June 9, 2020

Taliban representatives attend the intra-Afghan dialogue talks in the Qatari capital of Doha on July 8, 2019.

Factional Struggles Emerge in Virus-Afflicted Taliban Top Ranks

The Afghan government fears that internal clashes within the militant group will leave it without a reliable peace partner.

The U.S. air base in Ramstein, Germany

The United States Needs German Bases More Than Germany Does

Bases in Europe have always aided American hegemony more than local defense.

An Indian Army soldier stands in front of a group of People's Liberation Army soldiers after participating in a joint anti-terrorism drill on Nov. 25, 2016.

China Is Pushing India Closer to the United States

Border issues, Pakistan issues, and an aggressive Beijing are causing New Delhi to pick sides in the new cold war.

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley, testify about the Defense department budget during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 4, 2020.

Pentagon Won’t Disclose Cost of D.C. Troops

The Defense Department falls short of a deadline set by seven Senate Democrats but says it is working on a response detailing the expense of sending U.S. troops to Washington.

People gather around the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, on June 4, amid continued protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Where Should Confederate Statues Go to Die?

The United States can learn from the graveyards of fallen regimes worldwide.

Demonstrators kneel as they protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, across from the White House on June 7, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Demonstrations Prompt National Security Community Push for Diversity

In a letter, more than 150 organizations and practitioners in the national security and foreign-policy communities pledged to add more diversity to their ranks and boards of directors.

French gendarmes stand guard in front of the Arc de Triomphe before an anti-government demonstration called by the "yellow vest" movement in Paris on Sept. 21.

America Has a National Guard. France Has National Riot Police.

The United States can use either community police or the military to oversee protests and quell riots—but does it need something in between?

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