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September 18, 2017

United States
Air Force Birthday The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 70th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 70 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

June 14, 2017

United States
Army Birthday Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 242nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

April 27, 2017

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean National Army final The Matabeleland Massacre and Contemporary Zimbabwe

Genocide and other massacres cast a long shadow over contemporary politics. In Africa, the genocide in Rwanda and massacres in Burundi and the eastern Congo come immediately to mind. As Zimbabwe spir…

March 15, 2017

Cuba
The Sad Story of American Flag Officers in Cuba

The American Security Project, a somewhat obscure Washington think tank, is one of the very many groups leading trips to Cuba. What makes theirs different is that it is a "Delegation of Retired Admir…

February 8, 2018

Vietnam War
Play Vietnam memorial Fifty Years After the Tet Offensive: Lessons From the Vietnam War

Panelists discuss the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive, launched in late January 1968, and the lessons learned or forgotten from the Vietnam War for the United States today. 

February 3, 2017

Nigeria
Caught in the Crossfire Caught in the Crossfire: What Future for Women and Children in Nigeria’s Forgotten Crisis

This is a guest post by Sherrie Russell-Brown. Sherrie is an international lawyer, who writes about issues of gender, security, international justice and humanitarian law, with a regional focus on su…

November 3, 2016

Iran
Kerry Drums Up Business for Iran While Treasury Warns Against It

On October 31, Secretary of State Kerry continued his remarkable campaign to drum up business for Iran. Speaking at Chatham House in London, here is part of what he said: Iran deserves the cre…

December 13, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
idp-camps Nigerian Security Service Abuses

Security service abuses in Nigeria, primarily by the army and the police, date from colonial times. Observers commonly accept that such abuses are an important driver of recruitment by Boko Haram and…

October 25, 2017

Singapore
Play Lee Hsien Loong A Conversation With Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discusses U.S.-Singapore bilateral relations as well as strategic challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific. 

March 27, 2014

A woman tries the silver colored version of the new iPhone 5S after Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013 (Stephen Lam/Courtesy Reuters). We Don’t Know If Our Patent System is Working

“Innovation” is a hot buzzword in Washington. In a city gripped by partisanship, being pro-innovation is something everyone can agree on. One of the most direct ways the federal government participat…