Brent Scowcroft is the president and founder of the Scowcroft Group. He served as a national-security adviser to presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He is a member of The National Interest's Advisory Council.
A World in Transformation
The world we know is changing. The result is an uneasy mixture of the traditional Westphalian state system and the forces of globalization. Until we find a balance between them, this is a recipe for drift, transition and increasing chaos.
The Dispensable Nation?
Even though the United States has lost its Cold War–era aura of "specialness", the world still needs U.S. leadership.
In the Wake of War
America shouldn't forget that the other half of regime change is building a new regime.