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Israel, Greece, and the Turkish Challenge: Acute Testing Lies Ahead
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Israel, Greece, and the Turkish Challenge: Acute Testing Lies Ahead

Israel is unable to get directly involved in eastern Mediterranean hostilities, should they erupt. But it can and should cooperate closely with Greece in intelligence matters and arms acquisition and coordinate political action with Greece in Washington. The US stance largely will determine the practical scope of Erdogan’s ambitions. The Current Situation The government-to-government meeting...

Options for Taiwan to better compete with China
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Options for Taiwan to better compete with China

By Thomas J. Shattuck* Background:  One of the key national security priorities of the People’s Republic of China is to force Taiwan into unification. Part of that strategy is to limit Taiwan’s ability to participate fully in the international community, specifically in international organizations in which Taiwan is not a full member[1]. Such pressure would be...

Mahan Reincarnated! Secretary of Defense Makes Strong Case for a Navy of Over 500 Ships
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Mahan Reincarnated! Secretary of Defense Makes Strong Case for a Navy of Over 500 Ships

By Brent D. Sadler* For too long, the U.S. has lived off the dividends of its Cold War investments. Consider its Navy. In the first years following the Soviet Union’s dissolution, the nation closed four public shipyards and rapidly reduced the fleet by over 137 ships. Now, however, with the resurgence of Russia and an assertive China, it is a...

Why doesn’t China take India seriously?
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Why doesn’t China take India seriously?

India needs to formulate a long-term strategy on China, lest it be lurching from one crisis to another. Amid rising anti-China sentiment in the aftermath of the bloody border clash with China, India has announced a slew of measures to curtail Chinese presence in the Indian economy. Building on previously imposed restrictions on foreign direct...

Competitors, adversaries, or enemies ? Unpacking ths Sino-American relationship
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Competitors, adversaries, or enemies ? Unpacking ths Sino-American relationship

Competitor?” “Adversary?” “Enemy?” Which of these terms best describes U.S.-Chinese relations? By: Paul Poast The Washington Post reporter Susan Page posed this question during the vice-presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris. While neither offered a direct answer to the question, it goes to the heart of a major foreign policy challenge facing the United...

H&K P30 Review: A Great Gun (But Is It Worth the Hefty Price?)
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H&K P30 Review: A Great Gun (But Is It Worth the Hefty Price?)

The P30 is definitely a worthwhile purchase for any serious gun owner. by Richard Douglas H&K has always been at the forefront of modern, reliable firearm designs for the past forty-five years. Today we’re going to examine one of their most updated, modern pistols, the P30! Let’s get right to it! Accuracy The P30 is near...

MAD is bad U.S. policy for Iran and North Korea
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MAD is bad U.S. policy for Iran and North Korea

By Norm Haller* & Peter Pry** Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) is the deterrence concept developed in the 1960s by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in response to the Soviet nuclear threat. For the 2020s and beyond, America should not acquiesce to entering this mutual suicide pact with Iran or North Korea. Various formulations of MAD were based on...

Defending against North Korea’s ICBMs seen getting harder, more expensive
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Defending against North Korea’s ICBMs seen getting harder, more expensive

By William Gallo North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile, unveiled at a military parade last week, appears designed to overwhelm U.S. missile defenses, security analysts say, a development that may spur the U.S. to add costly new interceptors. The massive ICBM, the largest ever displayed by North Korea, is likely the “new strategic weapon” promised by...

How the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is playing out in Washington
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How the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is playing out in Washington

As the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan rages in the South Caucasus, an army of lobbyists is being paid millions to make sure the United States picks a side. Most Americans know little about the conflict between the two post-Soviet republics, which flared up again on September 27 after a years-long ceasefire broke down. But...

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