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A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races
A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races

The Great War, which America entered a century ago this month, offers lessons for us today on democracy, trade, and arms races.

China and the Law of Unintended Consequences One-Child Policy
China and the Law of Unintended Consequences

China plans to introduce rewards for parents to have a second child, after ending the one-child policy in 2015. Someone in Beijing must have realized industrial-scale social engineering has enormous unintended consequences.

China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground Xi Jinping Davos Switzerland World Economic Forum
China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground

At Davos on January 17, President Xi Jinping spoke of China’s determination to play a responsible role to “secure peace and reduce poverty.” Xi was applauded. Yet China abuses the fundamental human rights of its people, undermines international human rights institutions, and indeed subverts the very concept of individual human rights.

Here’s Why the Government Must Provide for the Common Defense
Here’s Why the Government Must Provide for the Common Defense

American military power is critical to securing the American homeland, preserving American economic and political interests at home and abroad, and securing the global commons upon which our nation and the rest of the world benefit.

Trump Foreign Policy Optimism
Reasons for Optimism: Initial Thoughts on a Trump Administration

Much of the coverage of Donald Trump’s foreign policy views have focused on areas of concern. Here are some reasons for optimism.

Innovate Perish Challenges Third Offset Strategy
Innovate or Perish: Challenges to the Third Offset Strategy

Speaking last Friday CSIS, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter warned that military excellence is not America’s “birthright”. It must be earned again and again.

Obama’s Final UN Speech Fails to Provide a Vision of U.S. Leadership
Obama’s Final UN Speech Fails to Provide a Vision of U.S. Leadership

Obama delivered his final United Nations speech, challenging people to contemplate the successes of the previous eight years. Yet, while providing admirable aspirations for a world slipping into chaos, Obama failed to provide a vision of U.S. leadership that would address the oncoming challenges.

Third Offset
Losing Our Military Edge: The Need for the Third Offset Strategy

Technological advancements of American adversaries reveals an “eroding” U.S. military edge and highlights the need for the third offset strategy.

Losing to the Dragon Book Review Gallagher China Triangle
Losing to the Dragon

Gallagher argues that a new age of trade between Latin America, China, and the United States, has developed to create the “China Triangle”, which poses new challenges to the US.