September 18, 2019United States
The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 72 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 …
August 27, 2019South Africa
On August 21, South Africa’s Equality Court ruled that gratuitous displays of the Apartheid-era flag counted as hate speech and discrimination. Confronting history head on, Judge Phineas Mojapelo wrote in his ruling that the flag represents “a vivid symbol of white supremacy and black disenfranchisement and suppression,” and flying it, “besides being racist and discriminatory, demonstrates a clear intention to be hurtful.”
August 27, 2019North Korea
Summer 2019 has been a watershed moment for trends that threaten to compromise South Korea’s position in Northeast Asia.
July 22, 2019India
Tough issues in diplomacy can't be solved on the fly, and require careful attention to the facts and to history.
May 10, 2013Syria
Steven A. Cook probes the arguments against a No-Fly Zone over Syria. Gary Schmitt says it is doubtful that the Pentagon really believes that Syria’s air defenses are a significant hurdle to interve…