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James Stavridis

James Stavridis

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Brexit Will Make the US and Europe Less Safe

London this week has been anxious under chalky skies with prolonged drizzle, apt conditions for a na

Iran and Attempts to Revive the Persian Empire

On the campaign trail in 2007, Senator John McCain sang a parody to the tune of the Beach Boys’ “Bar

5 Steps for America to Retake Global Leadership

As we approach the end of a long and complex year, and a turbulent election that saw a change of pow

US Needs a Global Alliance Against Russia’s Cyberattacks

While Russian hacking has been a persistent threat for several years now, the past few days shed new

Russia and NATO Show War Games Aren’t Just Games

Over the coming weeks, both NATO and Russia will launch a series of super-high-end war games.

The US Needs a Cyber Force More Than a Space Force

Sadly, the proposal for a new US Space Force is has become a punchline on late-night TV.

Four Ways to Counter Russia’s Social-Media Warfare

In the fall of 2011, when I was NATO'S top military commander, we were prosecuting a vigorous air

US Was Right to Give China’s Navy the Boot

The vast annual military operation known as the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (simply RIMPAC in Pentag

Trump, Iran and the New Guns of August

In the hot summer of 1987, I was a young Navy officer sailing into the Arabian Gulf via the Strait o

NATO and the Putin-Trump Summit

In some ways, of course, we have been here before. When I served as NATO’s supreme allied commander

Secret Weapon in the Afghanistan War

After a few days of hopeful cease-fire for the Eid holiday -- and remarkable images of Taliban and g

How Trump Can Actually Reach 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria

I understand what President Donald Trump was trying to express in his now-famous “Mission Accomplish

A New Cold War Is Not Inevitable

When I served as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO from 2009 to 2013, I developed a friendly relation

Putin's Video Superweapons and Virtual Reality

I always admired the way Steve Jobs could enrapture the world about a new product.

Six Steps on the Path to a Latin America Strategy

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a pragmatic Texan with plenty of experience in Latin America,


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