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James Siebens

Stimson Center

James Siebens is a Research Associate with the Defense Strategy and Planning program at the Stimson Center.

Pull the Nukes from Turkey — and Then Think Bigger

Removing America’s nuclear weapons from Incirlik Air Base doesn’t have to drive a permanent wedge between Washington and Turkey.


We Don’t Need Airstrikes to Restore Deterrence in the Strait of Hormuz

Recent history shows that a restrained, multilateral military response can help restore stability.


Concession...or Common Sense? Trading Drills for Dialogue

Except for taking Seoul by surprise, Trump’s decision to halt US-ROK exercises has plenty of precedent.


How Postponing a Wargame Helped Create a Diplomatic Opening

Delaying Foal Eagle 2018 made an underappreciated contribution toward the first meeting of U.S. and North Korean heads of state.


What Syrian-Peace Negotiators in Geneva Must Learn from Russia

Unless this latest round acknowledges battlefield reality, the UN-sponsored talks will continue their slide into irrelevance.