Jul 9, 2024

The Kremlin’s crimes will continue to escalate until Russia is defeated

By Serhiy Prytula

The Russian bombing of a children's hospital in Kyiv is a clear signal that Kremlin war crimes will only escalate and Vladimir Putin will not stop until he is stopped, writes Serhiy Prytula.

Conflict Freedom and Prosperity


Jul 2, 2024

US signals long-term support for Ukraine with new security pact

By Mykola Bielieskov

The United States has signaled its long-term commitment to Ukrainian security with a new pact but the agreement is not a formal treaty and does not oblige the US to defend Ukraine, writes Mykola Bielieskov.

Conflict Defense Policy

In the News

Jul 1, 2024

Garlauskas featured on VOA on RIMPAC exercise

On June 28, Markus Garlauskas was featured on a VOA television broadcast discussing the biennial RIMPAC exercise beginning this week, its goals, and how China might view this year’s exercise.

China Indo-Pacific

Issue Brief

Jun 25, 2024

A global strategy to secure UAS supply chains

By Matthew Kroenig, Imran Bayoumi

China exercises substantial control over the commercial drone market, which poses a security challenge for the United States and its allies and partners. What strategy will help the United States and its allies and partners counter China’s drone-market dominance?

China Defense Industry

In the News

Jun 24, 2024

Dean quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald on implications of a second Trump administration for allies

On June 23, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Peter Dean was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, where he shared what a second Trump administration could mean for allies. 

Australia Indo-Pacific

New Atlanticist

Jun 3, 2024

National resilience is a crucial part of defense. Here are the countries doing it right.

By Elisabeth Braw

Learning from the allies that are already taking action will give other NATO members that decide to enhance their resilience a leg up.

Europe & Eurasia National Security

Issue Brief

May 29, 2024

Who’s a national security risk? The changing transatlantic geopolitics of data transfers

By Kenneth Propp

The geopolitics of data transfers is changing. How will Washington's new focus on data transfers affect Europe and the transatlantic relationship?

Cybersecurity Digital Policy


May 23, 2024

Ukraine faces long-term mental health challenges among veteran community

By Claire Szewczyk

Far away from the front lines of the country’s ongoing war with Russia, growing numbers of Ukrainian veterans are facing up to the psychological aftermath of their military service, writes Claire Szewczyk.

Civil Society Conflict

New Atlanticist

May 21, 2024

Congress should save the Sentinel ICBM—its true value is more than simply its cost

By James McCue

The value of the new intercontinental ballistic missile program should be measured over its full lifetime and not just by its current price tag.

Defense Technologies National Security

In the News

May 20, 2024

Polymeropoulos on a Cipher Brief podcast about Havana Syndrome

On May 20, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Marc Polymeropoulos spoke on a Cipher Brief podcast titled “Is Russia Attacking U.S. Government Employees Using High-Energy Weapons?” about Havana Syndrome.

Conflict Intelligence