Elisabeth Braw, Defense One

Elisabeth Braw

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Elisabeth Braw

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

Freeze—Don’t Seize—Russian Assets

Permanently confiscating Russian assets is tempting—but expropriating them without evidence of a crime would endanger Western companies. → Read More

Companies Are Paying the Price of Geopolitical Division

The global division into competing blocs comes at a high price for multinationals. → Read More

Foreign Seafarers Are Stranded in Ukraine for Christmas

Sailors have been trapped on commercial ships by the war for nearly a year. → Read More

Russia Interferes With Shipping Location Systems to Dodge Sanctions

Russia is messing with the location system that tracks global shipping. → Read More

Iranian Arms Deliveries Signal Bad News for Russia

The implication is that Moscow is running short on supplies in its war against Ukraine. → Read More

Rare-Earth NIMBY Activists Help China Dominate the Industry

Western countries’ reluctance to allow rare-earth mining at home is cementing dependence on China. → Read More

Greek Companies and Ghost Ships Help Russia Evade Sanctions and Export Oil

Vessels from Greece and phantom fleets of unregistered ships have allowed Moscow to evade sanctions and export its oil—but it’s about to get more difficult. → Read More

Nord Stream Leaks Underline Gray-Zone Risks

Damaging a neighbor’s environment can be easy, cheap, and deniable. → Read More

Putin’s War, and His Rule, Are In Trouble

Russia’s mobilization is an epic disaster. Can it become a movement against the regime? → Read More

The Left’s Negative Campaigning Helped the Right Win in Sweden

A U.S.-style smear campaign suggesting that all conservatives condone fascism doomed the Social Democrats. → Read More

The Last String of Russian Greatness Is About to Snap

A great classical music tradition might die because of the Ukraine invasion. → Read More

A World of Fire and Floods Demands New Architecture

New designs can help mitigate climate change. → Read More

Why Can’t Sweden Sell Its Fighter Jets?

When it comes to flaunting its defense industry, Stockholm is shy—and it’s hurting Swedish companies and handing lucrative contracts to competitors. → Read More

Italy Is Leading the World in Seizing Oligarchs’ Assets

The Guardia di Finanza acted quickly to confiscate Russian-owned property on Italian territory. Other nations should learn from the force. → Read More

Shipping Is Staying Cool About Taiwan

The maritime insurance industry sees little elevated risk from China’s exercises. → Read More

Germany’s Economy Is Carried on the Rhine’s Shrinking Back

Rivers are critical to transportation—and drying up as the climate shifts. → Read More

Russia Is Taking Advantage of the Invasion-Stirred Migration Crisis

As food problems worsen, new refugees head for Europe. → Read More

The Danube Won’t Solve Ukraine’s Grain Problems

Europe’s second-longest river isn’t deep enough to carry ocean-going grain vessels. → Read More

What Turkey Got for Letting Sweden, Finland Join NATO

And the prospective alliance members got a lesson in the politics of collective defense. → Read More