How to Budget for Hard Power In the Age of Restraint

In an increasingly dangerous and fragmented world, the U.S. will need to deter its foes and reassure its friends. However, current economic conditions make such a policy dubious at best. Therefore, this article will discuss how key defense budget reforms will allow for the proper allocation of funds to support the deterrence and reassurance strategy.

The Islamic State Strikes Germany; European Officials Slow to Respond

On July 19 a Hong Kong family was traveling on a train in southern Germany when they were attacked by a 17 year-old Afghan (of Pashtun origin) wielding an axe, intent on killing them in the name of the Islamic State.

Perverse Paradox: America’s Recent Legal Victory Over China Is Actually a Loss for Stability in Asia

The recent United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) ruling that China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea are categorically illegal will not bring much-needed stability to the Asia-Pacific. Indeed, this ruling will lead to still more instability. Read more to find out why.

No, the Islamic State Is Not On the Run

In light of the most recent Islamic State terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh, I provide a critical assessment of the ongoing U.S. war efforts against the self-described Islamic State. To put it mildly: IT AIN’T PRETTY FOR US (but the next POTUS can fix it)!