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Commandos Confront a World After the Forever War
February 25, 2021

Commandos Confront a World After the Forever War

By Jacob Parakilas
As great power competition rises to the fore – and counterterrorism operations recede into the background – U.S. special forces will have to adapt.

Welcome to the All-Consuming Great Power Competition
February 23, 2021

Welcome to the All-Consuming Great Power Competition

By Robert Farley
The rhetoric of great power competition threatens to devour every other aspect of U.S. foreign policy.
US Foreign Policy and Great Power Politics
February 02, 2021

US Foreign Policy and Great Power Politics

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Zachary Shore.

Great Power Competition and the COVID-19 Vaccine Race
January 29, 2021

Great Power Competition and the COVID-19 Vaccine Race

By Danil Bochkov
China, Russia, and the U.S. are all using vaccines as diplomatic tools, giving a political dimension to other countries’ medical choices.

To Face Down China, Should the United States Turn Away From the Middle East?
December 29, 2020

To Face Down China, Should the United States Turn Away From the Middle East?

By Robert Farley
It’s not that simple. Any effort to characterize China as an existential threat implies a level of conflict that will provide justification for U.S. intervention anywhere in the world. 

China’s Challenges to Global Democracy
December 21, 2020

China’s Challenges to Global Democracy

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Kevin Sheives.

Wargames: Losing Is Learning, Learning Is Winning
December 16, 2020

Wargames: Losing Is Learning, Learning Is Winning

By Jeffrey T. Vanak
It is imperative the U.S. military learns from wargame losses.
Unsettled Waters: Understanding Eurasia’s Maritime Thrust
December 08, 2020

Unsettled Waters: Understanding Eurasia’s Maritime Thrust

By Abhijnan Rej
In a new book, a professor at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. explores how great power competition is driving greater naval reach of Eurasian powers.

Potential Biden Administration Defense Pick Outlines Pentagon Priorities for Next Decade
October 02, 2020

Potential Biden Administration Defense Pick Outlines Pentagon Priorities for Next Decade

By Steven Stashwick
Michele Flournoy, former Obama Pentagon appointee, on cost savings and competing with China.

US Defense Secretary Visits Northern Africa Amid Russian and Chinese Push in the Region
October 02, 2020

US Defense Secretary Visits Northern Africa Amid Russian and Chinese Push in the Region

By Abhijnan Rej
Esper’s visit to Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco demonstrates the importance of the region in great-power games.

US Defense Secretary’s Recent Speech: Familiar Themes and Unfamiliar Problems
September 18, 2020

US Defense Secretary’s Recent Speech: Familiar Themes and Unfamiliar Problems

By Abhijnan Rej
The Trump administration’s strategy for the Indo-Pacific could end up working in unpredictable ways for the U.S.
What Can India Bring to the Table as Great Power Competition Heats Up the Arctic?
September 14, 2020

What Can India Bring to the Table as Great Power Competition Heats Up the Arctic?

By Shishir Rao
India has attempted to enter the Arctic’s contested geopolitical environment despite constraints arising from geographical distance and limited material power.

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