U.S. security requires building effective partnerships
in fragile states. The next administration should
prioritize security sector assistance improvements.
It could be time for America to close its naval base in Bahrain.
The traditional tools of U.S. statecraft in the Middle East are wanting.
The issue of corruption must be central to policy development, engaging every aspect of how the United States interacts with fragile states.
The Carnegie Moscow Center hosted a discussion about the strategic future of U.S.-Chinese relations.
Modern western leaders might wish to consider that, in the end, what killed the Soviet system was not Reagan’s Star Wars, or even the scarcity of goods in the shops. What actually did it was the loss of public faith in the domestic political system. So, improve or beware of exposure.
In an era defined by “pivots” and “resets,” the United States has maintained a precarious balance at home and abroad.
Taxing climate pollution instead of productivity will be a societal breakthrough.
Moving forward, China by default will gain a greater Asian role.
A lingering sense of vulnerability from the attacks on September 11 indicates the severity of that trauma, and subsequent shocks like the global financial crisis deepened the psychological damage. The United States, as a country, is still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.