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  • Are China and Russia Outpacing the United States in Military Technology?

    The United States is increasingly facing a technology-driven arms race with China and Russia, in which Beijing and Moscow are each developing new technologies—and tactics—to compete with a still-dominant U.S. military force. This raises a variety of important questions. To what extent are China and Russia succeeding in developing new military technologies? Have China’s or

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  • America’s Post-Election Landscape: Dawn or Dysfunction?

    What lies ahead for the United States as it emerges from one of the most momentous elections in its history?  Has the discord surrounding the country’s parallel trends toward anti-elite populism and identity politics peaked?  What might a new administration do to help heal a polity divided by such seemingly incompatible visions for the country’s

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  • Time to Accept North Korea As a Nuclear Weapons State?

    No matter who wins the U.S. Presidential election come November 3, North Korea will be a top national security priority thanks to its growing nuclear weapons capabilities and long-range missiles. For decades, the majority of North Korea experts, policymakers and politicians on both sides of the political spectrum have maintained that denuclearization is the best

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  • Watching the Watchers: The State of America’s Community of Russia Experts

    America’s success in dealing with Moscow depends to a great degree on our ability to understand Russia in all its complexities.  Yet the striking number of times that Washington has been surprised by Russian behavior over the past few decades suggests that American experts are struggling in this endeavor.  What is the state of our

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  • A New Technological Cold War?

    Technology has emerged as a central front in competition among the United States and its two principal geopolitical rivals, China and Russia. From 5G communications to artificial intelligence, quantum computing, autonomous weapons, and clean energy, new and emerging technologies can provide considerable strategic and economic opportunities while reshaping societies and relations among states. In an effort to

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