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  • Is Escalation in Ukraine Inevitable?

    Six months into the war between Ukraine and Russia, neither side shows any sign of pushing for negotiations for a peaceful settlement. Instead, the United States and Europe are sending further weaponry to Ukraine, and Russia is announcing that it is expanding its territorial ambitions in the region. Moscow has made hints of further escalation,

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  • A Changed and Changing Japan

    The recent assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe shocked Japan and its allies, but also highlighted the degree to which Japan’s position in the region and world has changed since Abe’s first premiership began in 2006. Upper house parliamentary elections in the wake of the assassination have given the ruling party a wide

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  • How Cyber and Tech Will Shape Great Power Competition

    Both cyber and tech are playing an increasingly prominent role in debates about American national security. To what extent will they influence a new era of great power competition with China and Russia? What course should Washington follow in emphasizing the centrality of cyber? On June 29, the Center for the National Interest invited three

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  • Should America Seek to Humiliate Russia in Ukraine?

    As Russia and Ukraine battle for control over the Donbas, a controversy has begun to emerge about Western war aims. Should the West, as Henry Kissinger recently suggested at Davos, seek to reach an accommodation with Russia that preserves it as a central part of the European balance of power? Or should America and its

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  • How Emerging Technologies Impact Great Power Competition

    Even as Congress weighs legislation for oversight over Big Tech, the competition between Russia, China, and America has spilled over into the technological realm, including cyber warfare, artificial intelligence, and 5G. How should Washington policymakers address these new developments? What are the domestic and international implications? On May 20, the Center for the National Interest

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