How Congress should grade the Space Force doctrine

May 19, 2020 Peter Garretson The Hill

Earlier this Spring, the leadership of the U.S. Space Force, the country’s newest military branch, announced that it plans to roll out a new doctrine in the near future. But what that doctrine will look like remains to be seen — and Congress, which will be the ultimate arbiter of the document and the vision it contains, needs to ensure that the country gets it right.

How Trump’s Constant Attacks on China over Coronavirus Won’t Help

May 15, 2020 Devin T. Stewart , Joshua Eisenman The National Interest

Rather than sing the same sad song about the source of the coronavirus, the United States needs to lead a choir of nations in a hymn about how this pandemic, like SARS before it, was made possible by the lack of transparency intrinsic to China’s national socialist political system. It is only through collaboration among democracies can the United States seize the day and create what the world desperately needs: a muscular coalition of like-minded nations that will prevail in this crisis, as well as secure the future of free markets and liberal values in its aftermath.

Saudi TV series speaks volumes about regional dynamics

May 13, 2020 Lawrence J. Haas The Hill

During the holy month of Ramadan, now underway, when TV viewership among Muslims traditionally skyrockets, Saudi Arabia’s MBC network is airing a series about Jewish families in a fictional Arab country in the late 1940s — a series that speaks volumes about what’s changing, and what isn’t, across the region.