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How China could use trade to force North Korea to play nice with the West

China can end the Korean nuclear crisis with considerable economic leverage and a security apparatus to contain any unforeseen consequence. Until recently, Beijing was seemingly wary of engaging itself further in a potentially disastrous and...

Pro-Russian, anti-Ukrainian billboard in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

What is Hybrid Warfare?

Contemporary U.S. and international legal framework governing acts of irregular and hybrid warfare severely impede effective de-escalation of and resolution to present hybrid conflicts. Conventional Western (mainly American) concepts of war are incompatible and fundamentally misaligned with the realities of...

Russia’s Asymmetric Nuclear Deterrence

Russia’s military doctrine dictates the use of nuclear weapons in response to any non-nuclear assault on Russian territory. Russia’s military doctrine encompasses a broad range of potential national security threats, including local, or small-scale wars,...

Is Energy ‘Dominance’ the Right Goal for U.S. Policy?

“American Energy Dominance” and U.S. Foreign Policy In recent weeks, a new energy buzzword has taken flight from Washington, D.C., making stops in Alaska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and more: “American energy dominance.” Taking a...

Mid-2017 Global Geopolitical Forecast

A U.S. in Retreat Will Lead to Increased Unilateral Action by Allies Under the administration of Donald Trump, the United States has been attempting to rebalance its priorities, giving the appearance that it is stepping...