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Transatlantic Paralysis: The US-EU Trade Policy Stalemate and the European Union’s Democratic Deficit

Thomas J. Duesterberg

What is often labeled the democratic deficit in governance of the European Union (EU) is not a a flaw or bug in its architecture, it is a design featu...

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The Routinization of the Islamic State’s Global Enterprise

Haroro J. Ingram et al.

In 2020, the Islamic State changed tack on its branding efforts. After years of focusing its global media efforts on the activities of its enterprise ...

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The Popular Front of India: Looking Beyond the Sensationalism

Mohammed Sinan Siyech

Amid the emergence of new-age political and activist groups across India over the last two decades, the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its political...

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Testimony: Regaining EMS Superiority Through New Technologies

Bryan Clark

Testimony before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems at a March 17, 2021 hearing titled ...

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Amicus Brief in Kannuu Pty. Ltd. v. Samsung

Adam Mossoff

Amici curiae are law professors who specialize in patent law. They teach or write about patent licensing, and about the Patent Trial & Appeal Boar...

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Fear and Insecurity: Addressing North Korean Threat Perceptions

Patrick M. Cronin

Diplomacy with North Korea must factor in an understanding of the Kim regime’s fears and insecurity. Pyongyang’s mili...

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The Invisible Battlefield: A Technology Strategy for US Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority

Bryan Clark et al.

The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) is a uniquely challenging environment for military operations. Unlike objects physically moving through the air or ...

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Transforming the Middle East: The Origins, Impact, and Evolution of the Abraham Accords

Robert Greenway

The Look Ahead Series is a collection of policy memos examining the challenges that political, military, and business leaders must contend with today ...

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Implementing Decision-Centric Warfare: Elevating Command and Control to Gain an Optionality Advantage

Bryan Clark et al.

Since the Cold War ended, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has developed doctrine and capabilihiuties predominantly for the m...

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US Support for Australia and the Region Against PRC Coercion: A Six Point Agenda

John Lee

The Look Ahead Series is a collection of policy memos examining the challenges that political, military, and business leaders must contend with today ...

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Testimony: Near-Peer Advancements in Space and Nuclear Weapons

Tim Morrison

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, February 23, 2021 ...

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A US-India Trade Agenda for the Biden Administration

Aparna Pande & Husain Haqqani

The US ought to counteract the influence of Chinese authoritarianism early and often. One relatively low-cost way is to encourage India to engage more...

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Europe's China Chimera

Peter Rough

When Xi Jinping, the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), dreams of global domination, he worries about one thing above all else: a hostile ...

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Will the Biden Administration Support Global US Leadership in the Innovative Medicines Industry?

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Given the historically unprecedented speed with which the US pharmaceutical industry has developed COVID-19 vaccines—3 of the 4 first products likel...

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Countering Global Kleptocracy: A New US Strategy for Fighting Authoritarian Corruption

Nate Sibley & Ben Judah

Kleptocracy, or “rule by thieves,” has for too long been disregarded from mainstream foreign policy discussions. It is often overlooked as a perip...

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The American Republic and the Authoritarian Challenge

Tod Lindberg

Since the 1789 adoption in Philadelphia of the Constitution that established the form of government of the United States of America, this country has ...

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5G Technological Leadership

Hudson Institute

As the promise of the next-generation mobile communications technology becomes clearer, policymakers are increasingly focusing on the technological an...

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Recalibrating US-Africa Policy

James Barnett

For better or worse, US-Africa policy will not be an urgent priority for the Biden-Harris administration when it takes office in January. Domestic cha...

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Addressing the Sino-Russian Challenge

Richard Weitz

The Trump administration has described the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation as the most significant great-power challengers to ...

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Nine Months of COVID-19: The Impact on South Asia

Aparna Pande & Husain Haqqani

Since February of 2020, the eight countries of South Asia have been contending with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The region ha...

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Towards an Even Stronger Japan-US Alliance

Taro Hayashi

Sixty years ago, Japan and the United States signed the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security marking the beginning of the Japan-US Alliance as we...

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Productivity and Adaptability: Why COVID-19 Has Not Overrun American Hospitals

Hanns Kuttner

Early in the COVID-19 epidemic, many gloomy images emerged of what might be ahead. In one, hospitals would be overrun by more COVID-19 patients than ...

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Civil War in the Horn of Africa?: Four Possible Trajectories for Ethiopia

James Barnett

A civil war is erupting in Ethiopia—Africa’s second most populous state, a geopolitical fulcrum in the volatile Red Sea arena, and the seat of the Afr...

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Catalyzing Consensus around Global Commitments

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

An international consensus to meet contemporary challenges will develop primarily around defending against shared threats. If the United States is ...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Influence in South Asia

Husain Haqqani

Soon after Iran’s Islamic revolution in 1979, its leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared that Iran would challenge “the world’s arrogant p...

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The “Central African” Jihad: Islamism and Nation-Building in Mozambique and Uganda

James Barnett

The Islamic State (IS) has not scored many propaganda victories in the year since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by U.S. forces in Idlib, which makes...

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Iran in Lebanon: A Fatal Occupation

Hassan Mneimneh

In 2020, Lebanon should be celebrating its centenary. It is not. Instead, it is close to terminal collapse as a polity, an economy, and even as a soci...

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A US Trade Agenda for 2021: Bolstering Global Trade and Countering Chinese Economic Policy

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The most important and durable achievement of the Trump administration’s trade policy has been recognizing that China is not the “responsible stak...

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The West in African Violent Extremists’ Discourse

Audu Bulama Bukarti

On New Year’s Day 2016, al-Shabaab, a jihadi group active in East Africa, released a propaganda video featuring then-Republican Party presidential f...

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The Battle for the Soul of Islam

James M. Dorsey

Jordanian ruler Abdullah I bin Al-Hussein gloated in 1924 when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the visionary who carved modern Turkey out of the ruins of the O...

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The Jihadist Fight for West Africa

Toulu Akerele

The jihadist ambition to establish a global Caliphate has suffered serious setbacks in the last two years. Daesh (Islamic State or IS) emerged as a mo...

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The US Navy’s Accumulating Challenges

Seth Cropsey

The American news cycle moves so quickly that only the most jarring events break through into popular consciousness. Notwithstanding, the United State...

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The US-China Economic Competition: Economic Distancing, But on Whose Terms?

John Lee

In July 2020, Chinese chairman Xi Jinping articulated a new “dual circulation” strategy to “unleash the full potential of [Chi...

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Moscow’s Disinformation Offensive During COVID-19: The Case of Lithuania

Richard Weitz & Aurimas Lukas Pieciukaitis

Russian media outlets have waged a comprehensive disinformation campaign throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the US State Department’s Global Engag...

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The “China Dream” and the African Reality: The Role of Ideology in PRC-Africa Relations

James Barnett

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) promotes its worldview and political and economic model overseas, particularly in the developing world, albeit in a ...

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Europe under US Monetary Hegemony: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Undermine a 100-Year-Old Relationship

Brendan Brown

This policy study is based on the newly released book, "Europe’s Century of Crises under Dollar Hegemony: A Dialogue on the Global Tyranny of Unso...

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American Sea Power at a Crossroads: A Plan to Restore the US Navy’s Maritime Advantage

Bryan Clark et al.

The US fleet is at an important crossroads. Nearly twenty years after the drive for transformation led to costly and problematic programs such as the ...

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Weaponizing the 5G Value Chain

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

US national security experts worry the United States is falling behind China in the competition for 5G mobile communication dominance. While US compan...

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Sustaining the Undersea Advantage: Transforming Anti-Submarine Warfare Using Autonomous Systems

Bryan Clark et al.

Submarines have posed a challenge to naval forces for more than a century, enabling weaker maritime powers to launch surprise attacks ashore or cut an...

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Reducing Russia-NATO Tensions: Codes for Unplanned Encounters at Sea

Liselotte Odgaard & Sune Lund

On June 26, 2020, outgoing commander of US naval forces in Europe, Admiral James Foggo, highlighted the need for more communication at sea in order t...

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Limits of the Wholesale-Retail Model in Understanding Consumer Spending

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

The United States has the largest and perhaps most complex economy in the world. It is tempting to avoid this complexity by describing much or even al...

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What Is a Pyramid Scheme?: Distinguishing the Term from Legitimate Multi-level Marketing Practices

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

“Pyramid scheme” sounds sinister. The term is used so routinely and casually that it is easy to imagine it has long been codified as illegal in the Un...

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Book Release: “Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power”

Aparna Pande

Making India Great seeks to explain the dichotomy that lies at the heart of the nation: its belief in being a great power and yet reluctance to consis...

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Next Steps for US Trade, Manufacturing, and Supply Chains After COVID-19

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The imperative to return supply chains to the United States for products important to national defense, medical security, and competitiveness in key i...

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Testimony: Trade, Manufacturing and Critical Supply Chains: Lessons from Covid-19

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Imperative to return supply chains for products important to national defense, medical security, and competitiveness in key sectors is not a new one...

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Testimony: U.S.-China: Winning the Economic Competition

Tim Morrison

General Secretary Xi promises the eventual demise of capitalism....

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Testimony: The CCP’s Regression and China’s Threat to Global Peace

Walter Russell Mead

Testimony before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Economic Policy July 22, 2020....

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Mineral Supply Chains

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Throughout our history, the vast mineral wealth of the United States has been a pillar of economic growth and of a high standard of livi...

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The Mission-Ready Cloud: A Multi-Vendor Cloud Architecture for the US Defense and Intelligence Communities

William Schneider & Tod Lindberg

After six years operating with a single cloud-services provider under its Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) program, the intelligence ...

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Boosting Taiwan’s Economic Status is Good Strategy, Economics, and Domestic Policy

John Lee

On January 1, 1979, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China issued a “Messa...

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Consumer Sovereignty and the Role of Government Intervention

Kirk R. Arner & Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

This essay is part of a series exploring the importance of allowing flexible business models in the American economy....

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Busting the “One Size Fits All” Myth about American Businesses

Kirk R. Arner & Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

This essay is part of a series exploring the importance of allowing flexible business models in the American economy....

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The Three Types of Trust Guiding Consumer Purchases

Kirk R. Arner & Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

This essay is part of a series exploring the importance of allowing flexible business models in the American economy. Producers of goods and serv...

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First Step Act Implementation Fiscal Year 2020 90-Day Report

Hudson Institute

First Step Act Implementation Fiscal Year 2020 90-Day Report...

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A Global Survey of US-China Competition in the Coronavirus Era

Eric B. Brown et al.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has introduced a series of new stresses and factors in the US-China relationship. While the world has struggled ...

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Crisis from Kolkata to Kabul: COVID-19’s Impact on South Asia

Husain Haqqani & Aparna Pande

The world’s most populous region, South Asia, with almost 1.9 billion people living in eight countries, has so far had fewer reported infections and...

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The Executive’s Guide to Quantum Cryptography: Security in a Post-Quantum World

Arthur Herman

CEOs and CIOs are accountable for protecting their company, their investors, their customers, and their employees from cyber-threats that endanger the...

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A Legal Analysis of Making Copyrighted Works Available Online During the Coronavirus Crisis

Steven Tepp

The Internet Archive (“IA”) began operation in 1996, at first making archival copies of websites, but soon offering those to the public and then e...

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The Sputnik Moment: Historic Lessons for Our Hypersonic Age

Jerry Hendrix

Distilling lessons learned from the first “Sputnik Moment”...

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Combating China’s COVID-19 Propaganda Offensive to Undermine the United States on the Global Stage

John Lee

Beijing is aggressively engaged in a propaganda campaign to characterize its response to COVID-19 as decisive and representative of a superior system...

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Pathways to Peace: Achieving the Stable Transformation of the Korean Peninsula

Patrick M. Cronin

The possibility of peaceful change on the Korean Peninsula appears less realistic today than it did throughout 2018 and 2019....

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Testimony: The Coronavirus and America’s Small Business Supply Chain

Tim Morrison

The United States needs to ensure its health care security....

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Double-Edged Aid: China’s Strategy to Gain Influence through Regional Assistance

Liselotte Odgaard

China's Janus-headed approach looks for opportunities that developing countries often believe have been neglected by traditional aid institutions...

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The Missile Defense Agency’s FY21 Budget: Positive Developments, Concerns, and Questions for Policymakers

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

If enacted, the Missile Defense Agency’s FY21 budget submission to Congress would make some improvements to the country’s missile defense architecture...

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Coronavirus and the Chinese Economy: Watching for Signs of a Further Slowdown

John Lee

The coronavirus has become an issue at a time when Xi’s government has spent years engaging in a high-risk, high-cost approach towards national growth...

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Ambition and Overreach: Countering One Belt One Road and Beijing’s Plans to Dominate Global Innovation

John Lee

How the U.S. and its allies can confront and counter these Chinese strategies and initiatives....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 25

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on the Erdogan's revolution in Turkey, Al-Qaeda in Syria, Boko Haram, Moroccan Islam, Islam in Russia, Social Media in Iran and more ...

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Britain Moving Forward: A Conversation with UK Parliament Member Tom Tugendhat on the UK Election

Ben Judah

Britain's position in the world and British foreign policy since the referendum...

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The Origins of Boko Haram—And Why It Matters

Audu Bulama Bukarti

Over the last decade from 2009-2019, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of mass violence and wrought havoc in Africa’s Lake Chad region, which comprises ...

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Saving Functional Claiming: The Mismatch of § 112 Reform in the § 101 Reform Debate

Kristen Osenga

Patent-eligible subject matter, the doctrine that explains what types of inventions may be patented, is a mess....

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Interview with Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver on Security in the Indo-Pacific

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

This transcript is drawn from an interview between Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and ...

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Driving Growth and Innovation in the Food Industry: Lessons from the Automobile Industry’s CAFE Standards

Hank Cardello

Poor dietary patterns are the leading cause of noncommunicable disease in the U.S., and they are creating a significant burden on the economy and on q...

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Strategies for the Indo-Pacific: Perceptions of the U.S. and Like-Minded Countries

Satoru Nagao et al.

The rise of China and its attitude towards the world forces the United States to address the challenges posed by China’s ambitions. ...

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China’s Economic Slowdown: Root Causes, Beijing’s Response and Strategic Implications for the US and Allies

John Lee

China's economy suffers from serious structural problems that have political and strategic policy ramifications for the U.S. and its allies....

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Exclusive Interview: Secretary Pompeo on the Threat of the Chinese Communist Party

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 25th, 2019, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs conducted an exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. B...

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The Impasse Obstructing U.S.-Israel Relations, and How to Remedy It

Arthur Herman

On China, Israel and the U.S. have never seemed farther apart....

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If You Can’t See ’em, You Can’t Shoot ’em: Improving US Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting

Seth Cropsey

The United States today faces the greatest challenge to its international stature since the mid-twentieth century. America’s adversaries, despite thei...

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The Cornerstone and the Linchpin: Securing America’s Northeast Asian Alliances

Patrick M. Cronin

During an era in which strategic gravity is shifting to Asia, the U.S. cannot be careless in tending to its alliances with Japan and South Korea...

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Tabletop Exercise 2019: Security in Northeast Asia

Seth Cropsey & Jun Isomura

A tabletop exercise (TTX) was held at Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. from June 25–27, 2019. The TTX was modeled on the Taiwan Strait crisis, whi...

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The Eastern Mediterranean in the New Era of Major-Power Competition: Prospects for U.S.-Israeli Cooperation

Douglas J. Feith & Seth Cropsey

This is a study of Eastern Mediterranean security and how the United States and Israel can improve cooperation to protect their common interests...

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China, 5G, and Dominance of the Global “Infosphere”

William Schneider

Modern consumer society has rapidly evolved from domination by “things” to domination by information....

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Modernizing the Land-Based Leg of the Nuclear Triad: Myths and Facts

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Brandi Jackson

To remain effective, the U.S. must modernize its Cold War legacy nuclear forces....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 24

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on the Muslim Brotherhood, The anti-Muslim movement in China, the future of Turkey under Erdogan, Islamism in Europe, and more ...

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The Expanding China-Russia Defense Partnership

Richard Weitz

Over the last three decades, China and Russia have developed an increasingly close military relationship built on arms sales, joint military exercises...

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The Executive’s Guide to Quantum Computing and Quantum-secure Cybersecurity

Arthur Herman

CEOs and CIOs are accountable for protecting their company, their investors, their customers, and their employees from cyber-threats that endanger the...

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The Use of Aid to Counter China's "Djibouti Strategy" in the South Pacific

John Lee

If the U.S. doesn’t counter China’s military mission creep with its own whole-government approach to economic aid in the South Pacific, America and it...

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The Decline of Deterrence

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

Since the end of World War II, the United States has relied on deterrence as the centerpiece of its defense strategy. Th...

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Assessing Europe’s Efforts to Oppose Islamist Extremism

Robin Simcox

Islamism poses substantial political and security challenges to governments across Europe. At present, it is unclear whether those governments are cap...

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Conflicting Currents in Egyptian Thought

Tarek Elgawhary

Two significant streams of Muslim thought flow through Egypt. One emanates from the scholarship of the al-Ahzar establishment in Cairo; the other from...

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The Importance of WTO Reform from a Transatlantic Perspective

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Plurilateral agreements are needed to establish and test rules needed for the 21st-century economy....

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U.S.-Russian Relations, 1989-2019: Self-Awareness and History

Bruce Jackson

What's at the heart of the most discussed subject in American foreign policy today?...

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Freedom of Navigation and East Asian Stability: Countering Beijing's Campaign of Historical Revisionism

John Lee

A better-coordinated effort that blends hard and soft power is needed to defend freedom of navigation and uphold international law....

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Israel and China Take a Leap Forward—but to Where?

Arthur Herman

Relations between the two nations grow increasingly warmer and closer....

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U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Strategic Island Defense

Seth Cropsey & Jun Isomura

Seth Cropsey and Jun Isomura on the Ryukyu Islands...

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