Category: <span>Opinions</span>

Home Opinions
The next U.S. administration should bring the shadow wars into the light
Post

The next U.S. administration should bring the shadow wars into the light

By Daniel R. Mahanty and Rachel Stohl* Lethal tactics and entire campaigns launched urgently after 9/11 have corroded oversight and American standing. As the U.S. moves toward a new administration and a new Congress, our leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to reflect on the need to re-evaluate and reconsider the total costs, consequences, and risks...

How significant is the Greece-UAE defence agreement?
Post

How significant is the Greece-UAE defence agreement?

By Paul Iddon* Greece and the United Arab Emirates have signed a defence agreement that could have strategic ramifications for Turkey given these countries’ mutual opposition to its foreign policy. This strategic partnership, according to UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, aims to “enhance political, economic and cultural cooperation” between the two countries. The...

Why the Quad should focus on a strategy to contain China
Post

Why the Quad should focus on a strategy to contain China

By James Holmes* As a military strategy, containment presents several powerful options for the loose grouping of Quad countries to push back on Chinese aggression. China grumps that the Quad, a league of like-minded Indo-Pacific democracies, is an “Asian NATO” or “mini-NATO” hellbent on “containing” China. If only. Now, Beijing is not entirely wrong to...

Possible EU sanctions on Turkey “too little, too late” – Analysis
Post

Possible EU sanctions on Turkey “too little, too late” – Analysis

By Salem al Ketbi* French Minister of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune pointed out sanctions as a “possibility.” Yet it might be too little, too late. In a telling move, French Minister of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune recently brought up possible economic sanctions targeting certain sectors the European Union would impose on Turkey on...

Egypt’s support of normalization is part of the Mediterranean alignment
Post

Egypt’s support of normalization is part of the Mediterranean alignment

By Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman* Egypt’s public welcome of the normalization between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan is one of the payoffs emerging from the important Egypt-Israel partnership in the eastern Mediterranean. The Government of Egypt has warmly welcomed the normalization agreements between Israel and three Arab countries (including Sudan, with which...

America’s strategic play in the Pacific
Post

America’s strategic play in the Pacific

By Michael Sobolik* While pundits and policymakers in Washington lock horns over a new strategic direction to counter China, the Department of Defense (DoD) is quietly working to blunt the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) advance into the Pacific Ocean. The plan is simple: work with allies and partners throughout the Pacific region to maintain America’s military...

US only “marginally” ready for great power fight, new assessment finds
Post

US only “marginally” ready for great power fight, new assessment finds

By Richard Sisk* Despite record budgets in recent years, the U.S. military is underfunded and needs more troops, planes, ships and high-tech assets if it wants to be ready to wage long-term war with foes like Russia and China, according to a Heritage Foundation report released Tuesday. “As currently postured, the U.S. military is only marginally...

Russian strategic and hypersonic naval nuclear weapons
Post

Russian strategic and hypersonic naval nuclear weapons

By Mark B. Schneider* Strategic Nuclear Weapons and the Russian Navy Russia sets its highest value on its strategic nuclear forces. In November 2020, President Vladimir Putin stated, I want to emphasize that, despite the constantly changing nature of military threats, the nuclear triad remains the primary, key guarantee of Russia’s military security. From a...

Why is the U.S. supplying technology to China’s military?
Post

Why is the U.S. supplying technology to China’s military?

By Robert Pittenger* After all of the ballots are counted and certified, it will be time for America’s leaders to get back to work. One policy issue that broke through during this unprecedented election cycle is that Americans can continue to expect a hard-line position on China when it comes to economic and trade issues....

English EN French FR German DE Spanish ES Russian RU Italian IT Dutch NL Greek EL Turkish TR Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN Hindi HI Korean KO