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  • newTake care of America first? We need allies to do so
    In his wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump stressed the importance of fighting ISIS while declaring “we are going to take care of this country first before we worry about everybody else…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Jul 16, 6:30pm -
  • newThe coup conundrum
    Editors’ Note: The attempted coup in Turkey was, for many observers, reminiscent of another recent July uprising in a key American ally: the 2013 military takeover in Egypt. These coups were a disaster for U.S. policy in both cases, and would hav…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jul 16, 1:00pm -
  • U.S. South China Sea policy after the ruling: Opportunities and challenges
    On July 12, the arbitral tribunal adjudicating the Philippines’ South China Sea case against China ruled unanimously and overwhelmingly in favor of Manila, determining that the extent of several parts of Beijing's claim as well as its efforts to…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 16, 4:00am -
  • Reinvigorating the transatlantic partnership to tackle evolving threats
    Event InformationJuly 20, 20163:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDTFalk AuditoriumBrookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20036A conversation with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le DrianOn July 20 and 21, defense ministers f…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 7:30pm -
  • Before moving to "no first use," think about Northeast Asia
    Few issues are closer to President Obama’s vision of the global future than his convictions about reducing the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security strategy. Less than three months after entering office, in a major speech in Prague,…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 2:05pm -
  • U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria can’t stop at counterterrorism
    U.S. Syria policy is in disarray. As the Obama administration enters its final months, strains over what to do about Syria’s civil war have reached a breaking point. In June, 51 diplomats signed a dissent channel memo challenging Obama’s handli…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 2:45pm -
  • President Obama’s role in African security and development
    Event InformationJuly 19, 201610:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDTFalk AuditoriumBrookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20036Register for the EventBarack Obama’s presidency has witnessed widespread change throughout Africa.…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • Realist or neocon? Mixed messages in Trump advisor’s foreign policy vision
    Last night, retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn addressed the Republican convention as a headline speaker on the subject of national security. One of Donald Trump’s closest advisors—so much so that he was considered for vice president—Fl…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • France needs its own National Counterterrorism Center
    Editors’ Note: The horrific attack in Nice last week underscores the acute terrorist threat France is facing, writes Bruce Riedel. The French parliamentary recommendation to create a French version of the National Counterterrorism Center is a sma…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 4:45pm -
  • A newly confident and audacious Germany
    Editors’ Note: The new “White Book” policy framework the German Defense Ministry published last week—its first in a decade—is of interest not only to policy wonks and academics, writes Constanze Stelzenmüller. It delivers a ringing messa…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 1:15pm -

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