Pakistan’s military leadership can choose to accept success in achieving a “strategic” deterrent against India, or it can choose to continue to compete with India in the pursuit of “full spectrum” deterrence.
This memo offers a baseline assessment of the reform process as it stands a year and a half after the Euromaidan protests and the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s government.
Three organizing principles to guide the use of American power in a fragmented world.
Despite ongoing geopolitical tensions between the West and Russia, cooperation is still possible—and necessary—on long-term issues critical to the Arctic region.
The newest Russian territorial claim in the Arctic is not so much an attempt at further expansionism as it is a theatrical means of distracting from growing economic and social problems at home.
It is too early to tell whether or not the recently signed Iran deal will have a drastic effect on Iran’s domestic political climate.
Russia is a superpower in decline, and the challenge it poses to the United States is very different from that posed by the Soviet Union.
The consequences of Congress stopping the deal would be harsh for the United States and chaotic for international order.
The Saudi proliferation threat is a bluff designed to put pressure on Washington. Saudi Arabia does not have the nuclear capabilities today to quickly follow through on Prince al-Faisal’s pledge.
Internationalizing the renminbi would make sense as the outcome of a long-term process of opening up capital markets and liberalizing exchange and interest rates, but it should not be driving near-term policy choices that must respond to cyclical market shifts.
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