Working with local tribes in Iraq and Afghanistan has yielded encouraging results so far. Continuing this approach holds the greatest promise for stabilizing those two countries and reducing the role of U.S. troops.
At a Council on Foreign Relations event on Friday, Daniel Serwer, Charles Kupchan, Janusz Bugajski and Dimitri Simes discussed the ongoing international standoff over Kosovo. Should Washington support independence?
Contrary to what many have said, supporting torture is not part of being a conservative. If continued, White House policies that tolerate it will undermine U.S. credibility, produce bad intelligence and put American soldiers at risk.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today that the U.S. might delay the activation of the proposed missile defense system in Eastern Europe until a genuine threat emerges from Iran. Why the change in policy?
At the Chinese Communist Party Congress this week, President Hu Jintao outlined his vision for the next five years. The highlights: an offer to negotiate with Taiwan, up-and-coming party leaders and Beijing’s space program.