The United States cannot forget that its future prosperity is inextricably linked to Asia's peaceful adjustment to its growing wealth and power.
Should the EU3+3 and Iran conclude an agreement, this might go far toward reducing Iran’s nuclear threat for ten years, but success will depend utterly on the detailed provisions.
The military threat posed by Chinese gliders, should they be deployed, will depend on their range and payload. While regional gliders and nuclear-armed gliders would reinforce the status quo, conventionally armed intercontinental gliders would create a qualitatively new threat.
The most immediately pressing objective of U.S. policy should be to apply vigorous, creative diplomatic and political energy to prevent another crisis between India and Pakistan, and if one cannot be prevented, to manage it with minimal escalation.
The nuclear weapon programs in China, India, and Pakistan are worthy of attention because they are active, expanding, and diversifying at a time when the overall global trend remains a continuing contraction of nuclear inventories.
Oils are changing. A more complex array of hydrocarbon resources is replacing conventional oils. The truth is that precious little is known about these new resources.
Russia and the United States have entered a period of severe confrontation. Caution, sober calculations, and strategic vision of possible international developments are necessary in the present circumstances.
Congressional sanctions should be conceived in order to deter Iran’s nuclear ambitions, not provoke them.
Venezuela’s lack of democracy and economic failure can only be solved by Venezuelans. But Washington can help.
Libya must undertake large-scale institutional reforms in order to resolve its security crisis, and U.S. assistance to Libya is vital as the country grapples with continued violence and instability.
Washington’s ability to deliver effective and flexible support to Libya’s fragile post-revolution government is vital to the country’s future.
Managing the economic, security, and climate impacts of its new bounty of oils is the central energy challenge facing the United States.
The United States should take concrete steps to reassure and support its allies in an effort to deter Chinese coercion.
China’s growing ability to counter U.S. technologies and capabilities in space poses a real danger to America’s military superiority in the Asia-Pacific region.
There is a window of opportunity to help improve Libya’s security situation, but the United States must proceed cautiously and deliberately.
Afghan security forces cannot stabilize the country amid political meltdown. To get to zero U.S. troops on the ground without Afghanistan unraveling, a different political approach is needed.
It was surprising that Rowhani was permitted to win by an unelected conservative establishment who over the last decade have systematically purged moderates and reformists from the corridors of power using force and intimidation.
Lashkar-e-Taiba is clearly capable of posing a threat to the United States, but one that must be kept in perspective.
The only way to reduce the incentive for cheating in Afghanistan’s 2014 election is to work seriously to build political consensus among Afghan constituencies ahead of time.
Maritime disputes constitute the single likeliest source of instability and military conflict with China.