These 'Old' Aircraft Carriers Made America a Superpower

These ‘Old’ Aircraft Carriers Made America a Superpower

Over a thirty-year period ten Nimitz carriers were built. The last, George H. W. Bush, incorporated the latest technology, including a bulbous bow to improve hull efficiency, a new, smaller, modernized island design, upgraded aircraft launch and recovery equipment, and improved aviation fuel storage and handling. The Nimitz-class carriers are a monumental achievement—an enormous, highly…

Ultimately, it will be the Assad regime and the various other proxy forces—both U.S. and Russian aligned—that will determine if the two great powers can work together.

Can Russia and America Work Together in Syria?

The United States is willing to work jointly with Russia to conduct stability operations in a post-ISIS Syria. Those stability measures could include jointly monitored no-fly zones and cease-fire observation missions. But exactly how such arrangements might be implemented are likely to be the subject of intense negotiations—and could be derailed by wayward proxies on…

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US Concern Over the Rise of Chinese Military Power

The 2000 National Defense Authorization Act saw Congress direct the Pentagon to prepare an annual report on Chinese military power in classified and unclassified versions. A 2010 amendment to this legislation directed this report to cover emerging Chinese military-technological developments and forecast future trends and developments in Beijing’s military strategies and Sino-U.S. engagement and cooperation…

The move was consistent with Ankara’s outreach to Doha over the last decade.

Why Turkey Chose Qatar

A few weeks after the Saudi-led diplomatic blitz targeting Qatar, there is no doubt that Ankara stands firmly with Doha. Under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey has developed a close albeit asymmetrical partnership with Qatar. The two states are the region’s staunchest supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, and have been rather willing to…

The Art of the US-India Aircraft Carrier Deal

The Art of the US-India Aircraft Carrier Deal

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has begun leveraged business deals to advance U.S. national security interests during his first foreign trip to the Middle East. These are helping him deliver on his primary campaign promises of more U.S. jobs, advancing domestic U.S. industry, and national security. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has established his foreign…