• Book: War With Iran: Political, Military, and Economic Consequences

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the publication of War With Iran: Political, Military and Economic Consequences by Geoffrey Kemp, Director for Regional Security Programs, and John Allen Gay, Assistant Editor for The National Interest magazine. The book provides a history of Iran’s relationship with the West and expert assessments of

  • Report: Maritime Security East of Suez

    At the height of America’s postwar power, in the 1960s and 1970s, the U.S. Seventh Fleet was able to sustain an unchallenged presence “East of Suez” to embrace the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean, the Indonesian Straits, and the South and East China Seas as well as the Western Pacific. Today the U.S. remains the

  • Report: Extended Deterrence and Security in East Asia

    In view of their centrality to the Cold War U.S.-Soviet relationship, deterrence and extended deterrence are inevitably loaded terms, weighted down by history. With this in mind, applying the logic of extended deterrence in modern-day East Asia requires special care to avoid some of its assumptions; it should be clear, for example, that China is