Americas
All the President’s Generals

All the President’s Generals

There’s some reason for concern about the balance of America’s civil-military relations, but it’s the civil side we should be worried about.…

Interview with David Remnick: Trump Will Be a ‘Severe Disappointment To Millions’

Interview with David Remnick: Trump Will Be a ‘Severe Disappointment To Millions’

SPIEGEL speaks to the editor of the New Yorker about the dangers of fascism under Donald Trump, international leaders' reactions to the election and the role of the…

A NATO Agenda for President-Elect Trump

A NATO Agenda for President-Elect Trump

The President-elect should adopt the following priorities as part of his agenda as the de facto leader of the NATO Alliance:…

Donald Trump Just Complicated US-Taiwan Relations, Big Time

Donald Trump Just Complicated US-Taiwan Relations, Big Time

Donald Trump's phone call to Tsai Ing-wen sets up a possible diplomatic crisis with China.…

The Founding Fathers Wouldn’t Freak Out About Trump’s Cabinet Full of Generals

The Founding Fathers Wouldn’t Freak Out About Trump’s Cabinet Full of Generals

Why, exactly, do we still care about who controls the ability to wield military force?…

Asia

Trump Calls Taiwan’s President, and China (Strategically) Shrugs

Trump Calls Taiwan’s President, and China (Strategically) Shrugs

State and social media evince a surprisingly muted reaction to an issue long regarded as…

How Bad Was Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call?

How Bad Was Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call?

President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on December 2 rattled international…

Trump, Taiwan, and a break in a long tradition

Trump, Taiwan, and a break in a long tradition

The news that President-elect Trump has spoken by phone to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen as…

Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call: China Reacts

Trump’s Taiwan Phone Call: China Reacts

China tries to be both stern and dismissive, even while Taiwan outlines the content of…

Thailand’s long succession

Thailand’s long succession

The makeover of the prince-as-king

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Counter Terrorism

Why Is Counterterrorism Cooperation So Difficult?

Why Is Counterterrorism Cooperation So Difficult?

Every country agrees terrorism is a threat. So why is it so hard to get states to work together? …

The Islamic State: reinventing the narrative as reality bites

The Islamic State: reinventing the narrative as reality bites

The so-called Islamic State recently released a new propaganda video featuring iconic images of Melbourne, interspersed with explosions and IS fighters brandishing firearms in urban combat. What to…

Continuity and Change: The Evolution and Resilience of Al-Shabab’s Media Insurgency, 2006–2016

Continuity and Change: The Evolution and Resilience of Al-Shabab’s Media Insurgency, 2006–2016

A new report from Hate Speech International examines the history and evolution of al-Shabab's media operations capabilities and narrative messaging. The report gives particular attention to…

Every Street Corner is the Front Line in Mosul

Every Street Corner is the Front Line in Mosul

Wisam al-Zubaidi is a member of one of Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism troops. But right now he isn’t fighting, he is in a Baghdad hospital nursing a bullet wound…

Cyber

What Trump Can Do About Cybersecurity

What Trump Can Do About Cybersecurity

"Manufacturers, retailers and others selling services and products with embedded digital technology must be held legally accountable for the …

Creating a Federally Sponsored Cyber Insurance Program

Creating a Federally Sponsored Cyber Insurance Program

Federally backstopped cyber insurance could be used to address a series of widely recognized and persistent cybersecurity problems. …

What Does China’s New Cybersecurity Law Mean for Chinese Internet Companies?

What Does China’s New Cybersecurity Law Mean for Chinese Internet Companies?

New responsibilities for tech companies will make it hard for smaller firms to survive. …

The Department of Defense: Facing The Barrel of a Coded Gun

The Department of Defense: Facing The Barrel of a Coded Gun

In October, Mirai malware used default login credentials to compromise thousands of routers, digital video recorders, Internet cameras, and…

Americas

All the President’s Generals

There’s some reason for concern about the balance of America’s civil-military relations, but it’s the civil side we should be worried about.…

Interview with David Remnick: Trump Will Be a ‘Severe Disappointment To Millions’

SPIEGEL speaks to the editor of the New Yorker about the dangers of fascism under Donald Trump, international leaders' reactions to the election and the role of…

A NATO Agenda for President-Elect Trump

The President-elect should adopt the following priorities as part of his agenda as the de facto leader of the NATO Alliance:…

Donald Trump Just Complicated US-Taiwan Relations, Big Time

Donald Trump's phone call to Tsai Ing-wen sets up a possible diplomatic crisis with China.…

Americas

All the President’s Generals

There’s some reason for concern about the balance of America’s civil-military relations, but it’s the civil side we should be worried about.…

Interview with David Remnick: Trump Will Be a ‘Severe Disappointment To Millions’

SPIEGEL speaks to the editor of the New Yorker about the dangers of fascism under Donald Trump, international leaders' reactions to the election and the role of…

A NATO Agenda for President-Elect Trump

The President-elect should adopt the following priorities as part of his agenda as the de facto leader of the NATO Alliance:…

Donald Trump Just Complicated US-Taiwan Relations, Big Time

Donald Trump's phone call to Tsai Ing-wen sets up a possible diplomatic crisis with China.…

Americas

All the President’s Generals

There’s some reason for concern about the balance of America’s civil-military relations, but it’s the civil side we should be worried about.…

Interview with David Remnick: Trump Will Be a ‘Severe Disappointment To Millions’

SPIEGEL speaks to the editor of the New Yorker about the dangers of fascism under Donald Trump, international leaders' reactions to the election and the role of…

A NATO Agenda for President-Elect Trump

The President-elect should adopt the following priorities as part of his agenda as the de facto leader of the NATO Alliance:…

Donald Trump Just Complicated US-Taiwan Relations, Big Time

Donald Trump's phone call to Tsai Ing-wen sets up a possible diplomatic crisis with China.…

Oceania

Immigration, Housing Key Issues as New Zealand Enters Election Year

A look at the debates likely to shape New Zealand's upcoming elections. …

Indonesia and Australia: building a more resilient strategic partnership

In my talks with Australian politicians, leaders, policymakers, academics and NGOs, one thing is clear: Indonesia is strategically and economically important for Australia. However, not much has…

Australia and the Trump Era

The Australian alliance with the US is not simply sentimental: it is a transactional arrangement with mutual benefits. If Australia walked away from the alliance, a major…

ANZUS in the age of Trump

In the unsettled weeks since Donald Trump’s election, many prominent voices in Australia’s strategic policy community—including Kim Beazley , Dennis Richardson, Angus Houston and of course Malcolm…

Russia and Central Asia

Beware: The Russian Bear is Getting Bolder

In NATO member Hungary, Russian agents have been fingered for training with a neo-Nazi militia; in the tiny Balkan state of Monte­negro, which is on the verge…

A Karimov-less Election in Uzbekistan

Also, unpacking a (fake) Kyrgyz scandal, visiting a Kazakh shaman, and Turkmenistan’s economy; recommended reads…

Tajikistan’s Magnitsky: The Case for a Global Magnitsky Act

The plight of Buzurgmehr Yorov illustrates the need for Magnitsky-inspired sanctions. …

What to Expect from Uzbekistan’s Presidential Election

More of the same, but with a new face.…