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Defense One provides news, analysis, and ideas about the future of national security to defense and industry leaders, innovative decision-makers, and informed citizens. → Read More

Democrats Are Allowing Trump to Frame the Debate on China

If they keep speaking the GOP’s language, it will haunt them for years to come. → Read More

What Kasich Gives Biden

The Republican ex-governor amplifies the Democratic candidate’s remarkably simple message to voters. → Read More

Even a Bolder Biden Will Only Go So Far

The pandemic has expanded his ambitions—just not enough to challenge the Pentagon. → Read More

In Right-Wing Media, the Pivot Didn’t Happen

The president belatedly acknowledged how dire a threat COVID-19 is, but many of his enablers in right-wing media refuse to take his cue. → Read More

Impeachment Hurt Somebody. It Wasn’t Trump.

In the end, the president succeeded in doing precisely what he wanted in the first place: tarring a leading Democratic rival. → Read More

African Immigrants May Be Trump’s Next Target

The president has trained his nativist ire on Muslims and Latinos. Just in time for the 2020 elections, a new group appears to be in his sights. → Read More

Democratic Party Split Over Military Aid To Israel

Democrats are split over placing conditions on U.S. military aid to Israel. → Read More

Trump’s Fantasy World Got Him Into This

Normally, conspiratorial thinking is a weapon for the weak. But Trump’s GOP wallows in paranoia even when it controls the White House. → Read More

What You Need To Know About Tuesday’s Israeli Elections

Israelis just had elections! Why again, so soon? What’s at stake? Who’s going to win? We’ve got you covered (except maybe on that last one). → Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Is BDS’s Best Recruiter

Netanyahu has worked tirelessly to obstruct Palestinian statehood. What’s different now? → Read More

Netanyahu Just Promised To Annex The Jordan Valley. Good.

Critics will say that by calling for annexation, Netanyahu is killing the two-state solution. But he’s been doing that for a decade. → Read More

A Lot More Jews Are Anti-Zionists Than You Think

To be sure, one in five American Jews is still a minority. But it’s a lot more than one in twenty. → Read More

The Left Can No Longer Excuse Its Anti-Semitism

Reps. Tlaib and Omar posted a cartoon by an anti-Semitic artist this week. Democrats need to show that they've had enough with this nonsense. → Read More

Bipartisan Support For Israel Is Dead. That’s A Good Thing.

"Demanding that Israel policy remain bipartisanship means taking the tiny flame of concern for Palestinian rights...and dousing it water." → Read More

Netanyahu Banned Omar And Tlaib Because The Occupation Must Be Hidden To Survive

By denying Reps. Omar and Tlaib entry to Israel, Netanyahu is exposing that he has vulnerabilities to hide. American Jews must uncover them. → Read More

As An Orthodox Jew, I Pray To Return To Jerusalem. As An American, I Feel At Home.

On Tisha B’Av, American Jews must reckon with the role we play in our country under Trump. → Read More

But What About China?

To treat great-power competition as an afterthought is irresponsible, even dangerous. The 2020 presidential candidates did just that. → Read More

Trump Is Making Up Reasons to Stoke Racial Fears

In the past, the president riled up his base by exploiting violent incidents in the news. Now he just manufactures his own controversies. → Read More

By Republican Standards, Almost Nothing Is Racist

When Democrats are accused of anti-Semitism, Republicans understand that coded language can be hurtful. But Trump’s racist comments get a pass. → Read More