Join Aaron David Miller as he sits down with Professor Richardson to discuss the state and fate of the American Republic.
How and why did the people who shape U.S. foreign policy decide to pursue global military dominance as a fundamental objective of America’s role in the world?
Afghanistan has been caught in a four-decade-long cycle of state collapse. In that time, five regimes have been overthrown and replaced by subsequent governments that each resembled the last, with the same centralized political institutions that have characterized the Afghan state’s modern existence.
Our very competence and credibility is as fraught abroad as it is now.
The reality is that Vladimir Putin has been very cold and calculating and where he tries to create zones of Russian influence.
Given the global rise in nuclear activity, the world should move quickly to create such a system. When existing powers are less able to prevent uranium enrichment—and even hand over highly enriched material to other countries—it incentivizes competitors to double down on their programs.
An assessment of the impact of three major trends on the geopolitical environment of the Indo-Pacific region: intensifying strategic competition between China and the United States, growing pushback against globalization, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Concrete action is the only way Biden can turn back the illiberal tide.
This week's high-level diplomatic meetings involving Russia, the United States, and NATO mark a departure from recent years of minimal contact. Putin has forced this crisis diplomacy upon the West, and for him, this already constitutes success: it shows the world that Russia is a globally significant power to be reckoned with.
Sometimes backward motion on democracy in a country affects our hard interests. It's not just a values issue, it affects our hard interests