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TNI’s Best of the Web For 9/17

Starting this week, TNI’s Managing Editor, Harry Kazianis, will select the day’s top foreign policy, national security, and defense articles for your reading pleasure. From the latest crisis in Syria or the Middle East, to China’s rise, to important matters of U.S. foreign policy, TNI has you covered.

What you need to know for Tuesday 9/17:

The Diplomat’s Naval Diplomat Blog: The Austere Path to Naval Supremacy - “A new article outlines how the US can regain and extend its edge in sea combat, and do so on the cheap.”

Foreign Policy: Day of Reckoning - “The vultures are circling over Argentina's stricken economy. Can it hold off disaster until the next election?

New York Times: Veteran Diplomat Fond of Cigars, Whiskey and Outfoxing U.S. -  “Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister who pushed for the Syria chemical arms pact, has spent a career trying to keep the United States in check.”

American Conservative:  How to Cut the ‘Syrian Knot’ - “Why settle for bombing one side when you can bomb both?”

RealClearDefense: Never a Fair Fight: Defense Cuts Pose Threat to Troops

The Interpreter: Syria: How About A Little Love For the Russians? - “But let's be clear: none of this would have been possible without the Russians. What both schools of commentary should acknowledge is that America owes a debt to Moscow in this matter.”