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Can Beijing Make Good Trouble?

Michael Krepon

Lyric of the week: All alone the captain stands Hasn’t heard From his deck hands The gambler tips his hat And walks towards the door It’s the second half Of the cruise And you know he hates to lose –Neil Young, “Cripple Creek Ferry” Quote of the week: “Something further may follow of this Masquerade” …

Lessons Learned from the War in Yemen

The war in Yemen has seen the highest usage of ballistic missiles since the Iraq War, and the highest usage of ballistic missile defense assets in any conflict, offering a preview of any future conflicts with Iran. Aaron and Scott talk about a new CSIS report, The Missile War in Yemen, the utility and difficulties …

Abolition and Addiction

Quotes of the week: “It is clear that the use of such a weapon cannot be justified on any ethical ground which gives a human being a certain individuality and dignity even if he happens to be a resident of an enemy country.” –Enrico Fermi and Isador Rabi, Addendum to the Report of the General …

Nixon and Kissinger

Quote of the week: “We have usurped many of the powers we once ascribed to God. Fearful and unprepared, we have assumed lordship over the life or death of the whole world – of all living things. The danger and the glory and the choice rest finally in man. The test of his perfectibility is …

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