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December 14, 2022

Japan
Financing Japan’s Defense Leap

Prime Minister Kishida's strategic review will be announced this week.

PM Kishida, in a dark suit, walks facing the camera between two rows of saluting soldiers.

January 18, 2023

Cybersecurity
Polish Cyber Defenses and the Russia-Ukraine War

Poland has been a frequent target of Russian cyberattacks since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The government needs to prepare for any escalation in cyberspace by protecting important log…

U.S. soldiers unload equipment from a plane at Rzeszów Airport in Poland in February 2022.

November 9, 2022

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Academic Webinar: AI Military Innovation and U.S. Defense Strategy

Lauren Kahn, research fellow at CFR, leads the conversation on AI military innovation and U.S. defense strategy.   FASKIANOS: Thank you, and welcome to today’s session of the Fall 2022 CFR Acad…

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January 11, 2023

United States
A Conversation With U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall

Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Frank Kendall discusses U.S. security alliances and partnerships, U.S. defense industrial base capacity, and the modernization, priorities, and strengths of the Depart…

Play U.S. F-35 jet maneuvers at air show

January 11, 2023

Ukraine
The West Is Sending Light Tanks to Ukraine. Will They Make a Difference?

Ukraine is set to receive dozens of light tanks from the United States, France, and Germany. How will these weapons bolster Ukraine’s defense against Russia?

A Marder infantry fighting vehicle rolls ashore from a floating bridge in Saxony, Germany..

June 29, 2022

United States
Young Professionals Briefing Series: Defense Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

Our panelists discuss the future of defense innovation, the efficacy of public-private partnerships in informing U.S. national security and technology policy, and the future of AI, quantum computing,…

Play A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone in Estonia

December 22, 2021

COVID-19
What Is the Defense Production Act?

Presidents Trump and Biden have turned to the Defense Production Act to procure critical medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. What does the law do?

December 20, 2022

Japan
How Japan Is Doubling Down on Its Military Power

Japan’s new national security strategy and related defense plans herald a major military modernization effort in response to perceived threats in Northeast Asia, particularly China.

Military vessels sail in Sagami Bay during the International Fleet Review, held by Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force.

January 18, 2022

International Law
Legal Principles Matter in Defense of Democracies

Legal principles matter as two major democracies—Taiwan and Ukraine—are threatened by superpower neighbors. Whether one argues about Taiwan’s status as a country or a province of China, it is a vibra…

Ukrainian service members drive tanks during the Independence Day military parade in Kyiv, Ukraine in August 2021.

January 20, 2023

United States
What Happens When the U.S. Hits Its Debt Ceiling?

As the U.S. government grapples with another deadline to increase its debt limit, economists warn that a possible default could have disastrous economic consequences. 

An exterior view of the Capitol dome with storm clouds in the background.