Don’t Let the U.S.-Japanese Alliance Get Out of Shape
Joint military exercises have kept the relationship strong despite Trump, but that could soon change.
Trump Doubles Down on War in Yemen
Despite mounting violence, the United States will continue supporting airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Stretched Thin on Thin Ice
With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.
U.S. Ramps Up Threats of Military Action Against Syria’s Assad
The administration is worried about lingering Iranian and Russian influence in Syria.
Shadowy U.S. Drone War in Africa Set to Expand
Deployment of armed drones in Niger coincides with a new U.S. plan to withdraw some troops.
Washington Warns of Sanctioning India Over Russian Missile System
The world’s two largest democracies have a burgeoning defense relationship. Moscow could play spoiler.
The Incredible Shrinking Defense Secretary
James Mattis accepts tactical retreats to retain influence with Donald Trump. But the losses are piling up.
America Needs the Muhammad Ali Doctrine
When in doubt, Washington's foreign-policy strategy should be to rope-a-dope.
The International Army Games Are Decadent and Depraved
What attending a tank biathlon outside of Moscow taught me about contemporary Russia.
One Year On, Little to Show for Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy
The Pentagon says the United States is winning the war, but after 17 years, there’s still no end in sight.
America Is Committing War Crimes and Doesn’t Even Know Why
The United States has spent far more time obscuring its role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen than in explaining any rationale for it.
Trump Blocks Fighter Jet Transfer Amid Deepening U.S.-Turkey Rift
The decision is a blow to Ankara but could also complicate matters for Washington.
Space Force Is Trump’s Answer to New Russian and Chinese Weapons
But creating a new service branch is seen as a slap in the face to the Air Force.
Zimbabwe’s Opposition Is Under Attack. It Should Seek a Unity Government Before It’s Too Late.
Zanu-PF has proven time and again that it will resort to violence to stay in power. The MDC Alliance must pursue a coalition deal with President Mnangagwa, or more lives will be lost.
Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe Is Old Wine in a New Bottle
The government’s crackdown proves that the ruling party will hold on to power by any means necessary.
Trump’s Post-ISIS Retreat Leaves Syria Vulnerable to Russia and Iran
The U.S. administration is reluctant to help with Syrian recovery.
Somalia Is a Country Without an Army
The United Nations and foreign powers claim they are dedicated to building up the Somali National Army. Instead, they have become complicit in its dysfunction.
America Needs a Blockchain Strategy ASAP
The technology behind cryptocurrency can keep the United States safe—but only if the country takes advantage of its head start.
U.S.-led Coalition Set to Launch Final Fight Against ISIS in Syria
The jihadi group has lost nearly all its territory but is still seen as a threat.