China: A Major Power in the Middle East?
April 01, 2014
China: A Major Power in the Middle East?
U.S. policy is creating an opening for China in the Middle East, which Beijing is exploiting skillfully.
China: A Major Power in the Middle East?
5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike Asia
March 12, 2014
5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike Asia
Putin has warned that U.S. action over Ukraine would have a boomerang effect. Will the target be Asia?
5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike Asia
Russia Is Doomed
March 05, 2014
Russia Is Doomed
Don’t be fooled by Putin’s façade; the pillars of Russian power are steadily declining.
Russia Is Doomed
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
February 27, 2014
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Iraq saw China's focus expand beyond energy cooperation.
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
“Responsibility to Protect” Can’t Save Syria
February 01, 2014
“Responsibility to Protect” Can’t Save Syria
R2P is just too sweeping to be practical, including in Syria. It’s time to search for more realistic options.
“Responsibility to Protect” Can’t Save Syria
The Dangers of Excluding Iran From Geneva II
January 22, 2014
The Dangers of Excluding Iran From Geneva II
By not inviting Iran to the Syria summit, the UN has guaranteed Tehran will have not stake in its outcome.
The Dangers of Excluding Iran From Geneva II
China Lifts Ban on Lady Gaga
January 20, 2014
China Lifts Ban on Lady Gaga
Plus, President Xi Jinping will attend the Sochi Olympics in Russia. Monday China links.
China Lifts Ban on Lady Gaga
Why Are Americans Suddenly Pessimistic About the Future of US Power?
December 05, 2013
Why Are Americans Suddenly Pessimistic About the Future of US Power?
Pew Research findings show that isolationism reaches new highs as perceptions of US power reach new lows.
Why Are Americans Suddenly Pessimistic About the Future of US Power?
India’s Syria Juggling Act
November 14, 2013
India’s Syria Juggling Act
An invitation to take part in Geneva-II talks may actually force India to choose sides.
India’s Syria Juggling Act
US Power Can Withstand Some Dysfunction
November 07, 2013
US Power Can Withstand Some Dysfunction
America has some substantial advantages over its nearest rivals, which won’t quickly be eroded by Washington dysfunction.
US Power Can Withstand Some Dysfunction
Syria and the Capping of Executive War Powers
October 07, 2013
Syria and the Capping of Executive War Powers
Syria may have been a bridge too far for untrammeled executive war powers. That’s good for democracy.
Syria and the Capping of Executive War Powers
Does Syria Hold Lessons for North Korea?
October 07, 2013
Does Syria Hold Lessons for North Korea?
Of course there are differences, but could a Syria-like trade work on the peninsula?
Does Syria Hold Lessons for North Korea?
Japan May Help Remove Syria’s Chemical Weapons
September 27, 2013
Japan May Help Remove Syria’s Chemical Weapons
The Abe administration is considering sending personnel or equipment to OPCW’s Syria mission.
Japan May Help Remove Syria’s Chemical Weapons
What Iran Really Learned from the Syrian Crisis
September 20, 2013
What Iran Really Learned from the Syrian Crisis
Congressional opposition to the US-Russian deal on Syria underscores the scale of Obama’s challenge on Iran.
What Iran Really Learned from the Syrian Crisis
Why Does China Still Play Second Fiddle?
September 19, 2013
Why Does China Still Play Second Fiddle?
Despite its achievements, China is not yet ready to take on more responsibility in international affairs.
Why Does China Still Play Second Fiddle?
Is America Actually War-Weary?
September 19, 2013
Is America Actually War-Weary?
Are the public, military, or policymakers the ones who have lost the passion for war in the US?
Is America Actually War-Weary?
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