mead cohen berger shevtsova garfinkle michta grygiel blankenhorn
The Best Offense
The Best Offense
Russia, China Warn U.S. About Missile Defense

At a security forum in China, a Russian officer talks up military cooperation between the two countries.

The Best Offense
Former CIA Head: OPM Hack was “Honorable Espionage Work”

Michael Hayden says that if China is responsible for the recent, massive Office of Personnel Management hack, it’s just won a round of a game we all play.

The Best Offense
Congress's Strategically Myopic Defense Cuts

Some of the Navy’s most useful logistics ships may soon be decommissioned on account of budget cuts. This isn’t the way for the U.S. to maintain its edge over China and other revisionist powers.

The Best Offense
The F-35 Fighter Jet and Our Outmoded Procurement Policies

The F-35 fighter jet has been plagued with problems, and now may miss its big debut at an English air show. This unimpressive, overly expensive weapons platform is a product of our antiquated defense-procurement policies.

The Best Offense
AFP/Getty Images
When Missile Defense Is About More Than Missiles

U.S. and NATO missile defense plans are about more than just guarding against rogue missile threats from Iran. They will shape the U.S.-Russia relationship and, more importantly, long-term relations between America and Europe.

Via Meadia Icon
Recent Via Meadia
Walter Russell Mead & Staff
separation of powers

The third branch could be a bulwark against Trump’s potential abuses of power.

Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2016 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service