Russia’s New Generation Warfare

The military conflict between Russia and Ukraine is now in its 25th month. What began as a relatively bloodless superpower intervention in Crimea and morphed into a proxy “separatist” insurrection in the Donbass region has turned into a two-year-long, real war. Despite repeated attempts to negotiate an effective cease-fire, the struggle in Ukraine has involved…

Time for a New US South China Sea Strategy

As if things could not get any worse in the South China Sea, China’s placement and testing of anti-ship missiles in the South China Sea all but confirms Asia’s worst fears: America’s goal to ensure that China’s rise is peaceful and that Beijing would take its place among nations of the Asia-Pacific and larger Indo-Pacific…

Standing Up Credible Deterrence in Europe

The crux of the issue of responding to the reality of a renewed Russian threat in Europe is succinctly laid out by General Phillip Breedlove: “It’s really important we re-establish our ability to see and interpret so that we can deploy early.” The issue is a straight forward, if not also a complex one of…

Re-constructing Global Aviation

The attacks of September 11 have had both an immediate and a long-term impact on global aviation. In the short term we have been overwhelmed by the loss of life, the systemic disruption of flying, and the international war on terrorism. But there is also a delayed impact, like that of a Jurassic meteor strike,…