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The Revisionists
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Predators on the Frontier

America’s rivals are probing U.S. defenses across the globe.

The Revisionists
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The Case for Deterrence by Denial

Russia’s and China’s new focus on “limited war” capabilities is challenging America’s traditional methods of deterrence by punishment. To deal with this problem, the United States needs to strengthen its frontline allies’ ability to deter by denial.

The Best Defense
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A Preclusive Strategy to Defend the NATO Frontier

In light of Russia’s recent moves, NATO would do well to rethink its defense-in-depth strategy in favor of a more forward-leaning posture.

The Revisionists
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“Salami Slicing” and Deterrence

The question for NATO leaders is not only how to shore up the deterrence that remains, but how to restore the deterrence that has been lost.

Atlanticism in Retreat

The ambitions of post-Cold War U.S. policy in Central Europe have hit a wall.

The Vulnerability of Peripheries

The United States must disprove the thesis of its decline, now being tested in three global hingepoints.

Perhapsburg

Today’s European Union is yesterday’s Austro-Hungarian Empire on the gameboard of world politics.

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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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