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April 4, 2023

Ukrainian Cyber War Confirms the Lesson: Cyber Power Requires Soft Power

Since the Russian invasion in February 2022, Ukraine has benefitted from a strong flow of technical assistance. That assistance was made possible by Ukraine’s reserves of soft power.

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after they both delivered statements at Mariinsky Palace on an unannounced visit in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.

March 16, 2023

United States
The SVB Collapse Shows U.S. Vulnerabilities Amid Great Power Competition

The collapse of SVB is a reminder that the fastest way for the United States to cede ground in the present era of great power competition is to debase its financial system and relinquish its global f…

A stillshot of the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

January 31, 2023

United States
The Violent Far-Right Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Military

In addition to minority communities and those on the political left, far-right and white supremacist extremism threatens violence against institutions conservatives cherish as well, such as the U.S. …


June 6, 2023

United States
Remembering the Fallen on D-Day

More than two thousand five hundred Americans died on D-Day seventy-nine years ago today.

A monument to an unknown American soldier as viewed on a shell-blasted shore of Normandy.

September 16, 2022

United States
Happy 75th Birthday to the United States Air Force

The United States Air Force marks seventy-five years of service.

A silver Air Force E-3 Sentry plane flies over brown desert.

February 27, 2023

An Interview With Pinter Politik on China’s Sharp Power in Indonesia and Elsewhere

Although China has attempted to influence the politics of Southeast Asian countries through social media, disinformation spread via local sources also poses a serious threat. 

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia smiles as he speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

February 10, 2023

China’s Recent ADIZ Violations Have Changed the Status Quo in the Taiwan Strait

Chinese military flights near Taiwan have important implications for cross-strait stability.

Four jets flying in formation.

July 5, 2022

Myanmar’s Military Losing Ground to Rebels and Ethnic Armies: Part 1

Myanmar’s military, which once seemed so powerful, is struggling against the anti-junta forces arrayed against it; and for the armed forces, losing is no longer out of the question.

Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021.

February 9, 2022

Southeast Asia
The Return of Coups and Military Power: A Rising Danger

The resurgence of military political power is particularly notable in Southeast Asia, given that many of the states of the region had previously advanced toward becoming consolidated democracies.

A Thai soldier sits in front of the blockage of a road leading to the Thailand-Myanmar border where the fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic minority rebels still continues, in Mae Sot district, Tak province, Thailand, on December 19, 2021.

January 31, 2023

Technology and Innovation
Why Military Leaders Need to Rethink Battlefield Intelligence in a Smartphone Era

Ukraine is using data derived from Russian smartphones to target missile strikes. Smartphones, as well as social media, are transforming battlefield intelligence. 

A crane lifts debris from a destroyed building as workers stand by.