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War by Other Means
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The president’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget increases funding for the Department of Defense by cutting support for efforts to increase international stability and promote effective governance at the Pentagon.
While official ties remain stable, President Trump is damaging long-term U.S. interests in Southeast Asia’s major Muslim-majority nations.
Europe needs to act fast to prepare itself for the possibility of a Russian-instigated crisis in the wake of President Trump's failure to commit America to the NATO alliance.
The upcoming NATO summit tests U.S. credibility.
China’s new coal-fired power plants are cleaner than ours—and stronger on climate change.
This research note outlines the availability of and differences among U.S. and Chinese coal-fired power data and the methodologies used to compare data from both countries.
At upcoming Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, Secretary Rex Tillerson has an opportunity to protect U.S. national security and economic interests.
The United States should maintain and clarify its policy against development of new nuclear weapons, which presidents of both parties have honored since the end of the Cold War.
The United States can help strengthen Mexico’s rule of law and reduce gun trafficking across its southern border; doing so would increase Mexico’s economic competitiveness and benefit U.S. interests.
President Trump’s impulsive decision-making and reliance on the military as his primary foreign policy tool jeopardizes America’s national security.
Watch a 100-second run-down of Trump's chaotic first 100 days.
President Trump has so far continued President Barack Obama’s fast pace of high-level engagement in Asia, but Trump’s policies are quickly undermining U.S. interests in regional peace and prosperity.
While President Trump has so far largely held off on his most reckless policy ideas, his first 100 days show both surprising continuity and troubling shifts that could undercut U.S. interests.
Trump’s actions during his first 100 days in office have time and again benefitted corporations and the wealthy at the expense of ordinary Americans.