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Nuclear Modernization in an Era of Great Power Competition

March 30, 2021

America’s nuclear weapons deter attacks on the United States from biological, cyber, conventional, or nuclear weapons. That deterrent capability has kept the nuclear peace for seventy-five years but is now in danger of rusting to obsolescence. Why? With the dissolution of the Soviet empire, the U.S. kicked the nuclear modernization can down the road, going […]

Maritime Chokepoints: Inconvenient Geography

October 10, 2019

Since 1974, interference in maritime oil transportation has been a factor in U.S. economic recessions. This interference has often been closely connected to the narrow straits or choke points through which more than half of the world’s daily oil production passes by commercial tanker. Despite great progress in expanding U.S. domestic oil production, we cannot […]

NATO After Ukraine: Military Modernization in Europe

May 31, 2014

NATO faces a challenge to modernize and sustain its nuclear posture and missile defense deployments in Europe at a time of declining defense budgets on the one hand and expanded threats on the other. The threats from Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa are serious and growing from both ballistic missile arsenals and nuclear […]

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