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The Embassy

Calls by U.S. leaders to extend security guarantees to Taiwan against an aggressive China are on the rise. American pundits have likewise been eager...

The Embassy

Earlier this week, the Financial Times reported that China had combined two advanced missile technologies in a test of a new nuclear capability. The...

Politics

Colin Powell has passed away, and we have begun to engage with the enigma of his life and career. To declare a public figure...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Over at the Financial Times (hat tip: Tyler Rogoway, the WarZone), Demetri Sevastopulo and Kathrin Hille break the news that China tested a “fractional...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Over at Reuters, Tim Kelly and Ju-min Park tender the feel-good story for the week: Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) intends to double...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Back in August in the Washington Examiner, American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Michael Rubin (and a 1945 Contributing Editor) contended that Taiwan must go...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Even though some commentators are confident that the chance of war between China and Taiwan is remote[1], the odds of military action are growing...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

A thought experiment: suppose the U.S. Marine Corps were looking for a winsome amphibious transport—let’s call it a “light amphibious warship” (LAW)—to help marines...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

You’ve seen Israel’s Iron Dome in action, but what if the Iron Dome added lasers that would allow the Israelis to fry incoming rockets...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

How would you like a powerful computer mounted on your M4 carbine? That’s what U.S. Army soldiers are now testing. This gem would give...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

China’s GJ-11 sharp sword drone has some stealth characteristics and could fly missions that would prep the battlefield should a conflict between China and Taiwan...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Weapons of the U.S. Marine Corps, Explained: The U.S. Marine Corps is evolving. The branch is doing away with its tanks and is seeking...

Trillions

Trillions

When it comes to major economic imbalances, the most dangerous five words that economic policymakers can utter are “this time will be different”. By...

Trillions

In the 1970s, we learned at a considerable expense that inflation can come in two basic varieties proving that America’s inflation problem won’t go...

Trillions

Federal government debt is rising as politicians increase spending faster than tax revenues are coming in the door. With the economy growing, the government...

Trillions

With the Biden administration’s China policy under wraps for months, no one quite knew what to expect from U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s speech...

The Embassy

The Embassy

U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and ships face severe vulnerabilities from hypersonic anti-ship missiles and China’s anti-ship ballistic missiles. A war with China would require...

The Embassy

According to multiple reports, in August, China tested a hypersonic glide vehicle that orbited the earth before hitting near its target. News of the...

The Embassy

The lira, Turkey’s currency, is in free fall. A decade ago, it traded at 1.83 to the US dollar. Five years ago, it hovered...

The Embassy

On October 7, Polish border troops reported being fired upon by their counterparts from Belarus. Though no one was hurt and the Belarusian soldiers...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

The people of Taiwan have been living in a parallel world since June 2020, with the island recording more than 250 consecutive days without any domestic...

Coronavirus Chaos

As Cato has long pointed out, the law takes a paradoxical stance toward so‐​called “off‐​label” use of drugs approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration...

Coronavirus Chaos

There’s clearly an open divide in the United States between those who are vaccinated and those who are not. But among those who are,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Over the past year, most Americans already have received three stimulus checks in total—with the latest payments amounting to more than $400 billion approved...

Politics News

Politics

Much of Washington has been in a spin this week, with reaction to the allegation that China recently tested a hypersonic missile. As is...

Politics

Just recently, the Senate Armed Services Committee received testimony from Secretary of Defense Austin and Chairman Milley about the disaster in Afghanistan and the...

Politics

The operative reality of Iran’s relations with the P5+1 nations stopped being the JCPOA a number of years ago. That’s true in two ways,...

Politics

In Washington, it’s easy to blame politicians for being, well, politicians. Defense leaders often decry the parochial interests of elected officials thwarting their plans...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea is pushing ahead with a new, ambitious period of military modernization. To succeed, Kim Jong-un will depend on the research and development...

Hermit Kingdom

On the morning of September 15, 1950, as US and Royal Navy warships fired at targets ashore, US Marines boarded landing craft and assaulted...

Hermit Kingdom

Pyongyang continues to augment and diversify its threat to U.S. allies in Asia with mobile missiles more difficult to detect and more adept at...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea’s First Sister, Kim Yo-jong, has gone from tossing insults at Seoul to whispering sweet nothings suggesting better diplomatic times ahead. Maybe. If...