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January 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

January 2, 2018

India
Our Time Has Come

Our Time Has Come considers India’s rise, taking stock of the challenges and opportunities as the world's largest democracy defines its place on the global stage.

October 9, 2017

Political History and Theory
The Marshall Plan

Benn Steil, the award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods, reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.

September 5, 2017

North Korean Nuclear Program
Vehicles carry missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang. North Korea’s Military Capabilities

North Korea has embarked on an accelerated buildup of weapons of mass destruction and modernization of its already large conventional force.

September 8, 2017

United Nations
President Donald J. Trump speaks during a visit to Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Missouri on August 30, 2017. Echoes of American History as Trump Heads to United Nations

In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I examine what to expect from President Donald J. Trump’s first UN General Assembly address and how his mistrust of international organizations echoes earl…

October 2, 2017

Myanmar
A Myanmar soldier stands near a township in Rakhine State, September 27, 2017. How Myanmar’s Military Wields Power From the Shadows

Despite Myanmar’s recent transition to civilian leadership, the military has retained significant power and is most to blame for the sectarian violence against the Rohingya.

October 2, 2017

Myanmar
Min Aung Hlaing_3.27.2017 Why Aren’t Myanmar’s Military Leaders Facing More Punishment?

Since late August, when attacks by Rohingya insurgents on police posts in Myanmar led to a massive reprisal by the army and other security forces in Rakhine State, the country has witnessed some of i…

September 28, 2015

Russia
Russian military jets The Russian Military

Military power has reemerged as an important component of Russian foreign policy, which some believe aims to reestablish Russian hegemony in the region.

September 11, 2017

Myanmar
Rohingya_9.11.2017 Is the United States Really Going to Expand Military Cooperation With Myanmar Now?

Every day seems to bring worse news about the spiraling conflict in Rakhine State in western Myanmar. A top UN human rights official recently announced that the violence in Rakhine State is a “textbo…

February 9, 2017

Afghanistan
Afghanistan Being Honest About U.S. Military Strategy in Afghanistan

Today, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General John “Mic” Nicholson, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). Though it remains the longest war in American history, t…