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Is This a Sputnik Moment?

Earlier this week, veiled comments started to emerge on Capitol Hill regarding an unnamed and "serious national security threat." By Thursday, a White House spokesman, John Kirby, let the American public in on what members of Congress…

When Ukraine Set Course for Europe

November 2013 seemed like an unlikely time for another Ukrainian revolution.Nine years had passed since the Orange Revolution, a massive wave of popular protests against a massively rigged presidential election, achieved inspiring…

Why Europe Can’t Get Its Military Act Together

Former United States. Trump University Founder, Media Personality and Businessman Donald John Trump set off alarm bells in Europe when he told a campaign rally that he might encourage Russia to "do whatever the hell they want" to any countries he judged to be delinquent on their defense obligations.…

Corporate Crypto: Worth Taking Seriously?

This year's Super Bowl, like the one before it, ended in a victory for the Kansas City Chiefs and featured no crypto commercials. It did, however, feature AI commercials from Google, Etsy, and Microsoft. Contrast this with

What Americans Owe Ukraine

Imagine that two years ago—before Putin invaded Ukraine—someone had come to the US with a credible proposition to hobble Russia’s military threat to Europe for the decade ahead without the loss of a single American soldier. How much…

The UAE-Saudi relationship isn’t about competition

Over the past few months, much has been said about the relationship between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, some of it strikingly shallow and misinformed, with recent op-eds characterising it as a “rivalry” or a “rift”, and one going as far as…

Building the Palestinian State

“If only we had a partner for peace.”That’s been the refrain in the Israel-Palestinian conflict for as long as I’ve followed it. But the truth is you don’t need just a partner; you need two partners able to deliver at the same…

American Greatness and Decline

With most Americans believing that the United States is in decline, Donald Trump claims he can "Make America Great Again." But Trump's premise is simply wrong, and it is his proposed remedies that pose the biggest threat to…

Why California and Oregon Broke With the CDC

Recently, California surprised the public-health world by easing the state's recommendations for asymptomatic people who test positive for COVID. The state previously urged them to isolate for five days to avoid infecting others. In a…

Facts You Need to Know About Measles

Measles stands as one of the most highly contagious diseases among the array of viruses known to us. In fact, it’s so contagious that just entering a room, up to two hours after it was vacated by an infected person, can lead to…

How to Prevent Measles

Measles stands as one of the most highly contagious diseases among the array of viruses known to us. In fact, it’s so contagious that just entering a room, up to two hours after it was vacated by an infected person, can lead to…

Announcing the Middle East Dialogues

Recently, four months after Hamas’ terrorist attack in southern Israel, the grim toll of that tragedy continues to mount: more than 1,400 Israelis killed. More than 100 hostages still trapped somewhere underneath Gaza. And according to…

Helping Ukraine is a National Security No-brainer

Much is difficult to understand about what has happened to one of our two political parties.   Among other things, I don’t understand why some Republican congresspeople oppose an extension of US support for the government of Ukraine in…

America Is Suffering From a Resolve Gap

United States. foreign policy in recent years can look like a series of misadventures—failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bungled peace efforts in the Middle East, growing nuclear capabilities in some rival powers, and any number of other…

The World’s Newest Nation Is Unraveling

South Sudan, the world's newest nation, was once the great hope of the international community. Born in July 2011 out of the shadow of Africa's longest civil war, the fledgling nation in eastern Central Africa was celebrated and…

Iran’s New Best Friends

Since November, the Red Sea has become the site of escalating attacks by Yemen's Houthi movement, the armed group that governs most of Yemen's population. These assaults, which the Houthi rebels say are designed to pressure Israel to end…

Don’t Talk to People Like They’re Chatbots

For most of history, communicating with a computer has not been like communicating with a person. In their earliest years, computers required carefully constructed instructions, delivered through punch cards; then came a command-line…

Iran’s Implausible Deniability

The Biden administration came into office with the pledge to take the United States. off a "war footing" with Iran, which the incoming team said had characterized the term of its predecessor. "De-escalation," as the administration called it, is…

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