April 16, 2012
Plugging U.S. Missile Defense Gaps
A series of tactical errors mean North Korea is taking American threats increasingly less seriously. The U.S. has military technical and operational options for changing this quickly.
April 15, 2012
Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now
With the U.S. in a presidential election year, don’t expect a major breakthrough at the talks that have started on Iran’s nuclear program. But compromise may come next year.
April 14, 2012
U.S. Maritime Dominance in Danger
The idea that the U.S. can be an aloof offshore balancer in Asia is looking increasingly dated. China will no longer sit idly by and watch its nautical dominance.
April 13, 2012
Why U.S. Military Needs Taiwan
AirSea Battle shouldn’t only be about the United States. Working closely with Taiwan could pay dividends and help ensure a stable military balance in the Asia-Pacific.
April 12, 2012
A Blueprint for Solving the Iran Crisis
There’s much pessimism surrounding this week’s scheduled talks over Iran’s nuclear program. But a quid pro quo approach offers a solution.
April 11, 2012
Last Chance Saloon with Iran?
Iran still has it within its power to avoid military action. But it must show tangible signs that it’s changing positions.
April 11, 2012
Time for North Korea Peace Treaty
The Obama administration should avoid doing the same thing over again and expecting different results. A conditional peace treaty would help break the cycle.
April 09, 2012
Can Japan Break the Iran Impasse?
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is determined to break the impasse over Iran. But does Japan’s government welcome his initiative?
April 05, 2012
How the F-35 May Hurt U.S.-Japan Ties
Japan’s defense ministry took a chance opting for the F-35 stealth fighter to replace its aging fleet. But soaring costs could undermine one of America’s closest alliances.
April 03, 2012
Preventing Nuclear Disaster
The IAEA has confirmed almost two dozen incidents of theft or loss of fissile materials. Last week’s nuclear, though, ended with no agreement on enforcement to stop terrorists acquiring them.
March 30, 2012
And You Think North Korea’s Crazy?
North Korea’s vow to launch a satellite next month has flummoxed some observers. But unless China steps in forcefully, everything will go according to Pyongyang’s plan.
March 28, 2012
Do U.S. Cuts Threaten its Allies?
An increasingly cash-strapped America is promising significant cuts to its military. Coupled with a rising China, would the U.S. have to give up on its allies?