David Petraeus and the Afghanistan Report Card
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Tehran v. Riyadh
The alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir, has served to underscore that Washington and Riyadh view Tehran as a common enemy.
Hollow Claims of a Hollow Force
Opponents of military spending cuts are getting creative.
An Especially Delicate Phase in U.S.-China Relations
Issues that could disrupt U.S.-China relations keep festering. Last month, the Obama administration modestly placated Beijing by refraining from selling Taiwan the most advanced versions of the F-16 fighter. Now two other measures threaten to reignite tensions.
"Hard Choices" Under Discussion at CNAS
Last week, I attended the launch of the new report from the Center for a New American Security, "Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity." The event at the Newseum (one of the better views in town) featured report authors David Barno, Nora Bensahel and Travis Sharp, with additional comments by Tom D
Etzioni and the Great Drone Debate
Amitai Etzioni’s contribution to the great drone debate makes the sensible point that drone strikes often offer our leaders a superior alternative to bombers, longer-range missiles and ground raids in places like Yemen and Pakistan.
EU Membership’s Fading Appeal
A crucial feature of European politics, especially since the end of the Cold War, is based on the assumption that the nations of Central and Eastern Europe hunger to be part of the continent’s economic and political integration process. That process is symbolized by the European Union and its predecessor, the European Economic Community.
Gov. Christie, Bill Kristol and the Future of the GOP
The interest in New Jersey governor Chris Christie as a possible 2012 presidential candidate is understandable.