Missile Defense

  • Arms Industries and Trade
    The Cost of the U.S. Arms Trade
    Podcast
    The global arms trade is big business and the United States accounts for more than 40 percent of the world’s weapons exports. Aside from the profit motivation, selling arms abroad can be an effective foreign policy tool, allowing the United States to exert influence over conflict and security worldwide without having to put boots on the ground. But are the risks worth the reward?
  • China
    Hyperventilating Over Hypersonics
    Podcast
    Last summer, China tested a hypersonic missile that traveled through orbit. The test shocked many observers and led to widespread concern about the potential for nuclear-armed missiles that can evade detection and defense systems. The technology is not as new as it might seem, but this latest test highlights an underlying threat that the world has been living with for decades.
  • Oil and Petroleum Products
    How Iran Can Hold the World Oil Market Hostage
    Iran poses an acute threat to oil infrastructure across the Middle East, potentially allowing it to extort concessions from world powers.