U.S. policy makers have all too often clung to orthodoxies even as they fail. Yet a select few have managed to turn the ship of state around, to a better course.
American NGOs that push for democratic change abroad are facing growing resistance.
The intelligence failures of Iraq seriously constrained policy makers in other areas.
There are growing signs of a divergence in American-Israeli relations and interests.
Is North Korea an irrational state or a survivor against all odds?
Central bankers have amassed unprecedented power, and yet lack serious political counterweights.
The maritime services are under growing strain. But is there really no alternative to U.S. sea hegemony in the same form we have seen it in since 1945?
A new history makes great men the force behind the US rise.
Struggles among the Arab powers will have to be resolved to make big initiatives stick.
Attracting global economic players like China, India and the UK can stabilize.
Several TNI regulars assess the campaign's last debate.
Three leading thinkers respond to the bold thesis of Nikolas K. Gvosdev and Ray Takeyh.
Experts opine on how democracy would change China's foreign-policy priorities.
Chaos and randomness abound. The increasing disorder of our world will lead to a sort of global ennui mixed with a disturbingly large dose of individual extremism and dogmatic posturing by states.
With America mired in two wars and our economy in shambles, the chorus of declinists has returned. But the United States will endure because it is an elastic power.
The United States is in unprecedented decline. Future generations will look back at the past decade as the beginning of the end of American hegemony.
The president is no pragmatic centrist. In fact, he has the most expansive and leftist vision in the history of the presidency.
Nixon's handling of Vietnam and China could offer insights for Obama in Afghanistan.
The international system is at a transformative moment. Yet President Obama has failed to set a direction for America.
Ted Galen Carpenter
Robert W. Merry
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