Democrats Face a Defense Spending Conundrum
The U.S. foreign-policy establishment shouldn’t balk at pledges to roll back national security commitments.
Trump’s Top Russia Aide to Depart
Fiona Hill will be replaced by the arms control expert Tim Morrison, signaling a possible shift toward nuclear talks.
Bolton Builds Anti-China Campaign at the U.N.
The U.S. national security advisor, who has largely ignored the United Nations, is suddenly concerned that Beijing has too much influence there.
State Department Vacancies Increase Embassy Security Risks, Report Warns
Diplomats and their families could be in jeopardy, but the Trump administration has no plans to address the issue, the Government Accountability Office says.
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.
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Tanks Amid Major Policy Crackdowns
With or without a trade war, Chinese foreign direct investment to the United States won’t stop tumbling anytime soon.
Is Trump’s America the Safest Country in the World?
The world is less dangerous than it was a year ago — but the long-term trends, if you're not American, have gotten cloudier.
What’s Driving the U.S. Air Force Pilot Shortage?
It’s not leadership or combat culture driving pilots out of the service.
Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?
A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He’s demanding the right to find out why.
Bolton’s Pick for Deputy Could Roil Pentagon Relations
Mira Ricardel clashed with Defense Secretary James Mattis’s team in the early days of Trump’s presidency.
When Diplomacy Disappears
The Trump Administration’s lack of engagement has made the terrorist threat worse.
The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America
It’s a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it’s happening around the world.
Why Is Trump Going Soft on Hezbollah?
Barack Obama did too little to curb the militant group, especially in Latin America. Donald Trump should do more.
John Bolton Can’t Be Contained
For the first time in his career, Washington’s most belligerent foreign policy wonk is officially outside the bureaucratic box.
McMaster Unleashes on Russia in Final Speech
The outgoing national security advisor took one last swipe at Putin’s efforts to undermine Western democracies.
Trump Taps Uber-Hawk Bolton as National Security Advisor
From “Bomb, Bomb Iran” to a preemptive strike on North Korea, the former Bush official promises a much more belligerent foreign policy.
McMaster Gives a Belated Russian Lesson
It's time for Americans to add a new Russian word to their strategic lexicon.
How the Spies Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fitbit
The debate over whether fitness trackers should be allowed in sensitive areas has dragged on for years.
Financier Is Top Choice to Advise President on Intelligence Matters
Trump has finally picked members for a key intelligence advisory board, and billionaire Stephen Feinberg is slated to head it.