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Rebeccah Heinrichs is a Senior Fellow at The Hudson Institute, Former Vice Chairman of the John Hay Initiative’s Counterproliferation Working Group and Former Adviser to Rep. Trent Franks.
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The return of American exceptionalism

America faces a two-front ideological battle: one at home, one abroad. Victory or defeat on either front will influence the outcome in the other such that any loss is calamitous. Across the battlefield abroad sits the Chinese Communist Party, waging information warfare dedicated to convincing the world that America is immoral and incompetent to its…

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How To Strengthen US Deterrence And Weaken Attempts Of Rival Nuclear Coercion

On February 24, 2022, Russia started the largest European war since 1945 as it intensified its invasion of Ukraine to a new level and threatened escalation to nuclear war. Though Vladimir Putin has not detonated a nuclear weapon, he used, and continues to use, his nuclear arsenal to threaten the United States and other NATO nations against…

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Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska brought the human side of the war to US

Volodymyr Zelensky looks like a warrior, ready and able to defend hearth and home if we will only send him the weapons to do it. He well articulates Russia’s assault, the meaning of the war for Europe and NATO, and what Ukraine needs to stop Russia’s imperialism. First Lady Olena Zelenska, speaking to Congress on Wednesday, brought…

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(Mis)Understanding Nukes

This article was co-authored by Prof. Rebeccah Heinrichs, who teaches IWP’s course on Nuclear Deterrence and Arms Control. Nuclear illiteracy has grown since the end of the Cold War. Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling directed at NATO while it continues its war against Ukraine has brought nuclear weapons back into public consciousness. Tom Nichols, author of the Death of…

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Biden says he supports Ukraine — now it’s time to back it up by helping them win

In Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion, momentum is with Ukraine. The United States must lead an effort to immediately give President Volodymyr Zelensky everything he needs to strike a serious blow against Russian forces to drive them back and force Putin to terminate this war. Read more at New York Post

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The Russia-China Alliance Is Real

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Beijing Olympics. In a joint statement, the two said that “friendship between the two states has no limits” and “there are no forbidden areas of cooperation.” The statement was striking for its clarity, but it should not come as a surprise. The systematic interplay between Russia…

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