Ideas

The Taliban Is Just as Bad as It Always Was

As international attention subsides, the group is reverting to its old tactics.

Help Military Families by Stopping the Spread of COVID

More than 4,700 troops have deployed for COVID relief. Those who won't get vaccinated are taking advantage of the military community’s altruism.

It’s Time for Rapprochement Between Turkey and the United States

Recent events from Afghanistan to Africa require us to revisit the entire transatlantic partnership—together.

What Can the United Nations Do About Counterterrorism?

It’s time to take a long hard look at the UN’s 20-year old counterterrorism architecture.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 89: The past, present, and future of Army vehicles

From the old M113 to the new OMFV, we review some of the more visible ground vehicle programs from the last few decades.

Will Americans Buy into Biden’s Ambitious Domestic Terrorism Plan?

The president’s national strategy pivots the United States away from the worst practices of the war on terrorism—if law enforcement, courts, and agencies will follow.

Keep Your Eyes on Afghanistan’s ISIS-K

The Taliban’s victory was local. ISIS still wants the world.

How China Is Planning For a Tech Decoupling

PLA strategists are already working on counters to anticipated U.S. moves.

Mind the ‘Middle Powers’ Gap

While pivoting from terrorism to great powers, the U.S. should pay far more attention those countries caught in the struggle between democracy and authoritarianism.

It’s Not Misinformation. It’s Amplified Propaganda.

You don’t need fake accounts to spread ampliganda online. Real people will happily do it.

The Pentagon’s New Climate Plan Aims to Manage the Unavoidable

The new plan has considerably more specificity, requirements, objectives, and metrics than we had in 2014.

More Than Just Subs: AUKUS Will Change Pacific Air Ops as Well

For example, U.S. air forces will be able to practice and refine the burgeoning agile combat employment, or ACE, concept.

What’s Next for the Quad?

This year’s summit has demonstrated the leaders’ ambitions. Regular leaders’ summits will be needed to maintain the pace and focus.

America Should Help Iran Get COVID Vaccines

There are at least two national-security reasons Biden should seize this opportunity.

Why Both Sides of the Atlantic Should Come Together on Tech

Insufficient coordination on investment priorities, integration, and governance has created space for Chinese and Russian gains.

We’re Already Barreling Toward the Next Pandemic

This one is far from over, but the window to prepare for future threats is closing fast.