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When normal people go on vacation, they try to get as far away from work as possible. When national security nerds go on vacation, we like to take more work with us! In that spirit, we offer you our fourth annual list of the best books, podcasts, and shows to catch up on during your […]

The post Strategic Outpost’s Fourth Annual Summer Vacation Reading List appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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The U.S. government has begun a long-overdue effort to halt China’s systematic theft of intellectual property and exploitation of Western scientific institutions, meant to support and sustain, among other things, Beijing’s drive to build a “world class” military. The most high-profile part of this effort is a joint initiative by the FBI and the National […]

The post America Can’t Beat Beijing’s Tech Theft with Racial Profiling appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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War on the Rocks by Jim Townsend, Rachel Ellehuus - 1d ago

Watching the current trajectory of the U.S.-Turkish relationship is like witnessing two locomotives hurtling towards one another head-on. It’s a terrifying sight. As both capitals struggle to pull the brake, it’s important to understand the backstory about one issue caught up in the impending train wreck: the long-suffering Patriot air and missile defense deal. This […]

The post The Tale of Turkey and the Patriots appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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David P. Fields, Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea, University Press of Kentucky, 2019 South Koreans are generally happy to see the United States and North Korea holding summit talks, rather than exchanging threats of war, as they did in 2017. Still, the alliance between Seoul and Washington has seen […]

The post How Does Syngman Rhee’s Friendship with America Still Matter Today? appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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Americans don’t want to grow old wondering what happened to their country’s place in the world. U.S. global leadership has fostered international institutions, strengthened human rights in international relations, and helped make what President Woodrow Wilson sought more than a century ago: a world “safe for democracy.” But Americans should not take those features of […]

The post In Search of Ideas: The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Wants You appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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In July 1995, President Bill Clinton was upset. The war in Bosnia, which by then had killed hundreds of thousands of people and created over a million refugees, was a humanitarian, diplomatic, and political nightmare for the president and his administration. An aggravated Clinton vented to aides and looked everywhere — and to everyone — […]

The post The Guy Behind the Guy: Samuel Nelson Drew and Peace-Building in the Balkans appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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When was the last time a friend or family member who does not work in national security asked what you’re reading? Did you tell them about the latest theoretical treatise on non-proliferation or ongoing historiographical battles about how World War I really started? If so, how fast did it take for eyes to glaze over […]

The post The 2019 War on the Rocks Summer Fiction Reading List appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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This month, Nigeria enters its 10th year of war against the jihadists called “Boko Haram” (“Western education in sinful”). It was July 2009 when the group, which then had no formal name, lost its leader-cleric, Muhammed Yusuf, and at least 200 followers in a Nigerian government crackdown. After this, Yusuf’s supporters and al-Qaeda in the […]

The post Confronting Jihadist Factions in Nigeria: An Antidote to Defeatism appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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War on the Rocks by Nada Bakos, Loren Dejonge Schulman,.. - 1w ago

Erin, Radha and Loren reunite with author and general badass Nada Bakos to talk about her new book, The Targeter. Foreign relations are pretty lit these days: possible Russian funding of far-right politics in Italy, tiny steps of progress in Afghan govt-Taliban negotiations, and an unexpected political agreement in post-coup Sudan.  The music hasn’t stopped […]

The post Bombshell: Stranger Than Fiction appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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Thirty-one years ago, the Senate approved the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, banning American and Soviet land-based missiles with ranges from 500 to 5,500 kilometers. Passed by a 93-5 vote, the INF Treaty promoted restraint after decades of Cold War competition. Although it survived the Soviet Union’s end, the agreement started showing signs of age […]

The post Countering Missiles with Missiles: U.S. Military Posture After the INF Treaty appeared first on War on the Rocks.

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