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.

May 20, 2021

Intelligence Squared Debates: Taiwan is Indefensible

Intelligence Squared | Some argue that the scale of China’s military presence has already surpassed anything the U.S. or Taiwan militaries could stop.

May 12, 2021

Virtual Event | US and Japan National Security and Defense Strategies

Hudson Institute | Following the recent summit between President Biden and Prime Minister Suga, it’s clear that the U.S.-Japan alliance is strong, but there are many challenges that the two powers must confront together.

May 9, 2021

Asia is US Priority: Europe Has to be Ready to Defend Itself Alone

Klub Jagielloński | What the US wants is a sustainable, favorable balance of power, particularly in Asia, because that’s where half of global GDP and the future is.

May 3, 2021

The future of NATO is a central issue for our freedom

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung | What challenges will NATO face in the future? How does it have to change?  A group of experts convened by the NATO Secretary General dealt with these and many other questions last year and published a report on them....

May 2, 2021

Blinken’s European Trip Aims to Bolster Ukraine, Pressure China

Bloomberg | Biden’s team can no longer “treat success as not being Trump,” said Wess Mitchell, who served as assistant secretary of state for Europe in the Trump administration...

April 25, 2021

Interests, Not Values, Should Guide America’s China Strategy

The National Interest |It is now widely accepted that the United States is in a great power competition with China, and that allies and partners are pivotal in this struggle....

April 20, 2021

China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties into a Military Challenge for Biden

Foreign Policy | “You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two-front military,” said Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense during the Trump administration.

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....