As the public speculates about what the Libby trial says about the vice president, a glimpse into Cheney’s past—with a special-assess, “black” program—reveals his own memory to be so remarkably and conveniently faulty, it seems appropriate to ask:
If the end result in 2008 is for Russia to be more prosperous but to have simply traded one group of “the powerful” who are unaccountable and operate above the law for another, that may not be the legacy Putin is looking to leave behind.
In a few days, the administration will be attending a regional conference in Baghdad that Iran and Syria have also been invited to attend. But it is premature to herald a foreign-policy paradigm shift, says Geoffrey Kemp.
China’s announcement of a major increase in military spending on Sunday has raised many questions about the future of Washington’s relations with Beijing. In the new issue of The National Interest Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry pro