- ReportBy Nathan FreierApr 30, 2013
There are currently real pressures on U.S. ground forces to define their contingency future. For example, there is a perceived decline in plausible conventional warfighting scenarios, and many see maintaining large standing ground capabilities solely as a hedge against uncertainty as cost prohibitive in an era of declining resources. As U.S.
- ReportApr 16, 2013
Early in the thermonuclear age, Herman Kahn warned the world that it had to “think about the unthinkable”: The consequences of an actual nuclear war, and consider which side – if any – might “win.” While the story may be apocryphal, Kahn is also said to have told Curtis Lemay – then head of the Strategic Air Command – that Lemay did not have a war
- ReportBy Thomas M. Sanderson, Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Zachary I. Fellman and Rob WiseApr 15, 2013
The bulk of international counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and related efforts over the last decade have focused on targeting a select few extremist organizations such as al Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban.
- JournalBy Ely RatnerApr 1, 2013
The U.S. shift toward Asia should and will continue, but Washington must both account for an insecure China for rebalancing to achieve its intended aims and must sustain its commitment to intensive high-level engagement with Beijing to cope with inevitable crises.
- NewsletterBy Stephen EngelkenMar 27, 2013
The author of this Issue Perspective, Stephen Engelken who served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy to Pakistan from 2010-2011, explores the assertion that India and Pakistan must expand their bilateral trade significantly if South Asia is to remain peaceful over the coming 20 years.
- ReportFeb 27, 2013
The effectiveness of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are only one element of success in Afghanistan, but the various elements of the ANSF are critical to providing lasting security and stability and denying Afghanistan as a future base for international terrorism and extremism.
- ReportFeb 21, 2013
As the U.S.-India relationship continues to deepen, some misconceptions unfortunately linger about the forces driving India’s economic growth.
- CommentaryJan 31, 2013
Australia published its National Security Strategy (NSS), entitled Strong and Secure: A Strategy for Australia’s National Security, on January 23. The 58-page document outlines the country’s assessment of its risks, priorities, and capabilities.
- ReportBy Michael J. Green, Ernest Z. Bower, Victor Cha, Karl F. Inderfurth, Christopher K. Johnson, Matthew P. GoodmanJan 28, 2013
By traveling to Southeast Asia immediately following his reelection in November 2012, President Barack Obama made clear that “strategic rebalancing” to the Asia-Pacific region will remain a central focus of his second-term foreign policy.
- Critical QuestionsBy Heather A. Conley, Michael J. Green, Christopher K. Johnson, Karl F. Inderfurth, Victor Cha, Andrew C. Kuchins, Ernest Z. Bower, Stephen Johnson, Bonnie S. GlaserJan 25, 2013