A Sadly Simplistic Afghan Debate
Nixon's handling of Vietnam and China could offer insights for Obama in Afghanistan.
March-April 2013, Issue #124
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Congress has been abandoning its traditional role in foreign policy to the executive branch.
History shows that an internationally led negotiation is the best way out of the civil war, but the situation isn't yet ripe for action.
John Kerry was just five years out of Yale when he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and became an instant celebrity.
Shinzo Abe might turn Japan into an isolated, aging, indebted fortress.
The notion that America is the world's "indispensable nation" is hardly questioned, even as it fosters strategic overreach.
A cooperative, law-based international system remains an aspiration, not a reality.