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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.

Unparalleled Pariah North Korea
An Unparalleled Pariah

A policy of patient preparedness—bracing for the worst, getting through another day, another year, another term without another war—is how U.S. presidents have measured success in Korea for 63 years. It’s a low bar, to be sure. But given what Korean War II would look like, it’s a worthy goal.

Unsettling Affinity Autocracy
An Unsettling Affinity for Autocracy

In a rambling column otherwise focused on the November elections, Thomas Friedman revisited one of his favorite themes: his odd and unsettling affinity for autocracy.

Navy
The Importance of the U.S. Navy to American Security and Prosperity

It can be easy to lose sight of the importance of the U.S. Navy patrolling waters around the world. However, from historical, economic, and security perspectives a strong, globally positioned Navy remains crucial to American prosperity and leadership.

Harry Wu
Harry Wu, a Friend of Freedom, Heads Home

Harry Wu fought the good fight and finished his leg of the race. The rest of us who believe in human freedom need to take the baton he carried.