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Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) sits down with former Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) to discuss the security challenge China’s military modernization and expansion pose to the United States and its allies.

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discusses the future of the Navy and Marine Corps with AEI’s Mackenzie Eaglen.

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There is simply no excuse for the United States releasing $11.9 billion in frozen assets to the Islamic Republic, not only prior to an Iranian nuclear deal, but also while Iran continues to hold four American hostages.

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Not only did the EU summit in Riga avoid any discussion of Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, it also exposed the lack of a shared vision for engaging with the Eastern Partnership.

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Iran will keep backing down…as long as we keep stepping up.

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It’s time Congress has a real conversation about Iraq strategy, how best to help Kurdistan, and how to defeat the Islamic State. It should not allow itself to be duped by a family with a flag.

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Upcoming midterm elections in Mexico will not produce the kind of political momentum that President Peña Nieto needs to consolidate his legacy.

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The chief responsibility for the destruction of Palmyra will rest with the Islamic State. But it is worth considering why a reactionary interpretation of Islamic law has taken hold among groups like the Taliban, the Islamic State, and Al Qaeda affiliates.

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While Mr. Rahul Gandhi appears to have upped his tactical game, the same can’t be said for his long-term strategy.

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A discussion on John Kerry’s recent trip to Asia, where little was accomplished regarding escalating tensions in the South China Sea. Since Kerry’s return the Chinese Military has threatened United States presence in the region.

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Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

The US intelligence community saw in advance the threat that growing radicalization in Syria, if unchecked, would pose to Iraq.

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Beijing and Washington are each laying down redlines in the South China Sea, making the upholding of their claims a priority.

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