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Arab States Are Giving Palestinians the Cold Shoulder. Here’s Why.

Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker on why Arab states won’t accept Palestinians fleeing war. Israel is poised to launch a ground operation in the city of Rafah on Gaza’s border with Egypt, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees have fled in the four months since Israel began …

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Evaluating Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy: A Missed Opportunity for Democracy

Patrick Quirk and Tess Mcenery The next presidential administration should view democracy promotion as a statecraft tool proven to advance U.S. interests rather than a normative crusade. Summary: The article critiques President Biden’s foreign policy, highlighting failures in deterring Iranian aggression and inadequately supporting Ukraine against Russia, while acknowledging …

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How AUKUS Plans to Outpace China with Defense Tech Investments

Bronte Bruno While legislative reform is imperative, a cultural shift within AUKUS governments must alter risk appetites towards working with the private sector. Summary: The AUKUS partnership among Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States aims to deepen military, industrial, and innovation integration to maintain a technical edge …

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Will the West Fall Like Ancient Rome?

Are the Chinese the new barbarians, intent on triggering the fall of the West? Or is China risking internal failure? The geopolitical dominance and future of the “West” seem threatened. Hard right-wing commentators like Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage draw parallels with the fall of ancient Rome. In …

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Trump reiterates to NATO allies: If you don’t pay up, ‘I’m not going to protect you’

Meredith Mcgraw The former president doubled down during a rally in South Carolina. Former President Barack Obama echoed Biden on X, posting, “President Biden is absolutely right. The last thing we need right now is a world that is more chaotic and less secure; where dictators feel emboldened …

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The Case for Maritime Realism

The U.S. Navy has yet to fully integrate realist principles into developing its strategy, even amid today’s world of strategic competition. Realism is back. From arguments over Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine to the 2024 U.S. presidential election cycle, realist concepts dominate foreign policy discussions. Should Western …

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Joe Biden Must Distance Himself from the Israeli Right

Greg Priddy President Biden’s taboo against imposing consequences for Israeli actions—unlike past presidents—could encourage Netanyahu to disregard both the law of armed conflict and U.S. interests. With a potential Israeli offensive against the Gaza border town of Rafah looming over the fate of 1.3 million Palestinian refugees, President …

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Democrats Might Need a Plan B. Here’s What It Looks Like.

Charlie Mahtesian and Steven Shepard The political and procedural steps for how to pick a new presidential nominee. So far, Democrats have vigorously avoided any discussion of a Plan B for their presidential nominee. But special counsel Robert Hur’s report may have forced their hand. Fairly or not, …

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Why John Bolton Is Certain Trump Really Wants to Blow Up NATO

The hawkish former national security adviser on Trump’s real plans. So you don’t think Trump would stop threatening allies if they just met the NATO goal of spending 2 percent of their GDP on defense? For many of these allies — take Germany in particular — it’s not …

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