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Fall 2021 Print Release

In this edition, we offered a unique constellation of perspectives on what strategies the Biden Administration should adopt to effectively navigate today’s foreign and domestic challenges. Taken together, each perspective has added a different element to complete a larger, more holistic image for America’s path forward. Hence, the title of this edition was decided: America’s Quest for a Strategy. 

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Nuclear Weapons Are, and Have Been, the Greatest Emerging Threat to Peace and Security

The problem of “proliferation fatalism” and “deterrence optimism” is seen through withering arms control agreements, the conclusion of bilateral efforts to uphold nonproliferation diplomacy, and deep fissures between Democrats and Republicans on achieving the goal of nuclear nonproliferation.

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Grand Strategy in the Age of Hubris

Why America Needs a New Approach to Grand Strategy

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Biden’s Maintenance of Trump’s Metal Tariffs is a Self-Defeating Retreat

Custom duties as aggressive as these have been tested numerous times throughout history. To date, there has not been a single country that has enjoyed sustainable economic growth as a result of increasing tariffs一and the 2018 tariffs are shaping out to be another example of a failed protectionist policy.

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Reassessing Why States Build or Forgo Nuclear Weapons

Combining Leading Nuclear and International Relations Theories under a Three-Pronged Model Explaining Nuclear Proliferation

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America should Strengthen Japan’s Warfighting Abilities in Preparation for a Chinese Contingency over Taiwan

The surge in saber-rattling suggests that Beijing will continue provoking Taipei using a gray zone strategy. While subversions of political systems and covert paramilitary operations have historic roots, China is using a new collection of tactics, notably in the cyber sector, that are challenging US and allied interests in novel ways.

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Shelving the Cold War’s Prized Possession?

Despite being called the “number-one threat” and the “single greatest problem [of] the world,” according to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively, on-air time for discussing nuclear weapons culminated in a whopping twelve minutes.

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The Pentagon is Concerned With China’s Nuclear Ambitions, I asked SoS Pompeo and Dr. Richard Haass Their Thoughts

Though America’s nuclear arsenal and second strike capabilities are arguably the most powerful in the world, recent actions by China have left Washington worried. The Pentagon’s report on China’s growing military power, which now surpasses the United States in the fields of ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles, is a somber reminder that the world has entered into a second nuclear age.

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Briefing: America’s Defense Posture in Europe is Signaling Greater Changes to Come in Europe’s Security

America is considering a defense pivot in Europe, which President Donald Trump claims to be in accordance to Russian threats and Germany’s failures to meet their NATO financial obligations. In January, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said America will begin this shift by withdrawing about twelve thousand of the thirty-six thousand American troops from Germany.

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From the “New Frontier” to the “New Arena” for an Arms Race: What the US, China, and Russia are doing to Prompt the Weaponization of Space

Outer space has been called the “new frontier” since the 1960s, but today is being named the “new arena” for an arms race. With the United States, Russia, and China coming to a head in space weaponry and lacking cooperation on arms control treaties, the destruction of the “new frontier” amidst an arms race is increasingly likely