Military

A Chinese military band prepares for celebrations.

A Dangerous Decade of Chinese Power Is Here

Beijing knows time isn’t on its side and wants to act fast.

Jordanian King Abdullah I in Jerusalem in 1948.

Unite Jordan and Palestine—Again

Amman should reannex the West Bank to end Israel’s illegal occupation, bring peace and prosperity, and give Palestinians democratic rights.

Scott Morrison and Lloyd Austin attend a meeting.

AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia

The controversial deal puts Canberra on the right side of history.

الملك الأردني عبد الله الأول (في الوسط) أمام قبة الصخرة في القدس في 17 يونيو/حزيران 1948

وحدوا الأردن وفلسطين – مرة أخرى

على عمان أن تضم الضفة الغربية مرة أخرى من أجل إنهاء الاحتلال الإسرائيلي غير الشرعي ، وتحقيق السلام والازدهار ، ومنح الفلسطينيين حقوقهم الديمقراطية

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Float, Move, and Fight

How the U.S. Navy lost the shipbuilding race.

U.S. and Pakistani leaders listen during State Department meeting.

Get the Generals Out of Pakistani-U.S. Relations

Civilian-led outreach can find areas of actual cooperation instead of mutual blame.

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrives for a logistics port visit on Apr. 1 in Hobart, Australia.

Will AUKUS Hit China Where It Hurts?

The submarine deal could reshape the balance of power in the Pacific—and draw Australia into future conflicts.

French President Emmanuel Macron takes part in a military ceremony.

How France Can Avoid Being Reduced to a Symbolic Power

After AUKUS, the French face the same fate on the world stage as the British unless they pursue EU strategic autonomy led from Brussels rather than Paris.

Biden and Macron at NATO in Brussels

Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France

Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.

People celebrate in the streets with members of Guinea's armed forces

Denounce Guinea’s Coup—and Incumbent Leaders’ Abuses of Power

Africa’s regional organizations won’t be taken seriously if they regularly denounce military juntas while tolerating constitutional coups.

Zeynab Serekaniye’s grave

Turkey Capitalizes on Afghanistan Distraction to Attack Kurdish Forces in Syria

Turkish airstrikes in Syria have escalated over the last month as the world concentrates on a different crisis.

An Israeli Air Force F-15 Eagle fighter plane performs at an air show during the graduation of new cadet pilots at Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva, on June 29, 2017.

Israel Isn’t Strong Enough to Attack Iran

The Israeli government is ramping up its rhetoric, but political and military constraints are too great.

Macron at nuclear submarine launch ceremony in France

Sub Snub Has Paris in a Tizzy Over AUKUS

The French are right to be upset—but only about the money, not the strategy.

North Korean missile launch

New Cruise Missile Gives North Korea Lethal Capability

The long-range weapon could strike South Korea, Japan, and U.S. bases in the region.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

Moscow Expands Its Military Footprint on NATO’s Borders

Russia has been wargaming with Belarus. Sometimes, that’s a prelude.

Biden holds a press conference about AUKUS

India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent

The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

People celebrate in the streets in Guinea.

Guinea’s Military Coup Was Both Predictable and Avoidable

The world turned a blind eye to former President Alpha Condé’s abuses.

Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Congress Presses White House to Take Control of Pacific Island Talks

China is building military bases all over the Pacific. U.S. access is hung up over decades-old nuclear tests.

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