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Wars are about seizing and holding territory. This is true even for insurgencies such as the ones in Afghanistan and Vietnam. The greatest geostrategic...

The Embassy

Indirect nuclear talks have resumed in Vienna. From Tehran’s standpoint, the timing couldn’t be better: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was on the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The U.S. military might have largely shifted its focus on Great Power Competition and the danger posed by near-peer adversaries, such as China and...

Trillions

John Maynard Keynes famously said that “when the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do sir?”. Today with widespread reports of...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Not long ago I watched a remarkable film titled Only the Brave. Someone mentioned it online, and it’s a firefighting movie. I’m a sucker...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

What do Russians want? Moscow seems to be going out of its way to keep its “near abroad”—Russian-speak for the erstwhile Soviet empire, in...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

So the Pentagon released its latest report on Chinese military power this week, under the splashy title Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

NHK reports that China stands ready to ink a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea. Do tell. At this month’s (online) 24th...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

First, ditch the notion of building in Adelaide. Construction in Australia is the single factor that cripples Australia’s plan to acquire at least eight...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Why the US Army Gave the Glock 19x a ‘Silver Medal’: The Glock 19X had the valuable new contract within its crosshairs. Almost. The...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Do we now have video of the SR-72?: Sometimes the US Air Force gives out a free peek at future air frames, and in...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Sig Sauer M17 and M18, the wrong choice for the US military? There were numerous players, but Sig Sauer was the last man standing. The...

Trillions

Trillions

Inflation in 2021, How It Works and What Policymakers Can Do About It: Starting with the April 2021 release, virtually every monthly Consumer Price Index...

Trillions

President Joe Biden has done the right thing to resist strong pressure from the Democratic Party’s progressive wing to replace Jerome Powell as head...

Trillions

In 2009, when asked why Citibank kept lending aggressively on the eve of the US housing and credit market bust, Chuck Prince famously said...

Trillions

On Wall Street, the more sophisticated traders are in the habit of asking investment analysts with strongly held views what factors might prove them...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Indirect talks between the United States and Iran resumed this week in Vienna with world powers eager to find out if the Islamic Republic...

The Embassy

While Russia continues its aggressive maneuvers on the border with Ukraine, the U.S. is demanding answers from Moscow.  U.S. Department of Defense officials and...

The Embassy

President Joe Biden’s “Summit for Democracy” is approaching. In early December, announced the State Department, “President Biden will host the first of two Summits for...

The Embassy

During the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, after learning Nikita Khrushchev had broken his commitment not to deploy nuclear-capable ballistic missiles on the island, John...

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...

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Politics

Canada may send additional troops and jet fighters to Ukraine in a bid to deter a possible Russian invasion. “Two sources with knowledge of...

Politics

What does it mean to say that the United States suffers from an “Imperial Presidency Problem?” For at least the last fifty years, it...

Politics

The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse has divided the nation—again. Not that the nation needed any dividing. But politicians and the press can’t resist a...

Politics

European leaders may well be victims of their own success. Having incessantly drawn the world’s attention to the problem of climate change, the world...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

Let me state up front that I want peace on the Korean peninsula, and I think all Koreans and Americans want peace. The question...

Hermit Kingdom

Over the difficult past year and a half amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Congress has approved the delivery of three stimulus checks to most...

Hermit Kingdom

Kim Jong-un, Chairman, General Secretary, and Supreme Leader of North Korea, no longer looks the part of “Fatty Kim,” as he once was insulted...

Hermit Kingdom

Amid calls for increasing dialogue with Pyongyang from both Washington and Seoul, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continues ratcheting up the pressure with...