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Batteries as a Military Enabler

Batteries, often overlooked, could quietly tilt the balance of military power. Yes, it’s true. Batteries have military implications, creating difficult tradeoffs for policymakers balancing strategic, economic, and decarbonization priorities. While mainland China’s lithium-ion storage batteries are useful for meeting economic and decarbonization goals...

Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:03
In Brief: Will Europe Continue to Support Ukraine?

In European Parliamentary elections earlier this month, far-right parties in France and Germany made significant gains, even pushing French President Emmanuel Macron to call for a snap legislative election. Will these gains by right-wing populists affect Europe’s support for Ukraine? We asked five experts to tell us. Read more below.   Frank Sauer Head...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 20:36
Quality Has a Quality All Its Own: The Virtual Attrition Value of Superior-Performance Weapons

Can the United States stop a Chinese invasion of Taiwan by turning the island’s approaches into an “unmanned hellscape”? Can the “attritable” unmanned capabilities being acquired through the Pentagon’s Replicator initiative close an emerging gap in combat power with the People’s Liberation Army? Can the U.S. Air Force compensate for its shrinking force...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:06
The South China Sea Dog that Hasn’t Barked … Yet

Vietnam has been busy. In recent months, it has exponentially expanded the size of several features it controls in the Spratly Islands, including Barque Canada Reef, Namyit Island, Pearson Reef, and Discovery Great Reef. China appears to have allowed these expansion efforts to occur largely unmolested. And yet, elsewhere in the Spratlys at Second Thomas...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 10:08
Iran’s Election Circus Has Just Begun

Iran’s “election circus” — as it is known in Farsi — is in full swing with a total of six candidates being approved by the supreme leader-controlled vetting body, the Guardian Council. These six have not held back in backstabbing each other, and the knives will be on full display in the coming weeks. Indeed, this circus is being tacitly encouraged by...

Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:51
The Adversarial

Welcome to The Adversarial. Every other week, we’ll provide you with expert analysis on America’s greatest challengers: China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and jihadists. Read more below. *** Iran Following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash last month, Iran is gearing up to elect a new president on June 28. Although Iranian policy...

Fri Jun 14, 2024 20:34

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