Hasty Ambush

Hasty Ambushes are short, sharp, reactive pieces from War on the Rocks contributors. If commentary and analysis are our symphonies, Hasty Ambushes are jazz.


Point-Counterpoint on Arming Ukraine

Point-Counterpoint on Arming Ukraine

Last week, we had the pleasure of taking part in the Chess Clock Debates, a new and exciting podcast series produced by Benjamin Wittes. The…

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Ryan Evans in NYT on U.S. Approach to Russia's Ukraine Adventure

Ryan Evans in NYT on U.S. Approach to Russia’s Ukraine Adventure

Editor’s note: In the New York Times, War on the Rocks editor-in-chief Ryan Evans comments on the U.S. response to Vladimir Putin’s adventurism in Ukraine. Bottom line:…

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Bryan McGrath on the Key Aspects of the New Maritime Strategy

Bryan McGrath on the Key Aspects of the New Maritime Strategy

On Monday, War on the Rocks published an article in which Bryan McGrath and Bryan Clark examine the four key tenets on which the new maritime strategy…

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Public Health, Politics, and War

Public Health, Politics, and War

I am probably not your typical WOTR reader. My background is in the world of health sciences and specifically emerging infectious diseases, microbiology and public…

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Welcoming Van Jackson, our newest Senior Editor

Welcoming Van Jackson, our newest Senior Editor

I am very pleased to announce Dr. Van Jackson (@WonkVJ) is joining our stable of senior editors here at War on the Rocks. Jackson is…

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War on the Rocks Happy Hour at ISA in New Orleans

War on the Rocks Happy Hour at ISA in New Orleans

If you are going to this week’s International Studies Association convention in New Orleans, please drop by our happy hour! We will be discussing our new…

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The Schoolhouse: Remaking Education in International Affairs

The Schoolhouse: Remaking Education in International Affairs

America’s higher education system, and in particular, its advanced graduate training, have long been the envy of the world. Richly endowed and highly respected, universities…

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WATCH: U.S. and European Responses to Terrorism: Do We Have It Right?

WATCH: U.S. and European Responses to Terrorism: Do We Have It Right?

General Dave Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel, the authors of our new column “Strategic Outpost,” will be speaking about U.S. and European responses to terrorism…

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