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China’s Real Challenge is Not Military

Vladimir Lenin is popularly believed to have said that “the capitalists will sell us the rope with which to hang them.” Whether he actually said it or not, the quote aptly fits the situation with China. Since 2016, Apple alone is reported to have invested $275 billion in China. All the world’s iPhones are Chinese-made. …

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US Troop Level Reduction in Middle East Likely as Focus Shifts Elsewhere

The U.S. military is likely to reduce the number of troops it keeps in the Middle East and Central Asia while remaining engaged in those regions to counter Iran and…

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The Mosaic Approach: a Multidimensional Strategy for Strengthening America’s Critical Minerals Supply Chain

The United States faces a troubling scenario when it comes to the supply chain for critical minerals. Rapidly increasing demand, under-developed national resources, intense international competition, and years of neglect…

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BENS Chairman Joins Panel Discussion on “Great Power Competition”

BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser appeared on the panel discussion “Great Power Competition” at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s 2021 Global Security Forum: Competing for the Future. Gerencser was joined by co-panelist…