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The Plight of Christians in the Middle East

Lebanon Christians vigil book_alt2 icon Report Some of the world's oldest Christian communities are disappearing in the very lands where their faith was born. The status of Christians in the Middle East is an important sign of broader regional trends in religious freedom, pluralism, and tolerance.

by Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, John B. Craig | Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Perspective from the United States on the Impact of International Strategies in the Gulf Security Apparatus

U.S. navy commanderRudy deLeon makes remarks at the two-day Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate on regional security in the Gulf, offering his perspectives on the geopolitical questions that are affecting international players from the United States to China, as well as organizations from NATO to the European Union.

by Rudy deLeon | Thursday, December 18, 2014

Orion’s Launch Heralds America’s Triumphant Return to Human Space Exploration

orion lift offNASA’s Orion spacecraft test flight has cracked open the door to humanity’s first voyage to another world since the last Moon landing in 1972.

by Peter Juul & Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

U.S. Human Spaceflight Beyond 2014

Delta rocketIt’s time for the United States to strengthen its space program and regain control of exploration beyond Earth.

by Peter Juul and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Revisiting the Shangri-La Dialogue: Candid and Heated Conversations are Encouraged

asia security summit article icon Issue Brief The annual Singapore-based Asia-Pacific security summit, traditionally a convivial affair, is becoming more candid and sharp elbowed—and that’s a good thing. This candidness should serve as a template for future regional security conversations.

by Blair Vorsatz and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sarajevo Centennial: Old Orders Collapse and Today’s Turbulence Is a Legacy

SarajevoThe tinderbox of circumstances and realities that required only the tiniest of sparks to plunge the world into thirty years of global chaos a century ago are in many ways still with us today. The first Great War destroyed monarchies, redrew a continent, and reminded the world of the destruction mankind is capable of.

by Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Friday, June 27, 2014

What Reagan can teach us about Ukraine

Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran explain what Reagan can teach us about Ukraine.

by Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Crisis of Crimea and Ukraine

NATO summit article icon Issue Brief President Barack Obama and today’s policymakers can learn much from looking at the approaches of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in times of foreign policy crises and challenge.

by Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Responding to Russia’s Illegal Military Incursion in Ukraine

Russian soldierThe United States has economic and political tools available to respond to Russia’s unprovoked occupation of Crimea.

by Cory Welt and Rudy deLeon | Monday, March 3, 2014

U.S.-China Relations: Toward a New Model of Major Power Relationship

China and U.S. flags book_alt2 icon Report In September 2013, a distinguished group of American and Chinese experts convened for a high-level track II dialogue to discuss a new model for the U.S.-China relationship.

by Rudy deLeon and Yang Jiemian | Thursday, February 20, 2014

Remembering Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri

Rudy deLeon remembers former Rep. Ike Skelton and his contributions to American military policy.

by Rudy deLeon and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

After a Possible Strike in Syria: Planning Ahead for Potential Responses and New Threats to U.S. Security Interests

Syrian chemical weapons victimThe United States and its partners should conduct contingency planning about possible threats, however likely or not, in the wake of strikes.

by Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul | Thursday, August 29, 2013

War of Words: A Post-Mortem

South KoreaThe “war of words” between North Korea and the United States and its allies ended as suddenly as it began. But while U.S.-China cooperation has improved, the unwillingness of North Korea to make serious moves toward denuclearization means tension will inevitably flare up again in the future.

by Rudy deLeon and Luke Herman | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A New Relationship for China and the United States

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping should use their upcoming meeting in California to foster a new kind of bilateral relationship and work toward solutions to pressing global issues.

by Rudy deLeon and Robert Roche | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Responding to the Assad Regime’s Likely Use of Chemical Weapons

Syrian refugeeThe United States should insist on an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to investigate the reports of the Assad regime’s likely chemical-weapons use and further solidify and accelerate NATO planning on issues regarding Syria.

by Peter Juul, Rudy deLeon, and Brian Katulis | Friday, April 26, 2013