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Russia's Costly Ukrainian Conquest
Ukrainian government and the Russian-directed separatist movement occupying parts of two Ukrainian provinces and Crimea. Few expect it to last because neither side is ready to live with the status quo.
A Post-America South America
Last fall, in a speech before the Organization of American States, Secretary of State John Kerry announced with great fanfare that the "era of the Monroe Doctrine is over." Kerry's pronouncement was a distinctly political one, intended to reassure regional powers that the heavy-handed interventionism that at times had characterized America's approach to Latin America was a thing of the past. But it was also very much a sign of the times, because the United States is in strategic retreat in its own hemisphere.
What Obama Should Tell America (But Likely Won't)
My fellow Americans:
Ukraine: What Must Be Done Now
Don’t let the latest news out of Ukraine fool you; Russia actually invaded Ukraine six months ago. What is happening today is just an intensification of that assault.
Hamas: The Middle East's Other 'Cancer'
In the photo, Daniel Tragerman stands proudly next to his Lego tower. He wears a blue-and-white Lionel Messi jersey, dark shorts and sandals; brown bangs tickle his forehead, and he looks at us with a charming half-smile. He seems, like most four-year-olds, soft, innocent and irresistibly huggable.
Latest In-House Bulletins
China Reform Monitor - No. 1121
Senior Taiwan official charged with leaking secrets to mainland;
Chinese fighter harasses U.S. surveillance plane
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1923
Talks, but no peace;
China Reform Monitor - No. 1120
Rising suicide rates among Chinese seniors;
China Reform Monitor - No. 1119
Top Chinese general visits disputed border with India;
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1922
Moscow's media offensive;
Latest Policy Papers
Security and Defense Dimensions of the Asia Pivot
There is no question that the United States faces significant and increasing security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region, including the growing threat posed by ballistic missiles and their payloads. It is fair to argue that China is increasingly confident and assertive in addressing its perceived national interests, supported by its expanding military might and power projection capabilities. From appearances, it is also reasonable to assert that North Korea is not on a path to openness, reform, and reconciliation with its neighbors. As such, it is critical that the United States provide for its national defense in the Pacific...
Space in the National Interest: Security in a Global Domain
Space as a domain and the systems that use it are integrated with American power, whether the soft power of culture, reputation, diplomacy and economics or the hard power of armed force. For that reason, it is no longer possible to stovepipe strategic thinking about space and national security. Developments in one area directly affect others. From civil space programs that help shape foreign spending on space and trade arrangements that impact access to space and have diplomatic consequence to military systems that civilian users have come to rely upon, policymakers must approach developments in space as an integrated whole, a single phenomenon that requires expertise across the range of space activities.