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Details of negotiations between US and Iran on nuclear deal

Jonathan Lord, director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, discusses Iran’s work towards developing a nuclear weapon and the possibility of reviving the nuclear deal


New Africa strategy ‘a big departure’ from previous documents, says expert

During a trip to sub-Saharan Africa in early August, Secretary of State Antony Blinken unveiled a new strategy for engaging African states as partners. Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, senior fellow and director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the strategy’s focus on African agency is a “big departure” from […]


NOAA can help US military improve Arctic presence, says strategy professor

In early August, Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced the Arctic Commitment Act, which calls for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard to look into increasing their presence in the region. In a recent op-ed, Ryan Burke, professor of military and strategic studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy, suggested the military get help from the National […]


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 […]

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