Publications

  • The North Korea threat will only get worse. Here’s what Trump must do now.

    Harry Kazianis, Director of Defense Studies | “The North Korea threat will only get worse. Here’s what Trump must do now.” The First Korean War—largely forgotten by the American public and the planet—tragically took the lives of 2.5 million people. A potential Second Korean War, with both sides armed with nuclear weapons, could turn cities like Seoul,

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  • Report: Extended Deterrence in a Changing Asia

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the release of Extended Deterrence in a Changing Asia: A U.S.-Japan-South Korea Dialogue, by Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director at the Center for the National Interest. A digital version of the full report may be found here.

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  • Why the sudden collapse of North Korea would be hell on Earth

    Harry Kazianis, Director of Defense Studies | “Why the sudden collapse of North Korea would be hell on Earth” There is no nation on the planet more dangerous than North Korea — and that’s putting it charitably. The leader of the so-called “hermit kingdom,” Kim Jong Un, is the master of his own personal hell six

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  • NEW REPORT: A New Direction in U.S.-Russia Relations?

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the release of A New Direction in U.S.-Russia Relations? America’s Challenges & Opportunities in Dealing with Russia, with contributions from Thomas Graham (Kissinger Associates, Inc.), Nikolas K. Gvosdev (U.S. Naval War College), Michael Kofman (CNA Corporation), and Matthew Rojansky (Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center). Paul J.

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  • Trump’s NATO shake-up

    Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director | The Trump administration’s approach to NATO is sensible and long overdue. Moreover, rather than being a threat to the alliance, as some of Mr. Trump’s ideological opponents seek to portray his approach, it is an enormous opportunity. An expected NATO summit in late May could begin this critical conversation. Rethinking

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