“The assertion that more military units are needed in Europe implies that America’s nuclear deterrence is insufficient to do the job on its own. There are only two reasons why … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: Why Does America Need More Troops in Europe When It Deters Russia From Afar?
“America should not legitimize Russia’s aggression in Ukraine or its biochemical attack on the United Kingdom. Sanctions may not change Moscow’s behavior. After all, research by the Peterson Institute International … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: What Is the Purpose of U.S. Sanctions on Russia?
“Moon declared that, ‘The North has agreed to permanently shut down an engine test site and missile launch pad in Dongchang-ri, in the presence of experts from the countries concerned.’ … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: Progress in North Korea – but We’ve Seen This Before
“[A] Space Force “done right” will have to address two other potential risks—avoiding exploding costs and mission creep. Vice President Pence recently suggested that one space oriented project could be … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: The Twin Dangers That Threaten a U.S. Space Force
“[Kim] has visited South Korea twice, China three times, and may visit Russia in September. Not surprisingly, Kim is using his diplomatic visits to convince world leaders that he genuinely … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: America Needs Better Cooperation with South Korea
“Added to the disaster of North Korea’s command economy is an ongoing heat wave that has devastated crops, persistent electricity shortages , and sanctions that are—more often than not—enforced by … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: Can Kim Jong Un’s Diplomatic Offensive Visits Break Sanctions?
“Ultimately, America still needs a clear-headed policy towards Russia that properly assesses the threat from Moscow and the risks of various responses. Washington’s policy must be based on American interests … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: America’s Interests – Not Hysteria – Should Be the Basis of U.S. Strategy Toward Russia
“North Korea is a difficult, hostile, and backward power that cannot continue forever in its current form. One day, the continued crisis will end —hopefully peacefully—so that there will be … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: North Korea Still Requires Deterrence and Diplomacy
“It’s easy to understand why some wish to bring Ukraine under the alliance’s security umbrella. After all, NATO has deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for nearly 70 years, and good … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: Admitting Ukraine Into NATO Would Be a Fool’s Errand
“Ideally, the summit will end with Kim agreeing to get rid of all his nuclear weapons. More realistically, the summit will begin discussions that will find a way to limit … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: Trump-Kim Summit Unlikely to Bring Full North Korea Denuclearization — but War Can Be Avoided
“Twice every year, Adjunct Professor David J. Smith, who teaches at S-CAR, runs a graduate-level simulation of what it is like to be a first responder in a complex humanitarian … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: Students get Taste of Humanitarian Aid Work in 70-hour Roleplaying Simulation
John discusses the potential meeting of Kim and Trump, including the promises and perils of diplomacy on Fox 5 DC’s on 6:30 PM EST Friday, March 9, 2018. Transcript:
“South Korea should talk to Kim, and so should America, mainly to lower the odds of accidental war. However, talks require realizing that nuclear weapons will not be up for … Continue reading Latest Op-Ed: Kim Jong-un’s Charm Offensive Won’t Last