforts to rebuild the warfighting readiness of the joint force with the objective of reducing the number of nondeployable ser...
By Lt Col Brad Orgeron
CommentaryNATO Needs Solidarity for Its 70th Birthday
NATO marks its 70th anniversary this week—a remarkable milestone for a military alliance made up of 29 (soon to be 30) separate member states. But the big commemoration, sched...
By Julianne Smith
CommentaryWhy Trump’s sanctions aren’t working
On March 22, President Trump tweeted that he ordered the “withdrawal” of North Korea sanctions. It is still unclear whether he pulled back an upcoming package of North Korea s...
By David Cohen
CommentaryThe Building of Russia's Geopolitical Momentum
Since returning to office in 2012, Russian President Vladimir Putin has pursued a course of action that has enabled him to significantly enhance Russia’s position on the globa...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor
CommentaryThe House Intelligence Committee's Dangerous Descent into Partisan Politics
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is imploding. On Thursday, its nine Republican members demanded the resignation of the committee's chairman, Adam Schiff, ...
By Carrie Cordero
CommentaryPolybius, Applied History, and Grand Strategy in an Interstitial Age
Sometime around 118 B.C., a boar-hunting octogenarian cantering through southern Greece suddenly fell off his horse. The sprightly retiree — who ended up succumbing to his inj...
By Iskander Rehman
CommentaryVeterans shouldn't have to shoulder VA errors: VA debt collection must be improved
If your monthly income suddenly dropped by $1,500 — or even more — would you be able to weather the sudden change? For how long? For many Americans, a single unexpected financ...
By Kayla M. Williams
CommentaryTwo Ways for the United States to Deepen Diplomatic Engagement with ASEAN
The time has come to demonstrate again that the United States seeks to engage partners in Southeast Asia at the highest levels of government. As the region’s economic and secu...
By Chris Estep
CommentaryTo Remind You of My Love: Reforming the Impulsive Affection of U.S. Efforts to Build Partner Militaries
The movie Downfall, about the final days of Adolf Hitler, contains a scene that has been turned into countless memes with various subtitles. In the original, Hitler learns tha...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman