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High-level Ukraine visits show Russia the US is not moving on, says former State Department official

Russia’s war on Ukraine is the first full-fledged war of aggression in Europe since 1945. Several high-level U.S. government officials have recently visited Ukraine, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America and former director of policy planning […]


Inaccurate Embassy records complicate Afghanistan evacuation

President Biden says he will not extend the deadline to evacuate from Afghanistan. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby asked military leaders to be ready for contingency options if adjusting the timetable becomes necessary. There is no requirement for American citizens to register with the U.S. Embassy when they arrive in Afghanistan or inform the Embassy […]


Incoming Pentagon officials advised to “focus on three things” before starting

Three Biden administration nominees are closer to taking their seats in the Pentagon after a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday: Susanna Blume for director of cost assessment and program evaluation (CAPE), Heidi Shyu for under secretary of defense for research and engineering and Frank Kendall for Air Force secretary. Bill Greenwalt, former Deputy Under […]


More balanced perspective necessary for success in Arctic, says former Pentagon official

New satellite images show the Russian military is refitting old Soviet bases in the Arctic and building new ones. One reason for the activity is ice melt from climate change. Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor at New America, said the United States’ Arctic strategy should take into consideration climate change’s long-term impact on the world as […]


Biden administration prioritizes return for middle class in national security approach

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says the new stimulus bill is the cornerstone for the administration’s National Security Strategy. That strategy is starting to take shape already with the release of the administration’s National Security Strategic Guidance recently. Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor at New America, said what’s new about this administration’s strategy is that they […]


Addressing the national security implications of climate change

Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor at New America, discusses climate change as a national security issue and its impact on the military


Reducing reliance on China for rare earth minerals

Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor at New America, discusses the United States’ dependency on China for rare earth minerals and the need to increase production of these materials elsewhere


Resource competition between the United States and China

Sharon Burke, senior advisor at New America, discusses New America’s natural security index, and the competition the United States faces with China.

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