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China Feeling the Pressure from Trump Administration?

Michael Pillsbury

On August 16, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Fox Business to discuss the Trump administration's efforts to reach a trade deal with China...

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Indian Foreign Policy

Aparna Pande

On August 13, Aparna Pande appeared on the Strategy Bridge Podcast to discuss Indian foreign policy...

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The Difference Congress Makes

Christopher DeMuth

Books about Congress typically compare the existing institution to a procedural ideal. Is Congress making good use of its constitutional powers?...

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Japan, South Korea Need to Lead the Charge for Democracy in Asia

John Lee

Why is authoritarianism resilient in Asia and its appeal, even within democratic polities, on the rise? ...

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China Accuses the U.S. of Having a "Mobster" Mentality

Michael Pillsbury

On August 9, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Fox Business to discuss ongoing trade tensions between China and the U.S....

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Is Facebook More Like a Newspaper?

Irwin M. Stelzer

On August 8, Irwin Stelzer appeared on BBC World Service to discuss Facebook's status as a conduit for information...

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Policy Talk Podcast

Policy Talk Podcast

Newest Episode: Arthur Herman on Quantum Computing...

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The Return of James Monroe

Walter Russell Mead

Latin America’s crisis turns Washington’s Cold War nightmare on its head...

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No News Is Bad News

Martha Bayles

The memory of 20th-century totalitarianism causes many in the West to conjure up images of state-run media using heavy-handed propaganda...

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Speaking Truth to Power, Rabbi Schneier Denounces Religious Persecution

Lela Gilbert

"Those who burn churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples will also burn human beings."...

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Pompeo Warns Russia and China Against Violation of Sanctions Against North Korea

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On August 4, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox news to discuss U.S. warnings issued to Russia and China regarding sanctions on North Korea...

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Whose Indo-Pacific?

Aparna Pande & Satoru Nagao

American grand strategy has always aimed at suppressing security competitions and the rise of a rival hegemon...

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Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan already has the ‘purana’ Pakistan solidly embedded

Husain Haqqani

Naya Pakistan is managed and controlled by Pakistan Establishment Inc., which has just brought in their cricket hero as new PR manager...

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Remains of U.S. Service Members Return Home

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On August 1, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the return of the remains of U.S. service members killed in the Korean War...

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U.S. Official: North Korea's Missile Program Moving Forward

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On July 31, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss recent developments in North Korea's missile program...

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An Election That Solves Nothing

Husain Haqqani

Imran Khan may be a fresh face to head Pakistan’s façade of a civilian government...

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Pakistan’s Deep State Seeks a New Patron

Walter Russell Mead

Forget elections. The military’s ties to Beijing will shape the country’s future...

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Two Perspectives on Cricket Hero's Pakistan Victory

Husain Haqqani

On July 27, Ambassador Husain Haqqani appeared on Amanpour on CNN to discuss Imran Khan's victory in the Pakistani elections...

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A Winner - and Lingering Controversy - in Pakistan's Elections

Aparna Pande

On July 27, Aparna Pande appeared on EWTN to discuss Pakistan's recent elections...

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Where is Donald Trump Today?

Peter Rough

On July 27, Peter Rough appeared on Swiss radio network SRF to discuss President Trump, the NATO summit, and the Helsinki conference...

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The Importance Of The Truce In U.S.-EU Trade Disputes

Thomas J. Duesterberg

At their meeting Wednesday, President Trump and EU Commission President Juncker agreed to a truce in the war of tariffs that threatened to undermine...

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U.S. Activists Rejoice as Rev. Brunson Leaves Turkish Prison

Lela Gilbert

It was an astonishing moment. During the State Department’s first-ever “Ministerial for Religious Freedom” event hosted in Washington, D.C., by ...

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Pakistan Election Results: Imran Khan Lacks Political Credibility

Aparna Pande

Every civilian populist leader over the last seven decades has been removed from power on grounds of corruption by the establishment and its allies...

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Imran Khan’s elevation won’t make a dent in Pakistan’s reputation as a ‘crisis state’

Husain Haqqani

Pakistani military wants a civilian façade in the form of an ‘elected’ govt that follows military’s diktats...

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Trump Alone Can’t Dismantle U.S. Leadership of the Free World

John Lee

Yesterday, Julie Bishop and Marise Payne met their US counterparts in Palo Alto, California, for the annual AUSMIN talks between foreign and defence m...

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No Matter Who Wins Pakistan’s Vote, the Nation Loses

Husain Haqqani

The military thinks elections give it a facade to rule from above. But that plan keeps backfiring...

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“Oceans Ventured” Review: A Bold Plan to Make Waves

Arthur Herman

A new strategy revived American sea power in the face of a Soviet bid for supremacy—and offers lessons for confronting global rivals today...

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Multiculturalism and the World Cup

Benjamin Haddad

Why American liberals celebrating the French team’s “Africanness” are making common cause with Jean-Marie Le Pen...

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Michael Pillsbury Testifies before U.S. House Intelligence Committee

Michael Pillsbury

China’s Threat to American Government and Private Sector Research and Innovation Leadership...

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Trump, Experts Blast Turkish Court's Refusal to Free Pastor Brunson

Lela Gilbert

A Turkish court refused on Wednesday to release American Pastor Andrew Brunson from his nearly 2-year imprisonment...

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Michael Doran Testifies before U.S. House Oversight Committee

Michael Doran

“A New Horizon in US-Israel Relations: From an American Embassy in Jerusalem to Potential Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty over the Golan Heights”...

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Europe in the New Era of Great Power Competition

Benjamin Haddad & Alina Polyakova

How the EU Can Stand Up to Trump and China...

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Is Helsinki Trump’s Iran Deal?

Walter Russell Mead

The president may be indulging Russia as his predecessor did the Islamic Republic...

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How the UK Can Escape Angela Merkel and the EU

Brendan Brown

The British are finding out in their Brexit voyage that escaping from the “might” of an EU dominated by Germany is perilous...

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No Grand Bargain in Helsinki

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

President Trump should not seek a grand bargain in Helsinki...

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Why NATO Countries Should Increase Defense Spending

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On July 12, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss how President Trump is pushing NATO allies to spend more on defense spending...

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Beyond the 2 Percent Solution: Trump and the Future of NATO

Arthur Herman

America and its allies need to spend more on new defense equipment, not just personnel...

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Trump à l'Otan : le grand marchandage?

Benjamin Haddad

On July 12, Benjamin Haddad appeared on France 24 to discuss President Trump and the NATO Summit...

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NATO Summit: U.S. President Trump Criticizes Allies

Peter Rough

On July 11, Peter Rough appeared on CBC to discuss the NATO summit and President Trump...

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Deep State, Deeper Problems: Pakistan

Husain Haqqani

Pakistan has been ill-served with the ‘corruption is the only problem’ oversimplification, as elections beckon...

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ASEAN Must Engage over Maritime Security

John Lee

U.S.-backed Indo-Pacific plan can bolster region without openly targeting China...

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North Korea Negotiations: A Prelude to More Fire and Fury?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

A clash between the United States and North Korea by the end of Trump administration seems increasingly plausible...

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Not Quite the Big Picture

Martha Bayles

A new book on the changing face of Hollywood is smarter on commerce than on culture...

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A Judicial Coup

Husain Haqqani

Nawaz Sharif’s conviction confirms that a politician can’t be corrupt and anti-military at the same time in Pakistan...

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How Trump Plans to Change the World

Walter Russell Mead

He rejects the postwar order on the ground that it puts the U.S. at a disadvantage...

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Chinese Tech in U.S. Homes: Is There A Risk?

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury discusses possible risks from Chinese tech in U.S. homes...

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Pompeo Lays Out Denuclearization Goals in North Korea

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses U.S.'s goals in North Korea...

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Secretary of State Pompeo Set to Arrive in North Korea for Meeting with Kim Jong-un

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses upcoming meeting between Secretary of State Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un...

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Slow and Steady

Ronald W. Dworkin

The Masterpiece Cakeshop case and the ascent of theory over prudence in American political life...

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America’s Decline Never Seems to Arrive

Walter Russell Mead

Our institutions show an unrivaled capacity for weathering disruptive change...

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The Devious Plans of Pakistan's Army & Supreme Court Might Just Work in Upcoming Polls

Husain Haqqani

The powers-that-be must seriously consider the price Pakistan pays for each round of their attempt to manipulate the political process...

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Will the South China Sea Become a Chinese Lake?

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

Twelve days at sea on a French warship provide occasion to ponder what lies ahead for the disputed waterway...

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China dreams of urban empire

Bruno Maçães

Forest City offers an early glimpse at Beijing’s post-imperial expansion...

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Rev. Andrew Brunson — Has His Imprisonment Become Too Costly for Turkey?

Lela Gilbert

American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson has been locked up in a miserable Turkish prison since October 2016...

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Post-Summit, Don't Forget Fate of North Korea's Christians

Lela Gilbert

To Christians locked up in Kim Jong Un’s gulag, the threat of annihilation is not a vague worry somewhere over the horizon...

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America "Could Win" the Trade Battle

Irwin M. Stelzer

On June 27, Irwin Stelzer appeared on BBC World Service to discuss Harley-Davidson shifting some production outside the U.S. to avoid tariffs...

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Pakistan Army is so Insecure that Every Unauthorized Remark on It Sends It into A Tizzy

Husain Haqqani

There is nothing in the book that is not already known to most knowledgeable observers of Pakistan’s internal and foreign policies...

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Why Australia’s Parliament Is Going After China

John Lee

Beijing has increased its covert activities in the country...

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Pompeo on What Trump Wants

Walter Russell Mead

An interview with Trump’s top diplomat on America First and ‘the need for a reset’...

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Japan's Nuclear Reactors can Power U.S.-Asian Security

Satoru Nagao

The shrinking Japanese nuclear industry is important not only for Japan but also for the security of the United States, China and other countries...

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U.S. Businesses Brace for E.U. Tariffs

Michael Pillsbury

On June 22, Michael Pillsbury appeared on America's News HQ on Fox News to discusses impending tariffs on E.U. goods...

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Countering Extremism In Indonesia And Beyond

Paul Marshall

A new anti-terrorism law criminalized overseas terror attacks and allowed for longer detention of suspects...

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Trump's Tariffs on China

Michael Pillsbury

On June 21, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Varney & Co. on Fox Business to discuss Trump's tariffs on China...

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China's High-Tech Trojan Horse

Michael Pillsbury

On June 21, Michael Pillsbury appeared on the Ingraham Angle on Fox News to discuss risks from the Chinese high-tech industry...

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Charles Krauthammer, a Great Thinker and an Even Better Friend

Irwin M. Stelzer

En route to the ER, I rang his office. Before I arrived, he had called the hospital to make sure it was ready...

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Why Italy Dares to Turn Away Refugees

Walter Russell Mead

Rome is reacting to a rising problem, but to EU elites such ideas remain unthinkable...

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Reading the South China Sea

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

Two recent books offer a helpful guide to Southeast Asia’s most complex maritime dispute...

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Cyber Security in the Cloud: One or Multiple Cloud Service Providers?

William Schneider

There are compelling reasons for federal departments and agencies to move from a decentralized, ad hoc IT architecture to a cloud-based architecture...

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U.S.-German Relations in the Era of Trump

Peter Rough

German-American relations are in a precarious state...

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The Kim Family Business: After Singapore, What’s Next?

Jack David

The regime’s actions over decades show that conquering South Korea has been its No. 1 goal. Let’s hope that has changed...

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How the Five Eyes Can Win the Race for Quantum Computing Supremacy

Thomas Keelan

Since China started quantum computing research in 2004, it has invested over 30 times more than America in this revolutionary technology...

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Experts Say Turkey's Indictment of Rev. Brunson Full of "Blatant Lies"

Lela Gilbert

Turkey’s formal indictment of U.S. Presbyterian Pastor Andrew Brunson is so tenuous and thinly supported it strongly suggests humanitarian groups are ...

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Time to Make Up After Fighting Over Iran

Michael Doran & Peter Rough

The U.S. is getting its way through coercive sanctions. It would be helpful to show the allies some respect...

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Countering China in the Indo-Pacific

Satoru Nagao

The time has come to proactively further cooperation between India, Japan, the US and Australia to ensure prosperity and stability in the region...

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Machine Strategists & the Future of Military Operations

Thomas Keelan

What do drunk Google searches and war have in common? They’re both chaotic, incoherent and occasionally regrettable...

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America First Au Pouvoir

Benjamin Haddad

Depuis l’élection de 2016, la politique étrangère de Donald Trump confond diplomates et commentateurs, à Washington comme dans les capitales étrangère...

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A Simple Law from Congress Will Save Us From Telemarketers

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Welcome to world of TCPA, where after 27 years of attempting to write lawful rules, the FCC has yet to succeed...

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Trump Gave Summit Serious Effort — Now North Korea Must Decide

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

It is difficult to imagine anyone seriously saying the prices the president was willing to pay were too high...

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Big Tech's Numbers Game Hides Many Sins

Brendan Brown

Demand for financial engineers rises and falls with asset inflation...

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Anonymous Companies and Dirty Money: What Congress Can Do

Nate Sibley

Anonymous ownership of shell companies underpins many of the most serious threats to U.S. National Security...

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Kim Jong-un and Trump Both Arrive in Singapore

Michael Pillsbury & Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On June 10th, Michael Pillsbury and Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss the impending U.S.-North Korean summit in Singapore...

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President Trump Arrives in Singapore

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On June 10th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the upcoming North Korea summit in Singapore...

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What Are the Potential Implications of the North Korea Summit?

Michael Pregent

On June 10th, Michael Pregent appeared on Fox News to discuss the Trump-Kim summit...

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Trump's Iran Gambit

Walter Russell Mead

Despite its aggressive rhetoric, the administration is not intent on toppling the Islamic Republic...

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The French Navy Stands Up to China

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

As we steamed through the disputed Spratly Islands, a voice demanded we radio our intentions...

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America’s Pivot from the West

Bruno Maçães

The collective sense in Washington is that Western idealism has become unmanageable...

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Protecting America from a Bad Deal: Ending U.S. Participation in the Nuclear Deal with Iran

Michael Pregent

testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee's Subcommittee on National Security...

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With the Death of Bernard Lewis, the Age of Academic Giants Has Come to an End

Michael Doran

Professional study of Middle East history now belongs to incompetents and political agitators...

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North Korea's Military Leaders Replaced with Kim Jong-un Loyalists

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On June 5th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss the recent shakeup in the North Korean military ...

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Italy Won't Start on an Exit Route

Brendan Brown

On June 5, Brendan Brown appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss Italy's new government and the future of the country's economy...

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China is Alone at Sea. That Means the U.S. Has the Advantage

John Lee

SINGAPORE — On Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the dinner address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual meeting of defense min...

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Putin’s Success Masks Russian Weakness

Walter Russell Mead

Things are breaking his way. But if China is a tiger, Russia is a pussycat on stilts...

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NATO’s Most Urgent Pledge Isn’t 2%-of-GDP—It’s Better Cyber Defense

Sorin Ducaru

The alliance has made strides toward its 2016 Cyber Defense Pledge. But more must be done, and urgently...

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A South China Sea Change?

Aparna Pande & Satoru Nagao

As Chinese construction and militarization proceed apace, the United States and its allies are ramping up their activity in the South China Sea...

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Trump Moves Forward with North Korea Negotiations

Michael Pillsbury

On June 2, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Fox News to discuss the North Korea summit, slated to take place as originally planned on June 12...

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U.S. Tariffs on China are Well Deserved

John Lee

The U.S. will slap a tariff of 25 per cent on $US65 billion of Chinese imports...

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Can Liquefied Natural Gas Solve the Trade Deficit?

Thomas J. Duesterberg & Alex Entz

The U.S. does not have nearly enough liquefaction capacity to make a dent in the growing demand...

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Mnuchin vs Ross on Trade

Michael Pillsbury

On May 30, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Fox Business to discuss trade negotiations with China...

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