Taking Stock...and the Way Forward
The Logic of American Exceptionalism
Realists may hope that America is in decline. But the logic of dominance is overwhelming.
Snowden and the State of American Intelligence
Angelo M. Codevilla
The notorious NSA leaker didn’t expose new problems. He highlighted long-standing ones.
Why Al-Qaeda Just Won’t Die
Don’t believe the Administration’s rhetoric; al-Qaeda is alive and kicking.
The Sorry Shape of the War on Terror
Without tackling Islamist ideology, we’re only fighting half the battle.
The Drivers of Sound Defense
Mounting threats and global instability require strategy, not simply fiscal austerity.
Squaring the Nonproliferation Circle
Rhetoric notwithstanding, the Obama administration’s record on nuclear security is decidedly mixed.
Next Steps in Cyber Security
America needs to reboot its thinking about the next great battlefield.
Navigating the New Battlefield
Predicting the Future of Warfare
James F. Dunnigan
Where will warfighting be in the future? The past provides some useful guideposts.
The Changing Character of War
Tactics and strategy are changing rapidly. The U.S. military needs to keep up.
Rethinking the Shape of the Military
Overstretched and disconnected from the American people, the All-Volunteer Force is long overdue for a facelift.
The State of U.S. Cyberstrategy
Thomas M. Chen
The Pentagon’s approach to the cyber domain is a work in progress.
A Stalled War on Terror Finance
Politics has made Washington’s approach to threat finance provocatively weak.
Peace Through Strength
An interview with the Honorable Jon Kyl.
MOSCOW: What Russia Wants in Ukraine
AMMAN: How Not to Foster Stability in Iraq
PARIS: Tunisia’s Security Quandary
Warriors in Gray Suits
Mark Dubowitz and Annie Fixler
Juan Zarate’s superb overview of a new theater of battle: threat finance.
Asia’s Next Contest
Jeff Smith masterfully outlines the unfolding strategic competition between China and India.
A prescient map of how the modern battlefield is evolving, courtesy of David Kilcullen.