Extensive debates have emerged concerning the delicate balance between promoting democracy and addressing security concerns in West Africa and the Sahel. The occurrence of nine coups within a three-year period underscores the inadequacy of current efforts.
by Gregory Bew
The geopolitics of energy have undergone a transformation, call it “the great de-risking,” brought on by progressive geopolitical shocks and shifts in the sources of supply over the last decade.
The United States and Afghanistan Before the Soviet Invasion
with Aaron O’Connell and Robert Rakove
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Aaron O’Connell sat down with Rob Rakove to discuss Rakove’s new book, Days of Opportunity: The United States and Afghanistan Before the Soviet Invasion.
Measuring Success in Yemen
with Thomas Juneau
On Thursday, a Houthi missile struck a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden, while another was intercepted en route to the Israeli port of Eilat.
Rewind and Reconnoiter: Helping India Replace Russia in the Value Arms Market
with Vasabjit Banerjee and Benjamin Tkach
Vasabjit and Benjamin reflect on their 2022 piece "Helping India Replace Russia in the Value Arms Market" and whether their recommendations have been taken up.
by Ariel Levite
The surprise of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attacks can be attributed to abundant noise, deception, wishful thinking, groupthink, and failure of imagination. Nevertheless, careful analysis of the case at hand further highlights several additional factors.
Nick sat down with Joseph and Alex to discuss their recent pieces, "Learning Lessons from the Prussian Past?" and "History Has No Lessons For You: A Warning for Policymakers."
with Stephen Rodriguez
In light of the National Defense Industrial Strategy released in January, we asked Stephen Rodriguez to look back on his 2022 article, “The U.S. Military's Investment Ecosystem is Missing in Action."
by Michael J. Mazarr
The crisis in defense strategy, much like the crisis in medicine or higher education, can be traced at least in significant part to the effects of the Ossification Trap.
Chris, Zack, and Melanie sat down to talk about the new National Defense Industrial Strategy.
by Mick Ryan and Clint Hinote
Uncrewed systems impose asymmetric costs when used offensively, which drives a requirement for cost-effective defense. In isolation, this development is disruptive. What is transformational is the combination of uncrewed systems, digitized command and control, and new-era meshed networks of civilian and military sensors.