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CommentaryThe Tale of Turkey and the Patriots
Watching the current trajectory of the U.S.-Turkish relationship is like witnessing two locomotives hurtling towards one another head-on. It’s a terrifying sight. As both capi...
By Jim Townsend & Rachel Ellehuus
CommentaryThe US Is Unprepared to Mobilize for Great Power Conflict
The “fully mobilized Joint Force,” the National Defense Strategy tells us, will be capable of “defeating aggression by a major power; deterring opportunistic aggression elsewh...
By Elsa B. Kania & Emma Moore
CommentaryThe Second Battle of Midway
The year is 2025 and a Chinese amphibious action group has set out for Taiwan. The United States will intervene to stop this effort, but there isn’t a U.S. ship within 4,000 m...
By David Zikusoka
CommentaryIn Search of Ideas: The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Wants You
Americans don’t want to grow old wondering what happened to their country’s place in the world. U.S. global leadership has fostered international institutions, strengthened hu...
By Robert O. Work & Eric Schmidt
CommentaryCan North Korea Be Deterred?
Each time the world witnesses cycles of North Korean provocations or nuclear diplomacy, or both, Korea watchers and specialists question whether deterrence is possible or feas...
By Duyeon Kim
CommentaryA Looming Retention Crisis
Some of the most significant retention challenges the military faces are choices related to military families and how cultural shifts in family dynamics shape the decisions of...
By LtCol Colin Smith
CommentaryCan South Korea and America Find a Common Position on China?
The image two weeks ago of Presidents Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in greeting Kim Jong Un in the Korean Demilitarized Zone captivated the world. The impromptu, trilateral meetin...
By Richard Fontaine, Kristine Lee & Hannah Suh
CommentaryCan Tariffs and Sanctions Lead to a Better Climate Change Strategy?
A little more than two years since he announced in the Rose Garden that the United States was “getting out” of the Paris climate change agreement, President Donald Trump was i...
By Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryA Bold Idea for Security Reform in the Indo-Pacific Region
Former Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan’s recent speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue was expected to herald a new approach to the Indo-Pacific region by the United S...
By CDR Bob Jones
CommentaryWhy Ivanka Trump didn’t belong anywhere near the DMZ or the G-20 summit
Since President Trump took office, the White House has been pushing the boundaries of what the American public will tolerate in terms of family involvement in presidential dec...
By Carrie Cordero
CommentaryActing or Not, the Play’s The Thing
The musical chairs of “acting” officials at the Defense Department has taken on a dizzying pace. Army Secretary Mark Esper became the acting defense secretary after Patrick Sh...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
CommentaryAn Acting Secretary of Defense Isn’t Enough
The U.S. public is rightfully anxious about U.S. policy on Iran and whether the Trump administration is leading the country toward war in the Persian Gulf. The White House has...
By Jim Townsend
CommentaryINF Treaty Defenders Raise the Risk of Nuclear War
President Trump last year announced the U.S. would withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. That made sense because Russia was violating the pact and C...
By Elbridge Colby & Rep. Mike Gallagher
CommentaryThis Is How to Solve America's Rare-Earths Dilemma
Your computer, smartphone, car, your father’s pacemaker—they all require rare-earth elements. The U.S. military’s missile guidance systems, and platforms like fighter aircraft...
By Martijn Rasser & Ashley Feng
CommentaryReforming National Security Tariff Tools: Issues and Recommendations for Policymakers
Introduction President Trump’s late-May threat to impose tariffs on U.S. imports from Mexico in response to illegal immigration, and ongoing threat of tariffs against U.S. aut...
By Peter Harrell
CommentaryTrump Keeps ‘Maximum Pressure’ on Iran, Even Though It Is Failing in Venezuela
Escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf peaked last week when President Donald Trump abruptly canceled U.S. airstrikes against Iranian military assets, after Iran shot down an...
By Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryHow to Address the Greater Russia-China Alignment
The world’s leaders will gather this week for the G20 Summit in Japan. All eyes will be on President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated meetings with Chinese president Xi Jinpi...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & David Shullman
CommentaryDemocrats Face a Defense Spending Conundrum
On Wednesday and Thursday, 20 of the two dozen contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination will converge on stage in Miami to make their case to the American people....
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
CommentaryThe Key to Success with North Korea: A ROK-Solid Alliance
When President Trump meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in after the G-20 Summit next week, he will have a golden opportunity to jump-start diplomatic engagement with North...
By Kristine Lee & Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryTrump and Kim’s Interactions Aren’t Transactional Anymore
There’s a Korean saying that goes “Chop 10 times, and there isn’t a tree that won’t fall over.” Sometimes that number goes up to 100, but the underlying point—fundamental to c...
By Duyeon Kim