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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Everything old is new again, and we walk in footprints that have already been made. In the early stages of the Cold War, the...

The Embassy

How countries weigh the trade-off between economic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and military protection from the United States will determine...

Trillions

Turkish President Recep Erdogan has dug himself into a deep currency crisis hole through his eccentric economic policy views. Yet, judging by last week’s...

Politics

Last week, the White House yet again corrected President Joe Biden for misstating his own Taiwan policy. The day after saying America had a...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

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

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...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

On October 1, China celebrated its National Day by sending fighter jets, bombers, and other warplanes in menacing formations off the southern end of...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Israel helped develop it. Now they want their own shipment. America’s new 5,000-pound GBU-72 bomb has been tested recently and the Israelis already want...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

What if the Air Force could transform its cargo planes into what amounts to combat aircraft, or better yet, a giant airborne missile truck?...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

China’s HD-1 supersonic cruise missile looks sleek, modern, and fast. Displayed at last month’s Zhuhai Airshow, the Chinese believe it’s an “aircraft carrier killer.”...

Trillions

Trillions

The Democrats’ “Build Back Better” proposals for childcare represent a disastrous step in the ongoing government takeover of the sector – raising care costs, creating dependence,...

Trillions

Although most of the discussion surrounding current U.S. port and supply chain bottlenecks has focused on the economy and Americans’ holiday shopping plans, some...

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...

The Embassy

The Embassy

NATO vs. Russia War, A Short Primer: With the shift to Great Power Competition, the Pentagon is looking to focus once more primarily on...

The Embassy

The unfolding crisis in the Indo-Pacific and continued Russian geostrategic assertiveness along the country’s Western periphery should serve as a wake-up call for Europe’s...

The Embassy

Former Senator Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, passed an important hurdle last week when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced to the full Senate...

The Embassy

“He is just too old and likes to bluff, doesn’t know what he is talking about,” tweeted China Daily’s Chen Weihua on Friday, referring...

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

President Joe Biden took the U.S. out of Afghanistan, ending the desultory 20-year conflict. Although deadly and costly, it was, by World War II...

Politics

In July 1870, France declared war on Prussia after learning the Prussian king had insulted the French envoy during a meeting concerning affairs in...

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...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

A media report that Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, deposed her brother in a coup and replaced him over the summer has been...

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...