Lastest Stories by Michael Muir

According to an analysis by Goldman Sachs, investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) could reach $200 billion globally by 2025. In the long run, AI investment could be as much as 2.5-4% of GDP in...
“They don’t give a sh*t about telephone guys. I mean it’s like us with the Ukrainians … they’d never bother a major over a few dead grunts.” Koulikov (Ron Perlman)  It was a throwaway...
Beijing reacted angrily to the election of Lai Ching-te as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 2024. The People’s Republic of China considers Lai a dangerous separatist leading a wayward...
The United States spends far more on its military than any other nation, accounting for just under 40% of all military spending worldwide. Following the end of the Cold War and the consolidation of...
Since the fall of the Soviet Union in late 1991, American military hegemony was all but unchallenged for the next quarter century. However, that status quo is under threat. While the ‘big five’...
Small, cheap, and incredibly versatile. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have come a long way in the last decade. Drones fulfill several roles from combat to reconnaissance and refueling. This article...
The international community widely condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. UN members voted overwhelmingly, 141-5 (35 abstaining), to call for the immediate withdrawal of Russian...
When the invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022, Russia became a pariah state in the West. The United States announced sanctions, while several organizations imposed bans on its athletes and...
In 1940, the Japanese Navy launched the Yamato and the Musashi, the two largest battleships ever constructed. They were the acme of the ship construction, triumphs of engineering and firepower yet...
Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has had seven official and three temporary Ministers of Defense. The position is chiefly concerned with the day-to-day running of Russia’s...
Innovation was the cornerstone of American military hegemony in the 20th century. Yet the rise of artificial intelligence presents new threats and opportunities in the 21st century. The greatest...
“War,” wrote Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz, “is a mere continuation of policy by other means.” On War may have been written in the 19th century, but the book’s key ideas...
In March 1999, Admiral Dennis C. Blair testified before Congress that China was not a serious threat to the United States. He claimed that it would be “several years” before the People’s...
For the nation that wrote the book on war, China has not enjoyed much military success in the modern era. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the world’s largest military but it has some major...
From the outset of the war between Israel and Hamas, the prospect of escalation into a regional war has been ever-present. Tensions ran high in April 2024 as Israel and Iran launched limited attacks...