The medium-displacement unmanned surface vessel Sea Hunter sits pierside at Naval Base San Diego during the Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One Establishment ceremony on May 13, 2022, in San Diego, California. (US Navy photo by Kevin C. Leitner)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen at the Russian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 27, 2022. (Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Mike Watson is associate director of Hudson Institute's Center for the Future of Liberal Society.
Mike Watson is the associate director of Hudson Institute’s Center for the Future of Liberal Society. He holds a BA in history from the University of Virginia and an MA in security policy studies from George Washington University. His written work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Tablet, National Interest, National Review, The Hill, American Purpose, Providence, and National Affairs. His research focuses on America’s competitive advantages against foreign adversaries and the historical roots of American foreign policy and strategic thought.
Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force disembark from a US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey as part of joint military drill Operation Keen Sword in Kumamoto, Japan, on November 16, 2022. (Marine Corps photo by Justin Marty)
During a gala marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party, performers dressed as emergency workers surround a large Communist Party flag on June 28, 2021 at the Olympic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty)