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A person in firefighting gear and goggles carries a long yellow hose amid a smoky haze.
A person in firefighting gear and goggles carries a long yellow hose amid a smoky haze.

The World’s Militaries Aren’t Ready for Climate Change

These days, threats don’t just come from other states.

Indian Navy officers and attendees gather on the deck of the INS Vikrant
Indian Navy officers and attendees gather on the deck of the INS Vikrant

Why India Needs More Aircraft Carriers

New Delhi just commissioned its first indigenously built major warship. It will need more to challenge Beijing on the high seas.

Scholz and Macron in Berlin
Scholz and Macron in Berlin

Scholz and Macron Have a Perilous Ambition for Europe

The idea of “European strategic autonomy” just won’t go away.

A woman watches United Arab Emirates Armed Forces helicopters during a military demonstration in Dubai, UAE, on March 5.
A woman watches United Arab Emirates Armed Forces helicopters during a military demonstration in Dubai, UAE, on March 5.

Gulf States and Israel Should Form a Rapid Response Force

Modeled on NATO and enabled by the Abraham Accords, a joint force would foster deterrence and security in the region.

A Swedish Air Force JAS 39 Gripen-E jet fighter flies over Gotland island in the Baltic Sea on May 11.
A Swedish Air Force JAS 39 Gripen-E jet fighter flies over Gotland island in the Baltic Sea on May 11.

Why Can’t Sweden Sell Its Fighter Jets?

When it comes to flaunting its defense industry, Stockholm is shy—and it’s hurting Swedish companies and handing lucrative contracts to competitors.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pose for photographs at the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan, on Aug. 3.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pose for photographs at the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan, on Aug. 3.

After Pelosi’s Visit, Most of the Indo-Pacific Sides With Beijing

Almost the entire region backs China—but the regime’s behavior has also crystallized support for Taiwan.

Victory parade in Moscow
Victory parade in Moscow
Nigerian soldiers load a military truck with weapons recovered from bandits in north-central Nigeria on April 21.
Nigerian soldiers load a military truck with weapons recovered from bandits in north-central Nigeria on April 21.

More Weapons Won’t Solve Nigeria’s Security Crisis

A nearly $1 billion U.S. arms sale to the country will promote further violence.

An Italian Guardia di Finanza patrol boat is seen in front of the multimillion-dollar megayacht Scheherazade, docked at the Tuscan port of Marina di Carrara, on May 6.
An Italian Guardia di Finanza patrol boat is seen in front of the multimillion-dollar megayacht Scheherazade, docked at the Tuscan port of Marina di Carrara, on May 6.

Italy Is Leading the World in Seizing Oligarchs’ Assets

The Guardia di Finanza acted quickly to confiscate Russian-owned property on Italian territory. Other nations should learn from the force.

A pro-China protester steps on a defaced photo of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a demonstration against her visit to Taiwan in Hong Kong on Aug. 3.
A pro-China protester steps on a defaced photo of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a demonstration against her visit to Taiwan in Hong Kong on Aug. 3.

How Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Gambit Backfired

Beijing’s shock-and-awe military response has created a new normal in East Asia.

A Chinese aircraft carrier sails with other ships during a military drill in the East China Sea in April 2018.
A Chinese aircraft carrier sails with other ships during a military drill in the East China Sea in April 2018.

More Chinese Military Bases in Africa: A Question of When, Not If

Beijing has been increasingly clear about its global military ambitions.

Afghan commandos patrol.
Afghan commandos patrol.

New Congressional Report: U.S.-Trained Afghan Special Forces Forced to Flee to Iran

They could divulge sensitive U.S. military training and intelligence to Tehran, a U.S. lawmaker warns.

Two men in military uniforms sit on a military vehicle.
Two men in military uniforms sit on a military vehicle.

How the Army Is Swallowing the Ugandan State

When civilian institutions are undermined, soldiers step in.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz appears at a press conference at European Union headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 10, 2021.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz appears at a press conference at European Union headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 10, 2021.

It’s Time for Olaf Scholz to Walk His Talk

Since announcing revolutionary changes in German defense, Berlin has been dragging its feet nonstop.

Two unidentified military vessels off Taiwan
Two unidentified military vessels off Taiwan
Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, leader of Myanmar’s junta, attends a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of Martyrs’ Day in Yangon on July 19, 2018.
Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, leader of Myanmar’s junta, attends a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of Martyrs’ Day in Yangon on July 19, 2018.

The Built-In Brutality of Myanmar’s Military

Ignoring what everyone else thinks is part of the junta’s mindset.

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