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The ‘Cold War’ as We Know it is a Myth, yet Its Underlying Conflict Never Ended

Americans believe that they “Won the Cold War” — that is, that the U.S. defeated the Soviet Union’s bid for global dominance. Washington outlasted Moscow, leading to the USSR’s imperial collapse. Yet the Cold War itself was not a singular, isolated event. It is more properly understood as one period […]

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PRC Lawfare With Commercial Air Routes

Compared to international expectations and expert hand-wringing, William Lai’s victory in Taiwan’s presidential election last month has yet to trigger an overwhelming Chinese response.  China did conduct spy balloon overflights in Taiwanese airspace, while the PLA did probe the Taiwan Strait’s median line, but by and large, its activity was

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America’s Biggest Foreign Policy Weakness: No Grand Strategy

As 2024 begins, the global threat to American interests is on the rise as the interests of adversaries continue to align. However, Washington policymakers appear either unable or uninterested in displaying resolve. The late Henry Kissinger noted, “Convictions that leaders have formed before reaching high office are the intellectual capital they

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Voting Resumes Tuesday as Argentina’s Milei Enters Second Round in Campaign for His Omnibus Reform Bill

Voting will resume at Buenos Aires at 2 p.m Tuesday, with the 257 members of Argentina’s lower congressional chamber, the Chamber of Deputies, gathering to debate key components of President Milei’s omnibus reform bill in a second-round review. The bill passed Friday with 363 of its original 664 articles remaining,

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Expansion of Terror Networks Being Organized in Afghanistan, National Resistance Front Tells the Sun

An “expansion of terror networks” being organized in Afghanistan “highlights the enduring alliance between the Taliban and Al Qaeda,” the head of foreign relations for an insurgent group there, the National Resistance Front, Ali Maisam Nazary, tells The New York Sun. Mr. Nazary’s comments follow the latest update by the

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Naval Special Warfare Will Have to Fight Differently

Naval Special Warfare is a crucial strategic tool for the U.S. military. Yet there has been remarkably little public thinking on the role special operations forces might play in a large-scale strategic confrontation. The War of 2026 scenario helps clarify the requirements for Naval Special Warfare (NSW) in such a

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Britain Must Prepare for War. America Won’t Save Us This Time

One reason why supporting Ukraine “for as long as it takes”, and not “for as long as we can” is so important is that Ukraine’s security is irretrievably ingrained into our own. By single-handedly tying down the world’s largest nuclear arsenal power – a force over double in size and

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