• Op-Ed

    The “Axis of Evil” is Back

    The common thread in U.S. strategy toward Iran, Syria, and North Korea isn’t changing these regimes so much as it is trying to change their behavior. More than likely, they will all remain hostile to U.S. interests.

    • Testimony

    Protecting American Primacy in the Indo-Pacific

    Because the Indo-Pacific region promises to become the new center of gravity in global politics, its security problems intimately affect the safety, prosperity, and international position of the United States, as well as the wellbeing of its allies.

    • Testimony

    The United States’ Assistance for Egypt

    • Michele Dunne
    • April 25, 2017
    • U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

    With a new U.S. administration in office that is reexamining foreign assistance priorities overall, there is an opportunity to take assistance to Egypt off auto-pilot and design an approach that better serves the interests of the United States and of Egypt—the nation broadly, not only the military

    • Testimony

    The Crisis in Libya: Next Steps and U.S. Policy Options

    Having expended considerable military effort in helping Libyan forces wrest territory from the Islamic State last year, the United States should now turn its diplomatic attention to ensuring the country does not slip into greater chaos.

    • Op-Ed

    Trump’s Foreign Policy: 100 Days of Global Bafflement

    A president who was deemed to be unconventional and unpredictable has become quite predictable, at least on the substance of U.S. foreign policy.

    • Op-Ed

    Trump’s Unnecessary Trade War With China

    The Trump administration’s obsession with trade deficits is misguided. Instead, the U.S. focus should be on strengthening investment relations with China.

    • Op-Ed

    How to Be a Populist

    Populism is not an ideology. Instead, it’s a strategy to obtain and retain power.

    • Strategic Europe

    Letter From Brasília

    • Joe Leahy
    • April 21, 2017

    Despite relative stability at home, Brazilians are increasingly concerned about the decline of globalization in advanced economies, particularly in Europe.

    • Op-Ed

    The Risky Hollowing Out of U.S. Leadership

    Through policy incoherence and not-so-benign neglect, the Trump team risks hollowing out the ideas, initiative, and institutions on which U.S. leadership and international order rest.

    • Op-Ed

    Fear and Loathing at DHS: Kelly Resorts to Trump Administration Fear Tactics

    The secretary of the department of homeland security has embraced President Trump’s rhetoric of fear and poorly thought out drug policy. He should focus on at-home solutions, such as better gun laws and opioid abuse prevention.

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