Our Work

We believe that the primary task for our generation is to build a new American strategy attuned to the pressing realities of our time. This framework must be comprehensive of the major regions and dimensions of U.S. power and interests. It must also be willing to challenge established wisdom and inertia in U.S. national security policy and related fields.

April 16, 2021

Taiwan contingency directly connected to Japan’s sovereignty—former Pentagon official

Jiji Press | Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Elbridge Colby, who was in charge of formulating the US National Defense Strategy in 2018, said in an interview that the Taiwan contingency was a problem directly linked to Japan's sovereignty. The answers to each question are as follows....

April 8, 2021

Biden Backs Taiwan, but Some Call for a Clearer Warning to China

The New York Times | If anything can tip the global power struggle between China and the United States into an actual military conflict, many experts and administration officials say, ...

April 5, 2021

The West Needs to Redevelop the Tools and Mindset of Strategic Competition

Small Wars Journal | Interview with Dr. A. Wess Mitchell, co-chair of the NATO 2030 Reflection Process....

March 31, 2021

Biden Team’s Embrace of Europe Falls Short on Content

Foreign Policy | U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s inaugural trip to Europe last week is being hailed as a soothing restoration of the trans-Atlantic alliance....

March 25, 2021

Let’s Avoid the ‘Crusades’ and Focus on China

Le Figaro | This former Pentagon strategist under Trump warns against overly aggressive rhetoric on "democratic values" that is not backed up by adequate military and economic means...

March 24, 2021

The Taiwan Flashpoint in US-China Relations

Renaissance Macro Research | RenMac’s Head of Policy Steve Pavlick will host a discussion on how Taiwan could become the flashpoint in U.S.-China relations...

March 23, 2021

NATO: India’s Next Geopolitical Destination

Hindustan Times | When the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders meet later this year, they will debate the recommendations from a group of experts (which I co-chaired) that advocates, among other things...

March 22, 2021

The State of (Deterrence By) Denial

War on the Rocks | America should act now to strengthen its Western Pacific forward posture. Neglecting it further raises the risk of war — and defeat....

March 21, 2021

Biden’s Global, Muscular Liberalism is an Indefensible Foreign Policy in 2021

The Washington Post | The central theme of President Biden’s foreign policy is a global, muscular liberalism. Ensuring that democracy “will and must prevail,” Biden told the Munich Security Conference, is “our galvanizing mission....

March 18, 2021

Japan Must Urgently Increase Defense Spending

Nikkei Asia | Japan needs to spend a lot more on defense. Though relations between Tokyo and Washington are very solid, the simple fact is that America cannot and, if pressed, very likely will not balance China effectively alone. ...