On August 14th, blackouts crippled the Canadian province of Ontario and the eastern United States, making it the largest power failure in American history: over 50 million people and more than 9,300 square miles were affected.
If the United States does not dramatically reorient its diplomacy to promote development and human rights in the Muslim world, it will forsake its own national security interests.
The United States must revisit "the art of the deal" to preserve its global leadership.
The September 11 attacks initiated an increasingly positive working relationship between the United States and China--quietly, subtlely, but undoubtedly real.
To succeed, the roadmap to peace will need many things, not least of which is Israeli and Palestinian participation in it.
There will be a Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Long before the American Empire becomes overstretched abroad, it will implode economically at home.
U.S. interest in Oceania has faded since the end of the Cold War, and especially since September 11, 2001. China is taking advantage.
Many Americans, including some of senior rank, appear to hold candy-coated views of the post-World War II U.S. occupations of Germany and Japan. Dealing with Iraq will be hard enough without enshrouding ourselves in myth.
Those who would compare U.S. and European power by focusing on military capabilities misread history and miss the essence of NATO's genius--and future prospects.