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Flyer for So what's the strategy? with Matthew Kroenig

Our new ACTV original series, ‘So what’s the strategy?’ with Matthew Kroenig, dives into whether the United States and its allies have an effective strategy to address today’s global challenges. Tune in to watch US and UK officials evaluate the strategy for China.




New Atlanticist

Apr 23, 2024

The war in Ukraine could reach a decision point by the NATO summit. Policymakers need to prepare now.

By Andrew A. Michta

Russia has launched its third major mobilization wave, which could result in battlefield gains right as NATO meets in Washington on July 9-11.

Conflict Defense Policy

In the News

Apr 22, 2024

Global China Hub/IPSI Nonresident Fellow Parker Novak featured in VOA

By Parker Novak

On April 16th, Global China Hub/IPSI Nonresident Fellow Parker Novak was interviewed by VOA about the upcoming election in the Solomon Islands, focusing on how the election will shape the country’s relationship with China and its future approach.

China Indo-Pacific

New Atlanticist

Apr 19, 2024

Great power competition is back. What does that mean for US special operations forces?

By Alyxandra Marine

With their wide array of capabilities, US special operations forces can play a central role in strategic competition.

China Conflict

In the News

Apr 19, 2024

Hammes referenced in a Georgetown Security Studies Review article about autonomous military systems

On April 18, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas X. Hammes was referenced in a Georgetown Security Studies Review piece titled “From Sling and Stone to Autonomous Drone? Key Questions for Determining Whether Autonomy Favors Davids or Goliaths,” about autonomous military systems (AMS) favoring conventionally “weaker” or poorer actors.

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Memo to...

Apr 18, 2024

Memo to the president: The United States needs a new strategic approach fit for a new geopolitical era

By General (ret.) Wesley K. Clark

The urgent task before American leaders is to renew the foundations of US power, ensuring that the country’s power of example is matched by the example of its power.

National Security Security & Defense

New Atlanticist

Apr 17, 2024

Pax Americana vs. autonomy: How the US and EU defense industrial strategies diverge

By Kathryn Levantovscaia

This is the first year in which both the United States and the European Union have formally introduced defense industrial strategies.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

In the News

Apr 15, 2024

Vinograd on CBS News explaining the current Israel-Iran tensions after Iranian missile strikes

On April 15, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Samantha Vinograd appeared on CBS News to discuss Israel-Iran tensions after Israeli air defense, supported by the US and allies, intercepted over more than 300 Iranian drones and missiles.

Conflict Defense Policy

Blog Post

Apr 12, 2024

State of the Order: Continuing challenges to the world order raise the urgency for Gaza ceasefire and Ukraine aid

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Africa Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Apr 12, 2024

As Sogavare seeks reelection in the Solomon Islands, China’s influence is on the ballot

By Parker Novak

The April 17 elections in the Solomon Islands will determine whether the country doubles down on its ties with China or changes course.

Economy & Business Elections

In the News

Apr 12, 2024

Polymeropoulos on MSNBC about the Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Syria

On April 12, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Marc Polymeropoulous spoke on MSNBC in response to the White House’s “ironclad” support for Israel after the strike on the Iranian consulate in Syria.

Conflict Defense Policy