Dec 5, 2023

Fake history is a crucial weapon in Vladimir Putin’s bid to destroy Ukraine

By Ihor Smeshko

The invading Russian army is not the only enemy Ukraine faces; the Kremlin propaganda and false historical narratives that drive and justify the invasion are arguably just as deadly, writes Ihor Smeshko.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Dec 1, 2023

Michta in City Journal discussing the Hamas attack

By Atlantic Council

On October 10, an article by Dr. Andrew Mitcha, director and senior fellow of the Scowcroft Strategy Initiative, was published in City Journal on the implications of Hamas’s attack on Israel for strategic competition. Michta argued that the attack demonstrates that mass is still key on the battlefield and the possibility of a wider war […]

Conflict Defense Industry
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Nov 30, 2023

Deliberate nuclear use in a war over Taiwan: Scenarios and considerations for the United States

By Matthew Kroenig

Matthew Kroenig argues the US and the PRC would have incentives to use nuclear weapons in a Taiwan war. The US must deter PRC nuclear use.

Arms Control China

The 5x5

Nov 29, 2023

The 5×5—Veteran perspectives on cyber workforce development

By Simon Handler, Nitansha Bansal

In honor of National Military Veterans and Families Month, a group of veterans discuss their transitions from the military to the cyber workforce and suggest ways to improve the process for others. 

Cybersecurity National Security


Nov 25, 2023

Ten challenges to implementing Force Design 2030

By Bruce Stubbs

Bruce Stubbs points out key questions for the success of the US Marine Corps's Force Design 2030.

China Defense Policy

Issue Brief

Nov 22, 2023

The role of nuclear weapons in a Taiwan crisis

By Gregory Weaver

Nuclear deterrence would be key in a Taiwan crisis, in part because a PLA amphibious fleet would be vulnerable to a US nuclear strike.

China Conflict

Issue Brief

Nov 15, 2023

US homeland missile defense: Room for expanded roles

By Robert Soofer and Matthew Costlow

Matthew Costlow & Robert Soofer explore how expanded roles for US homeland missile defense could enhance deterrence with two nuclear peers

China Defense Policy


Nov 14, 2023

Why Ukraine refuses to negotiate with “habitual liar” Vladimir Putin

By Peter Dickinson

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has dismissed mounting calls for a negotiated peace deal with Russia, arguing that Vladimir Putin is a "habitual liar" who cannot be trusted to keep his word, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Nov 10, 2023

Garlauskas’ analysis of East Asia simultaneous conflicts mentioned in Korea JoongAng Daily

On November 9, Markus Garlauskas’ analysis of simultaneous conflict scenarios in East Asia was referenced in a Korea JoongAng Daily article by retired Admiral Choi Yoon-hee, former chairman of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The article argues that the United States’ allies must build up their own capacity for defense and avoid relying solely […]

China Defense Policy

In the News

Nov 10, 2023

LeBaron in Semafor: Middle East braces for long, violent war

By Atlantic Council

Crisis Management International Norms