A Little Boy's Big Question | 12.22.13
Christmas morning brings many surprises.
The Arctic Becomes a Hot Spot | 12.8.13
Will the Arctic become a zone of cooperation, competition or conflict?
The Longest Spring, The American Legion Magazine, 12.1.13
The realists say the Arab Spring revolts have upended the old order in the Middle East, but was the region ever orderly?
Japan Reawakens | 10.21.13
Japan appears ready and willing to shoulder the burdens of regional security.
A Confused and Confusing Foreign Policy | 9.4.13
recently said that the administration’s approach to the
chemical-weapons attacks in Syria “is
grounded in facts, informed by conscience and guided by common sense.” It's a pity the administration didn’t
follow that formula in crafting a broader policy response to the Arab Spring.
Why Canada Needs Missile Defenses | 7.9.13
It's jarring to scan the roster of America's missile defense allies and not see Canada's name.
Frozen in Time | 7.1.13
The world has changed, but North Korea is still frozen where it was in 1953.
Silver Lining in Afghanistan? | May/June 2013
Afghanistan has an abundance of rare-earth elements, but does it have the institutions needed to develop its rare-earth riches?
Drone Wars: Risks and Warnings | Winter/Spring 2013
unmanned aircraft beginning to dislodge manned platforms from the
important role they have played in national defense since World War II,
we are witnessing a revolution in the skies. This drone revolution
promises many benefits, but there are also drawbacks to this nascent
unmanned air force—drawbacks that few policymakers have contemplated.
Just as drone detractors need to acknowledge what unmanned combat aerial
vehicles (UCAVs) bring to the table, UCAV advocates need to acknowledge
the negative implications--constitutional, political, geo-strategic,
geo-political--of drone warfare.
Unmanned Combat | Winter 2013
The appeal of drones is simple: they are cheap and they minimize risk to U.S. personnel. But there are real drawbacks to America's emerging unmanned air force.