Daily Memo: Turkey’s S-400s, Russian Opportunism

All the news worth knowing today.

Between Japan and South Korea, a Trade War Lurks

The two seem to have every reason to cooperate. Yet here we are.

Daily Memo: Chinese Ambitions, Syrian Deployments, Naval Patrols

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Command of the Sea

Command of the sea is the foundation of American national security. Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan, the greatest strategist in American history, identified it as the core American interest (though he wrote before the war on terrorism began and before the development of nuclear weapons). The United States, he argued, can be threatened only by an […]

Turkey’s Libya Problem

Ankara’s involvement in the war-torn country is part of its broader competition with Arab states.

In the War Against Chinese Tech, the U.S. May Go It...

Washington’s threat to curtail security cooperation with allies that do business with Huawei is falling on deaf ears. But the U.S. has another trick up its sleeve.

Daily Memo: Protests of the World

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No, This Isn’t Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Moment

For the moment, Beijing is content to let the Hong Kong government handle growing protests on its own.