U.S. Aid to Saudi Arabia on Missile Defense Is Not Unconditional
Biden must make it clear to Saudi leaders that continued ballistic missile cooperation with China will jeopardize U.S. missile defense assistance.
Serbia’s Arms Deals Show It’s Tilting Away From Russia and Toward China
Belgrade’s purchase of FK-3 air defense systems from Beijing marks a shift in Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s diplomatic and defense policy.
Putin’s Fixation With an Old-School U.S. Missile Launcher
Russia says the Pentagon’s European missile defense isn’t so defensive after all. Does it have a point?
Biden Set for Putin Call to Ease Ukraine Standoff
The United States is demanding that Russia roll back more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border.
New Cruise Missile Gives North Korea Lethal Capability
The long-range weapon could strike South Korea, Japan, and U.S. bases in the region.
Donald Rumsfeld Freed the World From ‘Mutual Assured Destruction’
His thinking on arms control proved prescient—but the howls reverberate to this day.
Was the Biden-Putin Summit a Success?
The White House set clear red lines on cyberwar, but don’t expect much progress in the months to come.
Israel’s Iron Dome Won’t Last Forever
The recent war in Gaza exposes the limits of a key pillar of the country’s defense strategy.
A Quiet Sentence Gives South Korea Back Its ‘Missile Sovereignty’
Seoul had bucked for decades against U.S. restrictions—but China isn’t happy.
STARTing Over, or the End of the Line for Nuclear Arms Control?
The United States and Russia kick a nuclear can down the road.
Biden Has a Model for Dealing With Regional Fears of Iranian Missiles and Proxies
The Arms Control and Regional Security working group convened after the 1991 Madrid peace conference failed, but it offers important lessons for today.
How Biden Can Stop Iran’s Conservatives From Undermining the Nuclear Deal
Insisting that Iran must abandon its missile program could fall into the hardliners’ trap and make a new agreement impossible.
Japan Is Canceling a U.S. Missile Defense System
Aegis Ashore was more expensive than bargained for, but scrapping the program may come with its own costs.
Pentagon Steps Up Cruise Missile Defenses as Iranian Threat Grows
U.S. to expand network of spy satellites to better detect and track cruise missiles, drones, and hypersonic weapons.
The United States Can’t Address Russia Without Addressing Financial Crime
Winning Essay for the 2019 Foreign Policy and Carnegie Corporation Essay Contest
New U.S. Missiles in Asia Could Increase the North Korean Nuclear Threat
After withdrawing from the INF Treaty, U.S. officials have been worrying about Beijing, but as Washington starts to deploy previously banned missiles in the Pacific, the real risk will come from Pyongyang.
North Korean Missiles Just Keep Getting Better
Pyongyang is using a diplomatic impasse to improve its weapons technology.
Is Iraq the New Front Line in Israel’s Conflict with Iran?
Nearly four decades after taking out Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor, Israel once again faces threats emanating from Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.