The United States and North Korea are once again locked in a diplomatic standoff over denuclearization and the normalization of U.S.-North Korean relations. This has brought the promising start North and South Korea have made on building peace and security on the Korean Peninsula to a halt.
Whether President Trump is misguided in pursuing tariffs and using them as leverage with the Chinese government, America’s continued drive to levy penalties is less about fixing a trade problem than about changing China’s investment rules.
The Nigerian case highlights the challenges of local-level stabilization efforts while working with a host government that lacks political commitment, capacity, and coordination.
The overarching challenge for U.S. foreign policy today is to adapt to an international landscape in which American dominance is fading. There’s a compelling case for American diplomacy as our tool of first resort in this new and more competitive era.
Despite President Emmanuel Macron’s conciliatory measures, it is unclear whether his grand gesture will lead to permanent democratic reforms. His familiar positions and the wider political environment suggest many roadblocks ahead.
With new countries recently joining the Belt and Road Initiative, expectations are high with the hopes of revolutionizing commerce and trade worldwide.
Pitched as a new Silk Road sweeping from Asia to Europe, China’s enormous Belt and Road Initiative is an ambitious, multinational infrastructure project. Experts from four Carnegie global centers explain other countries’ perspectives.
In the event a peace and security regime for the Korean Peninsula leads to North Korean agreement to reduce its conventional weapons and equipment, Kim may want to convert portions of the North’s defense industries to production of civilian goods.
Without access to the same coercive tools controlled by the White House, Congress is forced to look for other ways to exert control over foreign policy toward Russia.
Far from being an unbiased mediator in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the United States has been part of the problem. Now it is time for other countries to step in.