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September 18, 2018

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 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 …

Air Force Birthday 2018

October 13, 2017

United States
Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 242 years-old today. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warlike…

navy birthday

April 17, 2018

China
'The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947'

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a narrative history of a hugely consequential, but largely forgotten episode in the history…

Play Dwight D. Eisenhower sitting in the back of a jeep with General George C. Marshall

March 1, 2018

United States
Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security: A Conversation With Senator Shaheen

With the passage of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, the United States is now required by law to improve women's participation in peace and security processes, including in efforts to redu…

Play Jeanne Shaheen

August 27, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Solar Tariff War Sparks Retroactive Taxes

In May, the Commerce Department announced provisional antidumping duties of between 31 and 250 percent on solar cells imported from China, and gave many U.S. solar installation firms large retroactiv…

Employees work on a solar panel production line at a solar company workshop in Hefei, China (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters).

June 5, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: European Slowdown Will Hurt Exports

U.S. companies are increasingly warning investors that unexpected European weakness is dampening sales (NYT).  Declining sales in Europe are expected to pull down corporate profits in the United Stat…

A cashier counts euro banknotes as a customer purchases an Apple iPad in Paris on March 16, 2012 (Charles Platiau/Courtesy Reuters).

December 5, 2014

United States
Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness

U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.

Space Launch

January 17, 2017

Global
Foreign Affairs January Issue Launch: Out of Order? The Future of the International System

Gideon Rose discusses the January/February 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Joseph S. Nye Jr. and Kori Schake. The latest issue of Foreign Affairs takes an in-depth look at th…

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