The impossibility of predicting the future does not obviate the imperative of mulling the uncertain.
It is difficult to see how the present troop force in Afghanistan would be able to accomplish what one nearly seven times as large could not.
The growing distance between reality and perception left its mark on 2016.
The Cold War's conclusion should be viewed with less triumphalism.
Are Washington and Beijing fated to repeat the mistakes Britain and Germany made a century earlier?
China is poised to draw America's allies into its strategic orbit.
Whereas persistent U.S. diplomacy with Iran has accrued significant dividends, it has largely produced disappointments in the North Korean case.
Asking “what if” is rhetorically powerful, but practically useless.
Alliances are critical to Beijing's future success, says Yan Xuetong.
The U.S. would do well to recall George F. Kennan's cautionary counsel.
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