Obama’s strategy for AfPak is not all that different than his predecessor’s. But it is certainly better managed.
The Taliban’s PR in Pakistan is pretty bad. If we stopped drone attacks, the insurgency would become even more unpopular.
Although it’s easy to blame Darfur on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the problem will continue even if he’s gone. Instead, we need to focus our efforts on helping the refugees.
Robert Gates advocated tying America’s missile-defense plans with Iran’s nuclear progress over a year ago. With his letter to Russia, it looks like President Obama has finally taken Gates’advice.
With his plethora of international-affairs appointments, Obama better be a good listener. All the divergent voices could sabotage his foreign policy.
Break out the bell bottoms and ABBA EPs—the seventies are back, at least in diplomacy. America needs to look beyond the Georgian conflict and reassess its approach towards Moscow.
America’s problems will not go away after the election. The winner in November should consider keeping Robert Gates on to help with the transition.
Pakistan will muddle through post-Musharraf. But violence, instability and a fractious political coalition will plague Islamabad.
Rising powers like China, Russia and India are moving up in the world. Will their ascendance come at the expense of the United States?
The road to the White House is paved with Reagan intentions. But very little Reagan action. Why the pundits and the presidential candidates are getting it wrong.