The NDAA is the country’s annual defense spending authorization bill. But what exactly is in the NDAA? How does it work? And why does it matter?
"Today's China does not remotely compare to the USSR of the 1950s and 1960s. No doubt the PRC is a competitor. But the terms of the competition are radically different from what they were during the Cold War."
Israel maintains that it desires separation from Gaza. However, it still makes the most important sovereign decision in Gaza: the decision of life and death.
What if it became possible to remotely control the muscle movements of another person, or communicate with them via brainwaves? What will the national security applications be of breakthroughs that let a user alter another human’s mood, emotions, DNA and biology, behaviors, biases, or politics?
The United States’ perception of the UN is important since America is the largest donor to the UN and accounts for roughly 20% of the UN’s collective budget.
Putin and Erdogan like to look friendly for the cameras, but Moscow and Ankara oppose each other in almost every regional conflict in which they are involved. Their friendship is not meant to last.
Paradiplomacy, the diplomatic efforts of sister cities and non-central actors, holds a distinct advantage over traditional relations between central governments.
If the US is to continue to be able to secure its interests, it must be willing to draw hard lines with regards to its partners. It cannot constantly be trying to placate partners who are stridently against those interests, no matter the history.
It is just as important to recognize that Congress, spanning two decades of elected officials, has been just as integral to perpetuating national security blunders in the twenty-first century as the executive officials more directly presiding over them.
It is in America’s interest to reject both Trump’s hot-headed bombasts and Biden’s stone-cold ignorance. The only foreign policy that is ‘just right’ for America is one of restraint.