Author Archives: Sarah White, M.A.

The U.S. Might Lose The Tech War In Its Own Hemisphere (From RealClearWorld) The advent of 5G networks is showcasing Beijing’s growing ability to rival Washington in South America. That rivalry isn’t discussed too much in the region itself. Governments in Latin America mostly take a pragmatic approach, waiting for the lowest bidder [Read More...]
Big U.S. Security Challenges Converge On The Caribbean (From RealClearWorld) Few in Washington would have predicted until recently that the Caribbean would become a focal point of so many national-security challenges for the United States. But a series of recent events in Haiti, Cuba, and Venezuela, on top of long-standing [Read More...]
NATO Has A Problem: Belarus Is Slowly Being Reabsorbed Into Russia (From 1945) On October 7, Polish border troops reported being fired upon by their counterparts from Belarus. Tensions have also been rising on the border between the two countries as a surge of migrants has created a building humanitarian crisis simultaneously with [Read More...]
Australia Is Becoming Indispensable To America In The Southwest Pacific (From 1945) Last month the United States entered into a tripartite defense agreement with the United Kingdom and Australia that would result in the latter country acquiring its first nuclear-powered attack submarines—at least eight, and probably of U.S. design. The new relationship [Read More...]
Virginia-Class Submarine: A Vital Weapon To Counter Russia In Mediterranean (From 1945) This June, the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico finished interoperability training with Navy SEALs in the Mediterranean Sea. The locations of these submarines are rarely confirmed because their missions are so secretive. The Navy seldom reveals any details of [Read More...]
Turkey’s Welcome Of Taliban Rule Will Make The Mediterranean More Dangerous (From 1945) The Taliban takeover of Kabul has thrown Afghanistan’s future into a world of chaos and uncertainty, but there is no question that it has destabilized the geopolitical status quo in Southwest Asia, with consequences that will reverberate for decades. Taliban [Read More...]
French Pullout From NATO Naval Mission Is A Sign Of Fraying Ties With Turkey (From 1945) Recently France withdrew from a NATO operation in the Mediterranean Sea, apparently in response to the unwillingness of other alliance members to address aggression on the part of Turkish warships against their official allies. This development speaks to a growing [Read More...]
Eastern Europe’s Strategic Balance Is Shifting (From RealClearWorld) Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on July 19, a conversation she described as very friendly and warm, and one that seemed to promise meaningful U.S. action on Belarus in the near future. [Read More...]
Russian Encroachment In Eastern Europe Drove Poland’s Purchase Of Abrams Tank (From RealClearDefense) This month, the sale of 250 U.S.-produced Abrams tanks to Poland was officially announced. The sale, valued at USD $5.9 billion, is positive news for Polish national security. Though it had already purchased the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), [Read More...]
How The F-35 Has Reshaped The Strategic Balance In Europe (From RealClearDefense) Because of its heavy investment in military technology, Russia was recently thought to have achieved an edge in air power over its NATO rivals. However, that advantage is now up for debate due to the purchase of the F-35 by [Read More...]
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