The Perilous State of America’s Defense Industry

November 27, 2018 James Clad Inside Sources

Two grim words — ‘hollowed out’ — routinely surface when we speak about America’s once formidable industrial and manufacturing prowess. Once inextricable to growth and progress, our industrial primacy was already slipping when a shortsighted notion took root back in the 1980s and then spread like crabgrass.

What we really know about China’s Reform and Opening Up

November 15, 2018 Joshua Eisenman The Washington Post

China is now in full celebration mode, commemorating four decades since it turned away from Mao Zedong Thought and toward Reform and Opening Up — the blend of market and socialist policies initiated in 1978 by Deng Xiaoping that the Communist Party credits for “giving the Chinese people growth and prosperity.”

Why Jordan Is Next For ISIS

October 31, 2018 Emily Przyborowski The National Interest

The Islamic State may be receding in Iraq and Syria, but its militants may soon find safe harbor nearby — in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Testing Trump’s Iran Strategy

October 30, 2018 Ilan I. Berman The Washington Times

On Nov. 6, Americans will go to the polls in midterm elections that are likely to reshape the complexion of national politics. But even before they do, U.S. foreign policy will face a crucial test of resolve vis-a-vis the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Khashoggi’s Killing Was Despicable, But US Needs Saudi’s Help In Keeping Mideast Peace

October 24, 2018 Lawrence J. Haas

Let's be clear: the Saudi murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was a despicable act by a regime that, even after enacting modest reforms recently, still tolerates virtually no domestic dissent...The United States needs Saudi support to rein in the America-hating, terror-sponsoring, nuclear weapons-pursuing, regional destabilizing and human rights-abusing regime in Iran.

Exercise Trident Juncture is a response to Russian aggression

October 22, 2018 James Amedeo The Hill

Forty thousand participants; 130 aircraft; 70 vessels; 30 participating countries: Exercise “Trident Juncture 18” already has been labeled as one of the “most complex exercises” to be executed by NATO in the past 30 years and, in terms of countries participating, is the largest military exercise of 2018