The next war in the Middle East next war is less likely to result from a tactical glitch than from the strategic undercurrents shaping the international order in the Levant.
The Trump administration appears to be following the pattern of its predecessor in imagining a political endgame in Afghanistan.
As a superpower, the cost of protecting the status quo needs to remain profitable for the United States to preserve its overseas commitments.
Instead of putting up trade barriers to protect select industries, the more competitive approach would be to learn from Asia’s recent past and invest strategically in key sectors.
What happens if the United States can't pay down its debt?
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