Samuel Bendett says, “These robots most likely will not engage in live-fire exercises, as the main goal for student designers will be navigating an obstacle course with growing complexity. On the other hand, similar contests among various design bureaus, when held in the near future, may feature such live-fire exercise.”
C4ISRNET: “Why the U.S. Should Care About Russia’s Robot Biathlon”
Ken Gause says, "I think [North Korea] will need a peace treaty, ratified by Congress, and a Chinese security guarantee in order to ensure the U.S. doesn't do regime change in the future."
VOA News: "Can Trump Guarantee Kim Will Stay if North Korea Denuclearizes?"
Michael Kofman writes, "Russian defense spending is alive and well, with cuts limited to single digits. The announcement about its steep decline by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, was erroneous."
Russian Military Analysis: "The Collapsing Russian Defense Budget and Other Fairy Tales"
Ken Gause says, "The summit process has run into a rough patch ... Trump is likely growing concerned that the breach in the two sides over how to define and proceed with denuclearization is wide and for political reasons on both sides narrowing that gap is proving difficult."
NK News: "Trump Casts Doubt on Whether Summit With Kim Jong Un Will Go Ahead"
Ken Gause writes, “Only through a clear-eyed approach to North Korea can we hope to develop strategies that will have resonance and traction and make the most of the opportunity that we may now be presented with.”
The National Interest: "We Need to Test Our Assumptions About North Korea"
Zack Gold writes, "Since 2011, jihadi militants in Egypt's North Sinai governorate, who declared their allegiance to the Islamic State in November 2014, have threatened the security of both Egypt and Israel."
World Politics Review: "The Consequences of Israel and Egypt's Alliance of Convenience Against ISIS"