Russia

The Intelligence Community’s Deadly Bias Toward Classified Sources

Its willful blindness to publicly available information is hurting national security.

The Arctic Is No Substitute for Suez. We Should Keep It That Way.

One obvious way to reduce tensions in the region is to slow climate change and the use of northern sea routes.

Putin Ups Efforts to Intimidate Ukraine and Its Allies

But experts say the mass mobilization does not suggest an imminent offensive.

Don’t Divide the World Between Democracies and Autocracies

There are better ways to face our challenges than pushing for ideological blocs.

Focus on Influence, Not Power, in the Middle East

People talk about U.S. power and influence as if they’re the same thing. That's a mistake.

What We Learned in the DNI’s New Election Report

The newly released assessment is more complex and comprehensive than its 2017 predecessor, reflecting just how much the issue of foreign interference has evolved.

Putin Authorized Smear Campaign Against Biden, US Intelligence Concludes

Less hacking, more laundering: 2020 tactics show evolution of Russian information warfare efforts.

How Norway Is Folding Civilians into National Defense

Not even the U.S. military can be everywhere, so whole-of-society defense is gaining in importance.

Americans’ Trust in Military Is Declining, Survey Finds

Yet people still trust the military more than six other U.S. institutions.

Why Invest in Hypersonic Technology?

Weapons aren’t the endgame. Hypersonic aircraft are next.

A Solid Plan to Compete with China in Artificial Intelligence

The NSCAI’s new report should also be taken as the first plank in a national technology strategy.

Modeling Software Once Led Us to the Precipice of Nuclear War. What Will AI Do?

The Pentagon must heed the lessons of RYAN and Able Archer amid its artificial-intelligence aspirations.

Four Ways US Naval Forces Should Be More Assertive

Non-aggressive assertiveness can achieve long-term advantages and have strategic effects.