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Brookings Institute - Defense

  • NATO: Necessary but not sufficient
    The events of the past two years have dispelled any doubts about the need for NATO. Russia’s annexation of Crimea, its support for the separatists fighting Ukrainian forces in the country’s east, its military buildup, its threats to NATO members…
    - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 16, 5:06pm -
  • Fleeting convergence: Building partner capacity and militias
    After a decade and a half of being involved in large-scale military operations in the Middle East and South Asia, the United States is increasingly looking for ways to pursue its security interests with minimal involvement. This shift—a key hallmar…
    - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 3:31pm -
  • Emerging U.S. defense challenges and worldwide threats
    Mr. Chairman, Mr. Ranking Member, members of the Committee, thank you very much for inviting me to testify this morning. Since the end of the Second World War, American foreign policy has aimed at defending and extending a liberal world order that co…
    - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 2:30pm -
  • Always ready: Ensuring today’s Coast Guard can meet the challenges of tomorrow
    The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the United States—and has acted as a critical instrument of security and diplomacy—for over two centuries. Its duties are many, and despite its relatively small size, there is little question that the Coast Guar…
    - 6 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 4:37pm -
  • The Trump administration and nuclear arms control treaties
    A recent Heritage Foundation issue brief on nuclear weapons policy advocated, among other things, that the Trump administration withdraw from the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) and 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Tr…
    - 6 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 2:00pm -
  • The state of the Middle East, from the point of view of the CENTCOM commander
    On November 30 at the Newseum, I had the privilege of conducting a conversation with General Joseph Votel of CENTCOM as part of the Foreign Policy Initiative’s day-long conference on American national security policy. General Votel, true to form,…
    - 6 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 2:00pm -
  • Iran and the bomb: What would Saudi Arabia do?
    The Iran nuclear deal is in trouble. President-elect Donald Trump has been a sharp critic of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). What will the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—also a critic of the JCPOA—do if the deal is derailed and Iran resu…
    - 7 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 6:20pm -
  • Downbound training
    The United States spends massively on programs to train and equip allied governments and militias to help fight the war on terrorism. The Government Accountability Office has reported that between 2009 and 2014, the United States spent an average o…
    - 9 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 5:00pm -
  • Strategy as a learning process: An Israeli case study for the new administration
    As in any presidential transition, the Trump administration will face the difficult task of charting a clear grand strategy for America and will experience the ever-present tension between the urge to act on events and the need to understand them fir…
    - 10 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 1:00pm -
  • U.S. policy toward North Korea: The human rights and security linkage
    Too often in the past the issue of human rights in the DPRK has been treated as a separate or even a secondary concern to the security situation. Of late, the human rights situation in North Korea has received increasing international attention with…
    - 3 Dec 01, 12:00am -

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