Sanctions are seen as an essential tool for nonproliferation and in some cases prove useful, as with Iran. However, as new challenges such as North Korea loom, are the United States and its partners using sanctions the right way to achieve their objectives? Richard Nephew will first present some conclusions about the design and use of sanctions from his new book, The Art of Sanctions.
The argument that is often made against active engagement on human rights issues in Egypt is that no matter what the United States does, the situation will not improve. This is not true.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Honduran citizens are standing up for democracy, despite apparent efforts to rig the recent presidential election. The U.S. government should demand an impartial ballot recount.
Is natural gas indeed a bridge fuel to a greener, low-carbon energy future? If American gas can maintain its attractiveness versus coal, this creates a sizable opportunity for both extant and emerging U.S. gas exporters.
If Washington wants to keep the South Korean nuclear genie in its bottle, the administration may need to draw the South Korea more closely into U.S. nuclear planning for the peninsula and elevate the visibility of its own nuclear footprint in and around the country.
U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific have remained the same under the Trump administration, but components of the Indo-Pacific strategy require a further explanation for U.S. allies in the region.
By focusing on reform that turned unpopular quickly, keeping far too low a public profile, and tolerating others members of the administration expounding on foreign policy, Tillerson reduced his own prestige and relevance.
Frequent cabinet reshuffling by the Trump administration could potentially have implications for U.S. foreign policy.
Decades of concerted effort between the United States and Japan has brought about a remarkable level of reconciliation, not only providing significant strategic benefit to both nations, but also contributing to the peace and stability of the international community.