The Three-Quarters Mark

At this juncture, U.S. foreign policy must focus on the foreign, not domestic, policies of others.

Issue: Jan-Feb 2007

The Bush Administration enters its final two years of office facing a number of difficult and pressing challenges around the world, including, but in no way limited to, Iraq, Iran and North Korea. This is taking place at a time when the country is bogged down militarily, divided politically, stretched economically and dependent on huge amounts of imported energy. Together, it makes for the most demanding strategic situation faced by the United States since the Berlin Wall came down-and arguably since the end of the Second World War.

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