Bahrain's Human Rights Record

by Brian Dooley

This week Bahrain’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU)—one of the showcase pieces of reform the regime presents as evidence of progress on human rights—announced that it had received 17...

Russia and NATO Behavior Today Resembles Path to War in the 1930s

by David Fuhrmann

It has been said history does not repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes. Today in Europe there are rhymes that resonate with the rise of a revisionist Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Although a...

Can South Korea “Overcome” Geography?

by Dr. Chung-Min Lee

Throughout its history, accommodating and at times contesting the push and pull of its much more powerful neighbors have defined Korea’s weltanschauung and attendant policies. This is hardly...

Let's Talk About National Service

by Morgan Ortagus

It is not sexy to talk about bipartisan agreement these days, but we want to share a secret.  We have found an issue both parties can agree on: national service.  Let’s have a real conversation...

New Approach Needed to Alter Iran’s Missile Program

by Steven Ward

Constraining Iran’s missile program is a worthwhile objective, but the muddled U.S. approach of sanctions and name-calling appears less likely to contain than to promote it. In the face of recent...

Western Efforts to Engage China on Global Security

by Christina Lin

With Germany’s chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016, OSCE is back in business after a 15-year slumber. The Ukraine crisis highlighted OSCE’s...

The Taliban's Persistent Threat

by Ambassador James Dobbins

Last week the Taliban announced the opening of its annual spring offensive. The year ahead is going to be a difficult one for the Afghan government and the small cadre of American and NATO troops...

Cyber Threats: Only Getting Worse

by Michael Morell

It seems like the cyber domain has recently been awash in controversy. From major hacks that compromise the information of millions of people, to bitter legal disputes between tech giants and law...

Women and Jihad

by Katharine Gorka

When Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook killed 14 people at a holiday office party in San Bernardino, California, the detail that stood out the most is that the perpetrators were a man and a woman, and...

Obama's Final Nuclear Security Summit

by Dr. Page Stoutland

At the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit, taking place Thursday and Friday in Washington, DC, President Obama will have his last chance to work toward his promised goal – set 7 years ago...