A New European Strategy for Defense

Very important article in the FT today by Philip Stephens on the need for a new vision in European defense strategy.  I really appreciate the fact that rather than looking for some innovative new policy, Stephens argues for a renewal of deterrence.  It is important to stress the difference between deterrence and aggression and I […]

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The Hawk of Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet have reversed a 60-year-old interpretation of the Japanese constitution that gives Japan the ability to intervene in military conflicts. This hawkish decision has the potential to send shockwaves through the tense security climate of East Asia. Since Shinzo Abe assumed the Japanese Prime Ministership for the second […]

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