June 21, 2018
| Heather A. ConleyThis Brief examines how France successfully withstood the disinformation and interference; how this failed attempt can be explained; and, looking to the future, what lessons can be learned from this experience?
China’s buildup of armed forces and installations on disputed islands in the South China Sea highlights twin ambitions of solidifying expansive territorial claims and demonstrating Beijing’s growing military reach out to the second island chain and...
An escalating war has the potential to cause significant economic damage, lead to high numbers of civilian casualties and internally displaced persons, and involve more countries in the region than did the 2006 Lebanon War.
By understanding the system and corresponding accountability approaches, leaders can utilize a menu of potential actions for building more diverse, flexible, scalable, and implementable options to hold accountable users of chemical weapons.
June 14, 2018
| Kathleen H. HicksPresident Trump’s agreement to suspend the upcoming U.S.-ROK combined exercise does not appear to meet the threshold for protecting U.S. lethality, and should not be advanced absent substantial North Korean concessions.
June 13, 2018
| Jon B. AltermanThe United States not only has a unique opportunity to loom large in the region’s future, but doing so would also push others to share in the burdens. Failing to do so is not merely a missed opportunity. It would represent an expensive mistake.