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Last Thursday after talks between the United States, NATO, and Russia wrapped their third and final day, Michael Carpenter, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization...

Hermit Kingdom

In the debate on North Korea, China inevitably plays a large role. It is a treaty ally of Pyongyang, and more than 90% of...

Hermit Kingdom

Why does North Korea seem so quiet? Russia has sent troops into Kazakhstan and threatens Ukraine. China menaces Taiwan and the South China Sea....

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

American Who Spent 182 Days on the Battlefield Speaks Out on Ukraine and Russia: One US civilian has been to Ukraine and seen the...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Earlier this month War on the Rocks carried an interview with General David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The interview was mostly...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Warship design is a political process as much as an engineering challenge. Never was that more true than during the interwar decades, the heyday...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

A Chilean friend asks whether the craze for building “icebreakers or polar ships” will continue and whether it’s coming to the Antarctic. My rambling...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

David Berger wants to give Xi Jinping an ulcer. Early this month the U.S. Marine Corps commandant signed out the “Concept for Stand-in Forces,”...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Tensions with Russia over Ukraine continue to ebb and flow with a recent massive cyberattack against the Ukrainian government, showcasing what an actual conflict...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Russia’s New Derivatsiya Vehicle A Big Rapid-Firing Gun to Shoot Down Drones, Missiles: Russia’s long-range surface-to-air missile systems such as the S-400 and S-500...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Is the Era of Large Naval Warships Over? At an ASPI conference a few years ago, I remarked that I thought that major surface combatants...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Amid Pandemic Labor Shortage, the Army Increases Bonuses to $50,000: The military, specifically the US Army has seen what the job outlook is appearing...

Trillions

Trillions

Today’s disturbing inflation numbers showing consumer price inflation now running at 7 percent, coupled with the stock market’s rocky 2022 start, underline the difficult...

Trillions

Who Are the Top 5 NFL QBs Just Before the Playoffs and Who Takes Home the Super Bowl?: If you think that political discussions...

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Could the US Economy’s Various Problems Cost Joe Biden at the Polls?: James Carville, Bill Clinton’s political strategist, famously said that when it came to...

Trillions

Should Tom Brady Still Be in New England?: Divorces rarely end well for both parties, even if both sides have the best intentions.  When...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Russian Aggression in Ukraine Following Irregular Warfare Playbook: The tense situation in Ukraine isn’t likely to end soon and as Russian troops surround Ukraine...

The Embassy

A gunman identified as Muhammad Siddiqui today entered a Colleyville, Texas synagogue and is holding the rabbi and an unknown number of congregants hostage....

The Embassy

With roughly 100,000 Russian troops and heavy equipment massed in a long arc along its border, Ukraine is currently preparing for a full-scale Russian...

The Embassy

This week’s announcement that a bipartisan group of House and Senate members have created an Abraham Accords Caucus to encourage more Arab-Israeli normalization agreements...

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

Freshmen Democrat Sens. Jon Ossoff and Mark Kelly don’t seem a drain-the-swamp type nor mavericks ready to buck the party bosses. But they introduced...

Politics

Members of Washington, D.C.’s unofficial but bipartisan War Party thrive on bad news. Vladimir Putin is marching on Ukraine. Xi Jinping is reviving the...

Politics

In the aftermath of last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, I wrote in these pages that, “unless decisive action is taken – quickly...

Politics

Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, said the committee could be “obligated”...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

Shared Sino-American Interests Could Slow the Slide toward Cold War: It is now fairly obvious that the United States and China are sliding toward...

Hermit Kingdom

Big-Bang Deals with North Korea Fail; Go Small and Build Up: South Korean President Moon Jae-In’s term ends in March. He was an extraordinary...

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If North Korea will Halt Its Provocations, then an End-of-War Declaration is Worth it: 1945 has hosted a vigorous debate on an ‘end of...

Hermit Kingdom

The big change last year in Korean security was the return of the reality of multilateral sanctions as genuine international law constraining South Korea’s...

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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More