Security Commentary

Can Obama Save His Mighty Pivot to Asia?

Not by racking up frequent flier miles, he won't.

Say Yes to a Balance of Power in Asia

New alliances won't lead to another World War I.

Washington's Biggest Strategic Mistake

We've managed to pit China and Russia against us—a poor foreign policy move.

The Deep Policy Failures That Led to Ukraine

A proactive policy could have tamped down the crisis long ago and for a lower price.

Ukraine's Political System Couldn't Have Handled Nukes

A Ukrainian frigate spent days with nobody knowing whose side it was on. Imagine that happening with a bomb.

Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

Israel will need to achieve surprise if it hits Iran's nuclear program—yet that's very hard to do.

Afghanistan Needs an Army Corps of Engineers

Before we leave, we should leave behind the technological means necessary for Afghanistan to thrive.

Defending Japan and the Philippines Is Not Entrapment

The United States has a strong interest in standing with its allies against Chinese expansionism.

Missile Defense: A Way Forward in the Gulf

America has long wanted its Persian Gulf allies to work together. Now that they're mad at us, it's happening.

The Slow Death of the Old Global Order

Washington is oblivious.

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April 19, 2014