Be Prepared for an Independent Scotland

It wouldn't be disastrous, but Washington needs a plan.

Defending Japan and the Philippines Is Not Entrapment

The United States has a strong interest in standing with its allies against Chinese expansionism.

Missile Defense: A Way Forward in the Gulf

America has long wanted its Persian Gulf allies to work together. Now that they're mad at us, it's happening.

Korean and Japanese Legislators Working Together

Despite often tense relations, legislative exchanges have occured between the two for decades. Deepening that aspect of the relationship could be...

The Arabs' 1848

Europe's century of upheaval—and the revolutions in the middle of them—offer insights into the post–Arab Spring world.

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No War with Russia? Don't Be So Sure

There is still a real risk that crisis will metastasize into conflict.

Avoiding America's Ultimate Geopolitical Nightmare

The danger of more cooperation between Russia and China. 

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April 15, 2014