How to prevail in the Second Nuclear Age?

South Korea and the US Address How to Deal with Evolving North Korean Threats

By Richard Weitz

Several North Korean military developments are leading to a reset of South Korean defense.

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Hong Kong Protests for Democracy: The Johnson School Embraces the Panda?

By The Honorable Ed Timperlake

While protestors are risking their very lives for democracy in Hong Kong, a prestigious school in a famous American University embraces the Chinese elite and its authoritarian system.

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Taking a Measure of the Asian Defense Challenge: Shaping a Way Ahead

By Ed Timperlake

It is time to change the four star billet in South Korea and shift it from the US Army to the USAF.

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The US Needs To Withdraw From the INF Treaty: Shaping a Relevant Modernizaton Strategy

By Zbigniew Mazurak

Withdrawing from INF while focusing on requisite modernization might be a way to enhance deterrence, notably in the context of the collapse of the Warsaw Agreement.

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Scottish Independence: A Blow Against Western Nuclear Deterrence?

By Ian Armstrong, Department of Political Science at Temple University

The UK if it becomes reduced to English and Welsh defense policy might do so without the Trident.

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IDC Summit 2014: Middle Eastern Christians Shape a Response

By Ed Timperlake

A key element of fighting the information war with ISIS is shaping the ideas battlespace.

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The Making of Haider al-Abadi: The New Prime Minister of Iraq

By The Honorable John “Jack” Shaw

Jack Shaw looks back at the history of the new Prime Minister of Iraq and raises some fundamental questions about his credibility.

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The Osprey and the Flexibility of the ARG-MEU

By Ed Timperlake

The Osprey enabled force gives the US options it did not have in 2003.

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South Korea and the Iron Dome

By Second Line of Defense

The Iron Dome for South Korea?

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2014 is NOT 2003: Fighting an Information War and Leveraging New Combat Capabilities

By Ed Timperlake

Shaping an information war informed 21st century combat capability is crucial to the way ahead.

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