Priorities, Not Delusions
Opportunistic policies advocated on both sides of the political aisle won’t address the real challenges that threaten the well-being of the United States.
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Sectarian infighting and foreign intervention breed intrigue on the Lebanese political scene. Last summer’s war had a devastating effect—but factional power politics and Hizballah’s rising popularity threaten to make matters worse.
The United States should abandon its futile attempt to secure global hegemony in favor of a concert-of-power foreign-policy strategy.
While U.S.-India strategic ties are coalescing, both nations will have to overcome stillformidable political obstacles to see this relationship through.
Mitchell Reiss’ analysis of the six-party talks’ potential to bolster American and northeast Asian security are pertinent amidst
reports of some progress
The story of how Libya disarmed—and the lessons not learned for North Korea and Iran.
China’s rise will inevitably increase Sino-American competition, but delineating common areas of agreement between Beijing and Washington could arrest tensions.
As long as the United States fails to understand what motivates Southeast Asian states, its influence will continue to diminish vis-à-vis China.
China’s relationship with India need not be adversarial in the prc’s quest for great-power status.
India is being courted by Russia, China and the United States. Heady stuff—as long as India’s leaders don’t forget they still have some pressing domestic challenges.
Americans think Russia is headed in the wrong direction, but perhaps they should hold the mirror up to themselves when assigning blame for the new chill in U.S.-Russia relations.
The negative effects of an Iraqi civil war can be mitigated, even if the conflict itelf cannot be quelled.
American law treats terrorism like an act of war, not a crime. The fact that Europeans don’t doesn’t make their way better.