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Anton Louthan

The China Initiative and its Implications for American Universities

April 11, 2022

In a speech on Chinese threats to U.S. national security on January 31, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Christopher Wray emphasized ongoing attempts by the People’s Republic of China to spy on American companies and steal...

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Chris Miller

The Origins of World War II

April 8, 2022

Ian Johnson’s Faustian Bargain: The Soviet-German Partnership and the Origins of the Second World War, which details the two decades of deep military cooperation between the Nazis and Soviets that preceded the outbreak of war between them in 1941,...

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Lawrence Rubin, Michael V. Ceci

China’s 5G networks: A tool for advancing digital authoritarianism abroad?

April 8, 2022

Abstract This article examines the claim that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) promotes its commercial interests in building 5G network infrastructure abroad to advance digital authoritarianism. Critics view China’s actions as part of a well-coordinated, strategic effort to...

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Ryan Martinson

China’s Oceanic Aspirations: New Insights from the Experts

April 8, 2022

Abstract The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is rapidly building a blue-water force structure, but little is known about how the service intends to use these new platforms in operations outside of East Asia. This article answers key questions...

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Dominic Tierney

Why Does the United States Keep Helping Iran?

April 8, 2022

Abstract Since the Jimmy Carter administration, Iran has been America’s most consistent enemy. Strangely, however, the United States repeatedly helps its opponent. Following the 9/11 attacks, Washington aided Iran’s interests in six episodes: toppling the Taliban; overthrowing Saddam Hussein;...

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Ray Takeyh

The Age of Ebrahim Raisi

April 8, 2022

Abstract The Islamic Republic of Iran finds itself in an unusual paradox. It is a regime that is growing stronger in the region while weaker at home. The mullahs will stand as Persia’s most dedicated and ardent imperialists, who...

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Alexander Kessler

Russian Hypersonic Glide Vehicles: What to Know and What to Fear

April 8, 2022

Abstract  Recent news of hypersonic tests in both Russia and China stoke fears of a technological gap for the United States. However, a sober analysis of the state of hypersonic technology raises doubts of its capabilities, or usefulness in...

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Andrew A. Michta

Quo Vadis Europe? The “Russian Question”

April 8, 2022

Abstract This article revisits the key factors that have reshaped European security to serve as a baseline for framing two distinct paths that will determine the continent’s security architecture in the coming decades. At the center of this discussion...

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Michael J. Boyle

Counterterrorism in an Era of Great Power Politics

April 8, 2022

Abstract How should the United States recalibrate its counterterrorism policy for an era of great power competition? With the end of unipolarity, the United States cannot fight terrorists and compete with Russia and China with equal energy, but must...

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James J. Wirtz, James A. Russell , Jeffrey E. Kline

A Maritime Conversation with America

April 8, 2022

Abstract Over the last century, the U.S. Navy has encountered critical moments when the emergence of new technologies and competitors cause paradigmatic shifts, undermining established operations and force structure. Today, the rise of an assertive China and its new...

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