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How serious are Russia’s threats to leave the International Space Station?

The International Space Station has long been an example of international cooperation, but over the last year, Russia’s multiple threats to abandon the project have raised questions about what would happen if it did. Kaitlyn Johnson, deputy director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said Russia’s latest threat […]


China ‘trying to change the status quo’ with missile drills, says expert

Just days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China started conducting live-fire missile drills around the contested territory. Yun Sun, director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, said the Chinese are “trying to change the status quo” and use Pelosi’s trip as justification for future aggressive military activities in the Taiwan […]


Will the president’s Saudi Arabia trip help reduce gas prices?

The White House announced President Biden will be traveling to Saudi Arabia in a few weeks. With gas prices near record levels, the president is looking for the Saudis to pump more oil. Saudi Arabia can produce oil at a high capacity but also uses a lot, and there are varying opinions about whether the […]


US-Russia relations in space remain strong despite ongoing war: West Point professor

The United States and Russia created the International Space Station (ISS) and have worked together for decades to keep it in orbit. However, since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine, that collaboration has become increasingly tense. Despite this, cooperation on the space station has endured, according to Zhanna Malekos Smith, senior associate at the […]


Impossible to tell if US could defend Taiwan from China, says research director

President Biden has said that if China attacks Taiwan, the United States would defend Taiwan militarily, but given China’s intense armed forces modernization, would that be possible? Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said he does not think it is possible to predict whether the United States would win against China when defending […]


North Korea seeks to escalate tensions through missile tests: Policy analyst

North Korea recently test fired eight short-range ballistic missiles from several locations toward the sea. U.S. and South Korean officials say these tests might culminate in a nuclear test explosion. Soo Kim, policy analyst at RAND Corporation and former analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, said North Korea’s goal is to escalate tensions with South […]


Biden’s Asia trip ‘a raging success,’ says correspondent

President Biden recently took a trip to Asia with the goal of rallying Asian allies against China’s rising influence. Phelim Kine, D.C.-based China correspondent for Politico, said the trip was “a raging success” in that the United States received strong expressions of unity from the governments of South Korea, Japan, India and Australia. Kine said […]


A unified NATO army is needed to deter Putin’s aggression, says professor

During the Cold War, Western Europe relied on American military power to deter Soviet aggression. Today, NATO needs to reorganize and establish itself as a credible force for the defense of Western democracy, according to Bruce Ackerman, professor of law and political science at Yale University. Ackerman said Europe should raise a unified army as […]

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