NATO 2.0 Retooling for Cold War 2.0

By Alan W.  Dowd JULY 2019—The heart and soul of NATO is Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty: “An armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all.” Yet as the Cold War and the Soviet Empire melted away, Article V diminished in importance, and NATO reinvented …

Another Step for the Space Force

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow JUNE 2019—The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted in favor of standing up a new military branch focused on defending U.S. interests and assets in space. Although the plan still faces obstacles in the House, there is growing bipartisan support for the new branch—and a growing body of evidence that the time has …

Is Britain Back?

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow MARCH 2019—Given the machinations of exiting the European Union (a process commonly known as “Brexit”), it may appear that Great Britain is turning inward and withdrawing from the world. Indeed, many observers argue that leaving the EU will shrink Britain’s already-diminished global role, and that’s certainly possible. But it’s also possible that Brexit …