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  • Pay attention, America: Russia is upgrading its military
    Russia is in the midst of a major modernization of its armed forces. This has been driven by Vladimir Putin’s ambition to restore Russia’s hard power and supported by the revenues that flowed into the Kremlin’s coffers between 2004 and 2014,…
    - 2 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 5:00am -
  • New START turns five
    Little is going well in U.S.-Russia relations right now. Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, major differences over Syria, and the more bellicose tone coming out of the Kremlin have helped drag the bilateral relationship to its lowest p…
    - 3 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 7:10pm -
  • Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation in 2016
    Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation has been a major element of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. To help understand recent achievements in that arena, as well as possible next steps, the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferati…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 9:50pm -
  • Key defense priorities for the next president
    With the 2016 U.S. election underway, the transition to the next commander in chief and his or her new team is now less than a year off. Amidst these changes at the highest levels of decision-making, a several-front war against extremists continues…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 5:00pm -
  • North Korea’s fourth nuclear test: How will Pyongyang’s neighbors and the U.S. respond?
    Event InformationFebruary 3, 201610:00 AM - 11:30 AM ESTFalk AuditoriumBrookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20036Register for the EventNorth Korea’s recent nuclear test and possible upcoming satellite launch u…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 3:00pm -
  • Punishing Pyongyang: With new U.S. sanctions, how will China respond?
    Four weeks after North Korea’s latest nuclear detonation, U.S. strategy toward Pyongyang has assumed a decidedly sharper tone and direction. A revised American strategy is seeking to impose appreciable costs on North Korea for its continued nucl…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 5:40pm -
  • Do Clinton’s classified emails put U.S. national security at risk?
    What to make of the recent report that 22 emails from Hillary Clinton's private server, written while she was secretary of state during the first Obama term, contain such highly classified material that they cannot be released to the public? Republ…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 3:10pm -
  • Defense strategy for the next president
    Event InformationFebruary 1, 201610:00 AM - 11:30 AM ESTFalk Auditorium1775 Massachusetts Ave., NWWashington, DCRegister for the EventAs President Obama's second term winds down and the 2016 presidential election draws ever closer, the Un…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 3:00pm -
  • Sahibzada Yaqub Khan, 1920-2016: The end of an era
    For diplomatic old-timers like us, Sahibzada Yaqub Khan was both a legend and a central part of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship we both worked on for years. His death at 95 leaves the world a poorer and less colorful place. We will let others write…
    - 9 days ago, 29 Jan 16, 10:30pm -
  • Cheer up, Wall Street—China’s correction is welcome news
    Wall Street and fellow markets around the world have started 2016 on an abysmal note, and fears of a China slowdown are a central reason. What is puzzling is that the economic news so far is largely positive. China needed to adjust away from an inv…
    - 9 days ago, 29 Jan 16, 6:40pm -

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