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Why Do South Korea's Supporters Treat It Like A Helpless Dependent?

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.26.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Despite the success of America's post-World War II policy, its advocates act as if it is an abysmal failure. Consider the argument from the ROK's supporters for continuing to treat the Republic of Korea as a helpless dependent.

Don't Buy The Hype About Turkey And NATO

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After news spread Friday of a coup attempt in Turkey, outside observers rushed to speculate about what the events meant for NATO: Were ...

Why I Take Delight In Critcism

Byron Katie | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Byron Katie

I’ve come to see that there is no such thing as criticism, there are only observations. And there is no observation that does not enlighten me, if m...

How I Got There: Petr Pavel

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Petr Pavel is the chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He is the first leader from a former Warsaw Pact nation to serve as the alliance's senior military officer. From July 2012 to May 2015 General Pavel served as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

For High-Growth Firms, Cash Is Still King

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

When people find out that Bluedrop is a "high-growth firm", they are often impressed. I am guessing they feel that the company has "arrived" and that ...

Is Trump Damaging The GOP Brand On National Security?

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics

To this point, Donald Trump has made his political career on outlandish comments. But Democrats inside Congress are beginning to wonder whether they c...

Russian Jets Make Aggressive Maneuver Near U.S. Ship

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.13.2016 | World

WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in t...

Leaders From America, Europe, Israel and New Zealand Stand With Belgium's Citizens - Brussels Attacks

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In the aftermath of the Brussels terror attacks, which killed 35 people and injured 270, leaders from the Unites States of America, Europe, Israel and...

The Netherlands and Germany as European Defense Pioneers

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.20.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

While these are perhaps small steps in the bigger picture, both countries are making an effort in consciously maintaining, expanding or gaining some of their military capabilities. Is this the way forward for Europe?

Despite Its Flaws, I Still Believe in NATO

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Patrick Stephenson

There's a deeper reason I believe in NATO, and it can be summed up in two words: collective defense. It's the simple notion that if you have Allies, you're less likely to go to war for the wrong reasons. And when you go to war together, after a transparent discussion of the alternatives, you'll have greater power.

Time for U.S. To Retire Outdated Alliance with ROK

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

America is not at risk from North Korea or even the other Asian powers Snyder cites. Washington does not need the alliance with Seoul to deter Pyongyang. Like most of America's alliances, the U.S.-ROK treaty is entirely one-sided.

Afghans Searching for a Leader

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

During the last 14 years, we had everything but a leader. To secure the achievements and overcome the massive challenges, it's the right time to review quickly the unprecedented achievements of the last fourteen years as well as the challenges that remain and lie ahead.

U.S. Should Charge to Protect Defense Welfare Clients: Donald Trump Got One Idea Right

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington should stop using the Pentagon as a global welfare agency. The U.S. government at least should charge for its defense services, as Donald Trump has suggested. This is a second best option. But America shouldn't be defending its rich friends for free.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable opi...

Why Chris Van Hollen's Statement Could Be The Tipping Point For The Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.

Nations Hacking Nations Means Your Personal Information Is at Risk

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.25.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

While there is nothing new about espionage or hacking, the size and depth of these attacks make them extremely serious. The ubiquity of technology and poor security have caused both crime and surveillance to skyrocket in frequency and specificity.

Is Terrorism Like a Cult?

Marc Barnett | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Marc Barnett

Only once we concede that the "decapitation" strategy failed, and re-examine a long-term, not short-term, strategy that wrestles with these underlying factors will we find success in the fight against terrorism; but the cost is steep.

A Dear John (McCain) Letter

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

Regarding people, the Pentagon must recognize this crisis in transitioning the forces to a post-Iraq and post-Afghanistan world even though some number will be deployed in harm's way. However the greatest threat is cost growth. That must be attacked now.

Tony Allen's Defense On This Stephen Curry Shot Is Next Level

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Sports

Respect good defense.

Pentagon Says Global Cyber Threat Is Growing

Reuters | Phil Stewart | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

PALO ALTO, California, April 23 (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday disclosed a cyber intrusion this year by Russian hackers who accessed an un...

I Give America 75 Years... 100 at Most

Jim Moore | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Moore

There is a more present death awaiting Americans, and it, too, involves entropy and ultimate hopelessness.

9 Things Basketball Teaches You About Parenting

Randi Evans | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Randi Evans

Soon enough, you'll be playing your last game, retiring your food-stained jersey and hanging up your worn-down, smelly shoes. But before you do all that, remember to stop a minute and give yourself credit.

Want World Peace? Focus on Two Simple Things

Rana Florida | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Rana Florida

The state of the world got more gruesome yesterday with the barbaric killing of Lieutenant Muath al-Kasabeh. In a video released by the terrorist group ISIS, the 26-year-old Jordanian pilot can be seen dressed in an orange jump suit and locked in a cage, where he was burned alive.

Mugged in Front of Gandhi

Eddie Parsons | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eddie Parsons

One evening in late August, it just so happened that I would get mugged on Massachusetts Avenue around 10pm in front of the Gandhi statue. The entire moment seemed ironic because it was not that late and not a particularly dark spot. The newish Gandhi monument was watching over me so what did I have to be afraid of?

The Upcoming Battle Over Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

When Netanyahu makes his third appearance in the House Chamber, the political and strategic gap between Obama and himself will again be thrown into stark relief, with ramifications echoing in both countries' foreign and domestic policies.