National Defense

NATO Needs a Revamped Purpose

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was established in 1949 to promote the containment of the Soviet Union, but it lacks such a clear purpose today.

Iran’s Space Threat is the Problem

One can expect Iran to launch many more satellites into orbit over the next year or so to complete the constellation it is developing. At that point, both North Korea and Iran would have the capability to threaten the technological American military with certain defeat.

Why the Russian Obsession at State?

In designating the Russian Imperial Movement as a “terrorist organization” without designating the Muslim Brotherhood, the U.S. foreign policy bureaucracy has brushed aside all the objections raised over the years for blocking designation of the foreign-based Islamist terrorist support network.

Is Xi Jinping Losing China’s ‘Mandate of Heaven’?

The coronavirus outbreak and its impact on Chinese politics is probably the most important event for China since Mao’s “Great Leap Forward.” China’s long history suggests there is a pattern to these events that ends with the old regime being swept away and replaced by another.