May 23, 2022:
Policymakers should support the development and implementation of a focused technology policy in key areas where government support can benefit U.S. economic and national security. Read FAL's recommendations.
May 12, 2022:
As Congress considers legislation to bolster the ability of the United States to compete with China, lawmakers should sharpen provisions that have raised concerns for the CCP in Chinese-language commentary on the bills. Doing so will help ensure the final law prioritizes policies that have the highest competitive payoff. Read FAL's recommendations.
April 21, 2022:
Five years have passed since Washington declared China as its primary national-security challenge. Xi Jinping’s approach to Putin’s war underscores the need to get this competition right. Read FAL's six principles for China competition.
April 18, 2022:
In November, Russia demonstrated that it possesses the capability to strike at Western satellites. In the absence of leadership and preparation, the likelihood of a catastrophic collision affecting America’s capability on-orbit is increasingly possible. Here's what to do and know.
April 1, 2022:
Moscow’s war of choice may instigate the most severe energy crisis since the 1970s. If crises have silver linings, they force a hard re-examination of core national security and energy policies. Read FAL's plan to bolster U.S. energy security and leverage our vast energy resources.
March 29, 2022:
President Biden will soon issue a revised "declaratory policy" to guide the conditions for using the nuclear deterrent. Unfortunately, the policy change will not lead to any reciprocal action by our adversaries. Instead, it will create confusion and spread doubt in our allies.
March 18, 2022:
The Post-Cold War era is over. A new era is under way. The People’s Republic of China and Russia have thrust new Cold Wars upon us, despite our best wishes.
We are confronting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine without a National Security Strategy (NSS). The Biden Administration's NSS must articulate a strategy to protect American interests effectively. Read the FAL report on what it needs to accomplish.
February 27, 2022:
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to extinguish Ukraine as an independent state and to destabilize the European continent. The U.S. strategic aim should be to nurture a Ukrainian ulcer that bleeds Russia white and forces it to rethink its current foreign policy. To date, the Biden Administration’s efforts have not been sufficient to the task. The United States and its allies need to quickly provide additional warfighting materiel while applying their maximum economic tools at their disposal to constrict the Russian energy sector and reinforce the NATO frontier. Read the report.
February 8, 2022:
President Biden’s Pentagon is soon to release the next National Defense Strategy (NDS). To have impact, the NDS will need to provide clear guidance on key issues, identify and prioritize threats, specify strategies to counter them over specific time periods and by domain and/or region, detail priority missions as well as those that can be shed, and provide explicit guidance for force design and development as well as global force management. These are the key questions the 2022 NDS should answer.
January 4, 2022:
The Biden Administration is considering a proposal to abandon pacing U.S. homeland ballistic missile defenses against even the rogue state threat from North Korea. This is especially risky and should be rejected in favor of the longstanding bipartisan missile defense policy, a realistic policy regarding denuclearization of North Korea, and U.S. alliance commitments. Read FAL's memo and backgrounder here.