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Iran: The Preemption Option Expands

April 8, 2022

The idea of preempting Iran typically revolves around proposals to interdict the Iranian nuclear weapons program, and for good reason. Hardly anything would change the dynamics of the Middle East as much as a nuclear-armed Iran. Indeed, a nuclear-armed Iran would bring consequences reaching much farther than the Middle East. Much has changed in just […]

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps: An Expeditionary Power

October 10, 2019

As the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team looks to the future, it faces the need to balance and integrate the pressures of new technology, evolving political realities, and the enduring priorities dictated by the nature of the earth itself, with its surface covered 71 percent by water. The sea services must also fit the dictates of […]

The Non-Coincidence of Russian-Chinese Strategic Cooperation

July 29, 2019

If you went by Western media coverage, you’d ignore the fact that Iran test-launched a Shahab-3 ballistic missile on, specifically, Wednesday, 24 July 2019, and North Korea test-launched two missiles seemingly similar to the Russian Iskander ballistic missile on, specifically, Thursday, 25 July; and you’d probably imagine that the missile launches were spontaneous, unrelated cosmic rebukes of Donald Trump’s […]