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.
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.
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
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.
A president who was deemed to be unconventional and unpredictable has become quite predictable, at least on the substance of U.S. foreign policy.
The Trump administration’s obsession with trade deficits is misguided. Instead, the U.S. focus should be on strengthening investment relations with China.
Populism is not an ideology. Instead, it’s a strategy to obtain and retain power.
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.
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.
A discussion of the Bin Laden operation, Iraq, Syria, and Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections.