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War in Peace

Cyberspace has brought about an era of persistent confrontation.

Defeating ISIS
Crash Their Comms

Jihadi use of the internet and social media has become increasingly sophisticated and dangerous in the dawning era of cyberwar. We must close down their websites, not write reports on them.

Syria’s Deepening Hell

American passivity has already helped ensure that the fall of Bashar al-Assad will be worse than it might have been. What will Washington do with Syria when it can no longer do nothing?

Ending al-Qaeda

Now that Osama bin Laden is no more, we should push our advantage. We have a most unusual source to show us how.

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The Way Forward

Democrats had better wake up and compete, or they risk another shellacking next year—and in 2020.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Top British officials are announcing a new naval priority: challenging Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea.

American Innovation

It’s innovative projects like this that will rescue America’s healthcare system.

The Importance of Reinvestment

Conventional producers are slashing costs and once again reinvesting in new projects.

String of Pearls

After ensnaring Sri Lanka in a debt trap, China is poised to profit by acquiring a strategic port on the Indian Ocean.

Allies

It is hard to imagine any other NATO member hosting ships from a navy that is busily building islands in South China sea—not to mention carrying out live-fire drills in the Mediterranean.

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