Defense and Security
Defense and Security
- NewsletterMay 27, 2015
The United States needs a new policy toward North Korea. The Obama administration is in no position to develop or implement it. It is time then for the next round of the Perry Process, a high-level review of Washington’s North Korea policy and the articulation of a new strategy to replace it.
- ReportMay 27, 2015
This is the current list of Presidential appointments in the Department of Defense which require Senate confirmation. In the event that no one has been nominated, the individual "performing the duties of" or Acting is listed.
- CommentaryMay 22, 2015
Europe’s political center—left and right—is in the process of collapsing, making way for far more radical and populist parties on the extremes of the political spectrum. This collapse has been most evident in southern Europe, where five years of economic hardship and high unemployment have taken a dramatic toll.
- CommentaryMay 21, 2015
On Wednesday, a State Department official did something that the U.S. government has not done in years. They provided a meaningful and in-depth explanation of the course of the fighting in Ramadi.
- CommentaryBy Carl MeachamMay 19, 2015
On May 18, the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. prosecutors are in the process of investigating a number of high-up Venezuelan officials for their alleged involvement in turning Venezuela into a cocaine-trafficking and money-laundering hub.
- Critical QuestionsBy Sharon Squassoni, Bobby KimMay 18, 2015
Every five years since 1970, member states of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) meet at UN headquarters in New York to assess the implementation of the treaty. The Review Conference (the “Revcon”) will conclude at the end this week.
- ReportMay 18, 2015
- Critical QuestionsMay 18, 2015
On Saturday US forces conducted a raid in Syria aimed at capturing a leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) known as Abu Sayyaf. Coming under fire during the mission, the commandos killed Abu Sayyaf and about dozen other fighters while also capturing Abu Sayyaf’s wife and seizing intelligence on how the organization operates.
- NewsletterMay 15, 2015
Regional Overview: A Frustating Start to 2015 for the US
by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad GlossermanJournalBy Robert SutterChin-Hao HuangMay 15, 2015
Beijing’s recent economic initiatives with neighboring countries focus on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Chinese Silk Road Fund.