Ideas

It’s Macron’s Moment to Move Europe Beyond NATO

Russian threats, Normandy talks, and the EU presidency give the French leader a golden chance to advance his new European security arrangement.

What If Moscow Cancels Airline Overflight Rights?

The interconnected world gives Russia tools that the Soviet Union never had.

Only Putin Knows What Happens Next

He alone can make the choice to bring Europe back from the brink of a major war.

Another Delay Could Scuttle Crucial VA Reform

Legislation and election timelines leave precious few months to launch a once-in-a-generation effort to reset the infrastructure that supports veterans’ health care.

Biden’s Gray-Zone Gaffe Highlights a Real Dilemma

It’s high time for NATO and its member governments to define what kinds of aggression short of war require a unified response.

Slouching Towards Armageddon

As Cold War-type dangers return, we should restore the things that once pulled the world back from the brink.

Ukraine Needs Help Surviving Airstrikes, Not Just Killing Tanks

A Russian invasion would likely start with a punishing bombardment intended to induce quick capitulation.

As Climate Change Threatens China, PLA Is Missing in Action

China’s military will have to reckon with a new security environment. When will it start?

‘War Is Coming’: Mysterious TikTok Videos Are Scaring Sweden’s Children

The campaign offers an early test for the country’s new anti-disinformation agency.

China Is Watching Ukraine With a Lot of Interest

Biden’s handling of Putin may tell Xi Jinping how resolutely the U.S. would defend Taiwan.

How Fake Spies Ruin Real Intelligence

Espionage-themed entertainment is influencing policy makers, from soldiers fighting on the front lines to justices sitting on the nation’s highest court.

Unless Biden Acts Now, His Nuclear Policy Will Look a Lot Like Trump’s

The smart move is to declare a "sole purpose" policy and reverse the dangerous expansion of nuclear missions.

The US Must Prepare for War Against Russia Over Ukraine

If Putin is not deterred from seizing another chunk of sovereign territory, he won’t stop there.

The Metaverse Offers Much Potential For Terrorists and Extremists

The coming immersive virtual reality version of the internet will bring all the problems of today's 2D version.

Who’s Afraid of an ICBM Review?

It’s worth spending five figures to assess whether to move ahead with a program that could cost more than a quarter-trillion dollars.

Six Things Veterans Can Do to Strengthen Our Democracy

Work to inoculate our communities against disinformation, increase civil participation, and collaborate to build our nation’s vital institutions.

Defense Giants Should Stop Funding Election Deniers

If it turns out that antidemocratic action is not a red line for the defense industry, we need to start asking more serious questions.