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Predators on the Frontier

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

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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.

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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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WRM Elsewhere

“Brzezinski’s ability to package his depth of insight and breadth of vision into a form that worked in the Washington policy process, and was influential, is really an outstanding accomplishment.”

At Home

A reminder that under the strain of war and political polarization, the United States is slowly becoming an uglier and more dangerous place.

retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.

RIP

We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

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