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National Insecurity
National Insecurity
China Dismantled CIA Network on Obama’s Watch

The breaches of American security during the past eight years were even worse than we knew.

National Insecurity
A European Nuclear Deterrent?

The age of Trump has some European states looking at the possibility of extending their own nuclear umbrella. Could they do it?

National Insecurity
The Navy’s Security Failures Aren’t Getting Enough Scrutiny

The Navy’s inability to secure its own assets doesn’t bode well for its ability to secure those of the American people.

National Insecurity
The NSC and Our Hobbled Strategy in Syria and Iraq

The National Security Council may be hampering our national security, suggest Pentagon insiders.

National Insecurity
The President's "Pathetically Weak" National Security Team

Former defense insiders spill their grievances about the security team’s insularity and incompetence to Politico’s Michael Hirsch.

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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.


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

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

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