Foreign Policy

Defense One Radio, Ep. 116: Has US foreign policy become too militarized?

Two researchers compiled data on U.S. military interventions from 1776 to 2019. Here's what they learned.

The Saudi-China Deal Tells Us What Autocracies Want From Each Other

Biden’s blunt democracy-vs.-autocracy rhetoric may be pushing U.S. security partners toward Beijing.

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World Leaders Expected to Push for Ukraine War Crimes Trials at Munich Security Conference

“How do we get them in front of courts?” says the German ambassador who leads the annual event.

Putin’s War, and His Rule, Are In Trouble

Russia’s mobilization is an epic disaster. Can it become a movement against the regime?

In NYC, a Bronx Cheer for Putin, Trump, and the Aging UN

As the General Assembly met for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine, Biden warned against nuclear war and the UN’s growing irrelevance. Will he do more?

Lawmakers Highlight ‘Urgency’ To Train Aussie Submariners As AUKUS Celebrates One Year

“Whether you’re developing a workforce to build it or those to operate it, the sooner we begin that training pipeline, the better off we will be,” Rep. Donald Norcross said.

Queen Elizabeth II Dead at 96

King Charles III succeeds Britain’s longest-serving monarch and most prominent global leader.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 107: The legacy of America’s Afghan war, with Elliot Ackerman

Two Afghanistan war veterans discuss some of the toughest lessons from America's 20-year war.

DOD’s Diplomats Don’t Need More Rank, Just Less Disdain

When U.S. visitors treat military attachés like mere functionaries, they undermine a crucial mission.

China’s New Ambassador Warns US Has ‘Gone Too Far’ Over Taiwan

Qin Gang is setting himself up as the unflinching mouthpiece of an assertive Beijing. Can he win over Washington?

Just Weeks After Saudi Trip, Biden Administration Greenlights $5B in Arms for Gulf Nations

Under the deal, Riyadh could spend $3 billion on Patriot interceptors; the UAE, $2.2 billion on THAAD interceptors.

Biden Defends Saudi Trip To ‘Reassert’ US Influence Amid Human Rights Criticism

“I’m meeting with nine other heads of state. It just happens to be in Saudi Arabia,” the president said.