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Japan makes historic changes to defense strategy

Late last month, Japan’s government approved a new defense strategy, which includes historic policy changes and a boost in military spending. The updated strategy comes in part due to the rising threat Japan feels from China, Tatsumi explained. Japan is doubling down on its ballistic missile defense capabilities and will be looking to acquire strike […]


State Department’s plan to decrease illegal weapons diversion in Ukraine

Elias Yousif, research analyst for the Conventional Defense Program at the Stimson Center, discusses the State Department’s new plan to prevent illegal weapons diversion


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 […]


Russian invasion of Ukraine ‘shocked’ many in China, says foreign policy expert

China and Russia issued a joint statement of mutual support on Feb. 4, but how deep is that relationship, and what can we expect from China as a result of Russia’s war on Ukraine? Yun Sun, senior fellow and co-director of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center, said Putin’s decision shocked many in […]


Countering Chinese influence in Afghanistan would require difficult decisions, foreign policy expert says

China has pledged $31 million of aid to Afghanistan, and its embassy in Kabul has remained open. What does growing Chinese influence with the Taliban mean for United States security? Yun Sun, senior fellow and co-director of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center, said the Defense Department could mitigate China’s influence but that […]


New research on the use of armed forces without resorting to war

Barry Blechman, Co-Founder and Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center, discusses new research about the effects of the location of troops and changes in deployments


Applying AI to national security

Melanie Sisson, senior fellow and director of the Stimson Center Defense Strategy & Planning Program, discusses AI efforts in the Pentagon, and how it’s not just about warfighting.  


Review of confirmation hearings for two top military leadership roles

Lt. Gen. Tom Spoehr (Ret.- USA), director of the Center for National Defense at The Heritage Foundation, and Melanie Sisson, senior fellow & director of the Stimson Center Defense Strategy & Planning Program, discuss the hearings for new Army and Air Force secretaries, and interesting developments that resulted from congressional questioning.

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