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Water Wars

Water Wars: Marcos Vows Philippines ‘Will Not Lose One Inch of Its Territory’ in the South China Sea

Taiwan test-fires a missile believed capable of striking mainland China; the Chinese Coast Guard lased a Philippine vessel near disputed shoal; the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group operate in the South China Sea; and more.

National Security Strategy

A Tale of Two Strategies: Comparing the Biden and Trump National Security Strategies

Reading the National Security Strategy on its own provides insights into an administration’s values and priorities, but comparing it to a previous strategy yields even more. How does Biden’s strategy compare to that of Trump’s?

Water Wars

Water Wars: U.S. Unveils First Pacific Islands Partnership Strategy

Xi secures third presidential term following 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party; Chinese military rehearses large-scale amphibious landings and headhunts Western pilots; U.S. releases China-focused National Security Strategy and strengthens Indo-Pacific cooperation; and more.


The Lawfare Podcast: Amy Zegart and Stephen Krasner on ‘Pragmatic Engagement Amidst Global Uncertainty’

This week on the podcast, Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes interviews Amy Zegart and Stephen Krasner, both of the Hoover Institution, about their recently released national security strategy called Pragmatic Engagement Amidst Global Uncertainty: Three Major Challenges. The document, which was produced by the Hoover Institution’s Working Group

Foreign Policy Essay

Why Strategic Planning Matters to National Security

Editor's Note: Most national security bureaucracies regularly go through time-consuming reviews and strategic planning exercises. Are these efforts valuable? Jordan Tama of American University argues that they are – at least some of the time and under select conditions. Reviews can change policy when an external crisis or failure challenges existing policy and when the president or other senior leaders are directly involved. In addition, they can help bureaucracies achieve buy-in and otherwise sort themselves out.


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