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Luke Coffey

 Luke Coffey is Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. Twitter: @LukeDCoffey.

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The world doesn’t need a ‘cold war’ in the Arctic

The foreign ministers of the eight Arctic countries — Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the US — gathered in Iceland last week for the Arctic Council ministerial meeting.

May 22, 2021

US sending a clear message through Defender-Europe 21

The US has just launched one of its largest military exercises, called Defender-Europe 21. Taking place across much of Europe, this military exercise serves two important purposes.

May 07, 2021

US can’t afford to walk away from Central Asia

There has been recent speculation that the US is in talks with some countries in Central Asia about the possibility of locating American forces in the region.

April 30, 2021

Defining US success after 20 years in Afghanistan

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the US would begin the final withdrawal of all its forces from Afghanistan on May 1. This will bring an end to America’s 20-year military involvement in the country, which began after the terrorist attacks against the US on Sept. 11, 2001.

April 16, 2021

Ukraine must remain independent and sovereign

Over the past few weeks, Russia has been conducting a large-scale military buildup along its border with Ukraine and in occupied Crimea. Most of these Russian deployments seem to be spontaneous and unrelated to any scheduled training exercises.

April 09, 2021