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A Chinese rocket launches

The U.S. Finally Has a Sputnik Moment With China

Fear of Beijing’s technological prowess is driving deep policy shifts.

A protester waves the Nigerian national flag while gathering with other protesters to barricade the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Shutting Down SARS Won’t End Nigeria’s Security Crisis

The military and vigilante groups may step in where police have failed—and their human rights records are just as bad.

Chinese telecom giant Huawei kiosk seen at tech event in Portugal.

Trump Turning More Countries in Europe Against Huawei

Slovakia joins other Eastern European countries signing declarations with Washington aimed at keeping China out of critical infrastructure.

The U.S. Department of State building in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2019.

The U.S. Foreign Service Isn’t Suited for the 21st Century

Created for another age, Washington’s foreign-policy institutions have atrophied. The next administration should rebuild and reshape them.

In this photo illustration, a mobile phone displays the logos for the Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok in front of a monitor showing the flags of the United States and China in Beijing on Sept. 22.

The Era of Full-Spectrum War Is Here

China won round one, and round two went to Russia. Can the United States and its allies take the third?

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (C) listens to a representative at the Russian pavilion during a visit to the Dubai Airshow on Nov. 17, 2019.

The UAE Is Turning Into the World Capital for Weapons Makers

Years of quiet development are finally paying off, and Abu Dhabi’s defense industry can largely stand on its own feet.

Pedestrians walk by Google's offices in downtown Manhattan on Oct. 20.

Why Action Against Google Is Not Enough

The United States can lead the way on innovation in technology regulation—but instead it has fallen far behind.

Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before their meeting in Tokyo on Oct. 6.

Team Biden Should Start With an Asia Pivot 2.0

U.S. policy to contain China will require a lot more continuity with Trump than Biden’s backers would like to admit.

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The United States Isn’t Doomed to Lose the Information Wars

China and Russia are ramping up their disinformation campaigns in the lead-up to the November vote. It’s time for Washington to fight back.

A Chinese police security camera is seen outside an ethnic Uighur restaurant on June 29, 2017, in the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Could Cyberattacks Stop the Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang?

State persecution of Muslims in the region depends on high-tech mass surveillance, leaving an open door for other countries to gather intelligence and infiltrate the internment camps.

A “misinformation newsstand” aiming to educate voters about disinformation ahead of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as seen in Manhattan on Oct. 30, 2018.

Forget Counterterrorism, the United States Needs a Counter-Disinformation Strategy

If the U.S. government wants to win the information wars, Cold War-era tactics won’t cut it anymore.

Footage of a North Korean military parade seen on television.

North Korea’s Huge New Missile Sends a Message to Washington

In the military parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling communist party, Pyongyang showed its claws and sought to bolster domestic support for the regime.

The interior of an NHS 111 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pod

How Not to Kill People With Spreadsheets

The U.K. government’s disastrous coronavirus error is another example of outsourcing gone wrong.

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