Dispatches

Blog posts and other updates from Yorktown’s leadership, staff, and guest authors.

Soldier launching Switchblade 300

The Future of the Skies, Part I: The Switchblade Arrives in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine shows that the face of battle is changing in favor of small, less costly, and easily portable weapons that negate many of the advantages formerly held by large, complex, and expensive systems. The man-portable Javelin anti-tank missile is a good example. AeroVironment’s Switchblade is another. The …

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Foreign ministers shaking hands at conclusion of Negev Summit

The US Must Embrace the Promise of Negev

As the attention of the US remains fixed upon the war in Ukraine, a remarkable event took place over the past few days when Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid hosted his counterparts from four Arab nations at Sde Boker, the home and final resting place of Israel’s founding father, David …

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Seth Cropsey

China is walking a ‘very slender path’ with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

“I think that if China wanted Russia to stop doing this and took action, that it would lead to what the Chinese do not want, and that is a rift between them and the Russians,” Cropsey said. “So I think the prospect of China throwing its weight against Russia for …

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Seth Cropsey

Seth Cropsey quoted by George Will

Yorktown Institute president Seth Cropsey was quoted by George Will in an opinion piece entitled “To avoid nuclear calamity, Biden makes a delicate calibration about Putin” in the Washington Post on March 25, 2022.

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