Ideas

Putin Suddenly Looks Very Small

With Trump out of office, the Russian leader has nobody else. Biden has NATO, the G-7, and the upper hand.

Ideas

The Domestic Counterterrorism Strategy Is a Good Start—But Needs More

For at least three reasons, domestic CT strategy is harder than the international one that worked against al Qaeda.

Ideas

The New Pentagon Slush Fund

Congress should reject the Pacific Deterrence Initiative before it’s too late.

Policy

Russia, US Will Launch Arms Control Talks To Avoid ‘Accidental War’

The agreement reached during the summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is “a positive first step,” according to one analyst.

Science & Tech

NATO Members Agree to Broad Tech, Environmental Agenda

A new tech accelerator and innovation fund comes with new commitments on cyber resilience and a collective look at emissions.

Ideas

A Better Way to Measure Returns on U.S. Security Cooperation Investments

Though return-on-investment analysis seems like the obvious approach, it simply does not work for measuring security cooperation activities.

Ideas

How the U.S. Can Beat the Semiconductor Shortage (and China)

We must reverse our reliance on foreign manufacturing and build a better microelectronic systems industrial base.

Policy

Lawmakers Blast Acting Navy Secretary’s Defunding of Naval Nuclear Cruise Missile

Harker confirmed that he did not consult with Pentagon or military leaders on the planned nuclear missile.

Ideas

How Biden Can Leverage Missile Defense in His Summit with Putin

Putting it on the table would put the United States in the driver’s seat in strategic stability talks.

Policy

Biden’s Hair Should Be ‘On Fire’ Over Afghan Translators Being Left Behind, Senator Says

Sen. Angus King proposed solutions, such as sending Afghans to NATO allies temporarily, but said there’s not enough time for Congress to act.

Science & Tech

South Korea to Add Robots-on-Rails and AI Surveillance to DMZ Border

The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea will be getting new surveillance technologies in the coming months, Korean news outlets report.

Ideas

US Navy Punts on Building a Fleet to Compete with China

The 2022 budget proposal aims to increase future capability but misses the reality facing it today.

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