US Military Bases
Cambodia insists work on a newly-dredged port and shipyard at Ream Naval Base is not being carried out to enable a permanent Chinese military presence. Washington is not so sure.
The Colonial Pipeline attack should be a warning for defense leaders: Make sure your bases have resilient energy infrastructure or that vulnerability will be used against you.
Will inter-Korean tensions be dialed up or dialed down in the year ahead?
Evaluating the motives, impacts, and strategic consequences of President Trump’s recent decision to shake up the US military footprint in Europe.
What might seem like an appealing option to US military planners is actually fraught with its own geopolitical perils.
In its competition with the United States, Beijing might be attempting to win without firing a shot.
The Visiting Forces Agreement was the glue that held the US-Philippines security relationship together.
The Northern Sea Route through the Arctic will alter global trade flows and in doing so create new geopolitical chokepoints. Chief among them is the Bering Strait, where US, Russian, and Chinese interests converge.
If Doraleh port goes the way of Hambantota in Sri Lanka and is ceded to China for non-payment of debt, the United States sprawling Camp Lemonnier could be rendered militarily unviable.
US economic and political influence is waning in the Horn of Africa, and that’s bad news for civil society there.