International calls for bilateral engagement are actually counterproductive because they embolden Pakistan to persist in a fruitless strategy of coercion.
Amid escalating tensions, South Koreans have begun voicing their concerns about a nuclear-armed North Korea-and debating bringing U.S. tactical nuclear weapons back to the Korean peninsula.
As old ideological divisions break down at the United Nations, New Delhi should take the lead in promoting practical solutions to international challenges, remembering that multilateralism is not an end in itself, but a means to pursue India’s national interests.
The world needs permanent organizations that earn political power and govern, that are forced to articulate disparate interests and viewpoints, that can recruit and develop future government leaders and that monitor those already in power.
On international issues, Trump’s bark has often been stronger than his bite.
President Trump, the most isolationist American president since the founding of the United Nations, will be giving his first address to the General Assembly this week.
Washington and Pyongyang will eventually need to resume direct talks. With neither party ready for that yet, at first secret contacts will have to be organized in third countries. In the meantime, de-escalation is the order of the day, and Russia one of its unlikely brokers.
Issues surrounding climate change and the environment are American issues, not partisan ones, and they’re galvanizing a new coalition that doesn’t blur party lines; it erases them.
For a new nuclear state like North Korea, questions concerning strategic implementation abound.
The United States is still the leading power, yet this dominance is no longer uncontested. This contestation is coming in a big way from China and other countries.
Conventional wisdom about China’s economic problems, such as debt, growth, and trade, can often be wrong due to the lack of an appropriate framework for analysis.
This is a critical time for Kenya. The court’s historic decision means the world will be watching this race even more closely, and international election monitors must as well.
Amid Asia’s high-profile security concerns, the role of democracy in the region’s geopolitics seems to be gaining resonance.
The West should be worried about Moscow obfuscating the scope of its military exercises, but fears of an attack or invasion during Zapad-17 are overblown.
By condemning Pakistan-based terror groups, China has signaled that it is willing to hold Islamabad accountable for harboring terror in order to protect Chinese investments and security in the region.
China’s rise poses a strategic challenge to India on multiple fronts. The best way for New Delhi to respond is to pursue a deeper partnership with the United States.
Relations between India and Japan have transformed over the past few years, in part due the rapid rise of China and growing uncertainty over the future U.S. role in Asia.
Russia’s proposal for a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas must be taken seriously. It could provide momentum for more meaningful Minsk process negotiations.
The United States needs a proactive and smart strategy to address the imbalances and asymmetries in its economic and trade relationships with China.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s uncompromising social conservatism may threaten the continued success of U.S. religious diplomacy.