How will the Trump Administration fundamentally shift American defense and foreign policy?

President Trump, Congress and Shaping a Way Ahead

By Harald Malmgren

Trump faces the need to build a new political and bureaucratic consensus in order to carry out promises of change on which he campaigned and won the Presidency.

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The Evolving Strategic Map: Challenges for the Trump Administration

By Robbin Laird and Kenneth Maxwell

The tectonic plates are shifting and the United States needs to think carefully about the prospects and consequences of these profound changes between (and within) nations, and how best to respond to this new world order (or disorder).

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Time for a Strategic Move Towards India

By Richard Weitz

Along with pressing for fairer trade with Germany and China, the Trump administration should strive for greater commercial opportunities with India, especially in the defense sector.

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Making the American Worker Great Again: The Fallacy of Labor Costs

By David W. Jimenez

Clearly, the old excuse that American workers are overpaid, is no longer a valid axiom. Given the state of automation in most manufacturing environments, or at least those that are highly valued by governments, it is government regulations (or lack thereof) that will ultimately drive these decisions.

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President Trump and Shaping an Approach to the Global Nuclear Order

By Richard Weitz

Given the Trump administration’s openness to rethinking U.S. nuclear strategy, now is the time to reconsider old truths and encourage new thinking about nuclear futures.

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The Second Nuclear Age, North Korea and the F-35

By Robbin Laird

Declaratory deterrence is not enough; a fully conventional strategy is not feasible; but an integrated offensive-defensive force with a nuclear tip is.

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