Washington's military plans and tactics since 9/11 have been a spectacular train wreck. But lessons learned from the collapse of war policy? Don't count on it.
Iran is out maneuvering and out witting the United States and the West at almost every twist and turn. The reason is simple -- and sad.
The Obama administration's decision to impose sanctions on Egypt's military-appointed government following the killing of 51 anti-military protestors in Egypt illustrates the U.S.' limited leverage on one of its closest allies in the Middle East and North Africa.
The nature of design is to synthesize disparate perspectives and create a richer end product through collaboration and iteration.
When small children want something to go away, they close their eyes. Poof! The monster disappears. The spoonful of spinach vanishes. The spilled milk evaporates. Except that they don't. U.S policymakers indulge in a similar variety of child's play called collapsism.
If the United States government cannot pass a budget and (more alarmingly) its legislative leaders would risk a global economic disaster to extract policy concessions from its president, can America still be counted on to be a strong ally, a willing partner, a global leader?
I believe that online education can and should have more of a role in university degree programs, but how to optimally do so needs to be carefully thought through.
"The situation in Egypt in terms of the objective, day-to-day circumstances of living, have been difficult for a long time and they became more difficult after the revolution and removal of Mubarak. But returning to the security state is precisely the wrong answer."
History is change. Unless the United States does something radically different or unless the Chinese miracle of operating a booming economy in a repressive society implodes, the question is when China will surpass us economically. Not whether.
The impact of romance on international affairs could never have been more evident than during the Congress of Vienna in 1814/15, an episode still hailed as one of the most important diplomatic events in modern history.
At a small gathering in Los Angeles recently, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, expressed optimism about the ...
While Hagel clearly has his views of the world informed in part by a lifetime as a card-carrying Republican, he has shown himself to be the 'quiet do-er,' just getting things done.
Given the rise of a political force that fundamentally distrusts government and seeks to limit its capabilities and resources, perhaps foreign policy deserves more attention.
It is reported that Iran will offer a new nuclear proposal at this meeting, which probably will constitute the most important and serious round of negotiations in recent history.
Most Americans focus only on what their home media provide them -- spectacular terrorist violence or swashbuckling U.S. military responses to it -- without any historical context and little relation of current events to past happenings, even those occurring only a short time ago.
The world needs to stand united against nuclear weapons and finishing the job on the CTBT is a strong and relatively simple place to start.