Instead of containing terrorists, the illegal and immoral drone warfare has increased extremist recruiting that can destabilize Pakistan and in the long term can target the U.S.
Weakened power over opinion raises the cost and lowers the probability of achieving everything the U.S. attempts in foreign policy. Getting our own house in order, setting an enviable example, best serves domestic and foreign policy objectives.
More children are remaining in orphanages for longer periods of time, thereby incurring the increased developmental and psychic harm that comes from being institutionalized, while also diminishing their prospects for ever moving into a permanent family.
Make no mistake about it, our allies are fearful because they are wondering, in light of America's twists and turns and indecisiveness, whether they can count on the historic protection which has been inherent in the relationship with the U.S.
A critical shift in policy has been manifested by including the staunchest ally of Assad's government in the Geneva II conference to be held before the end of the year, the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Only when Palestinians are known and their rights are fully recognized will the US feel the need to press for balanced peace that recognizes the rights and needs of Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.
In Washington, war and preparations for war remain the options of choice, no matter the traffic jam of U.S. military disasters in this century.
The United States has been at war for well over a decade now. Yet the recent debate over Syria evoked expressions of concern in Washington that Americans were once more turning their backs on the world.
The recent government shutdown has prompted many to contemplate a world in which the United States hasn't so much disappeared but collapsed in on itself. Would the world be better off? How one answers this question depends a great deal on who one is.
The ICCPR review is one of the rare opportunities where the U.S. discusses its human rights record and can be held accountable for its international commitments. Postponing the review has negative repercussions both domestically and internationally.
TB anywhere is TB everywhere. As an airborne disease that can be spread through the simple of act of coughing, our decision makers have an obligation to heed the evidence and ramp up our slowing fight against an ancient disease, before its control spins out of our grasp.
Obsolete and entangling alliances have indeed kept the United States "in" these regions with a significant military presence long after the Cold War ended.
By losing our influence with Cairo, the United States is on a path to becoming marginalized in this critical part of the world. Leaders in other American allies, including Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are frustrated by Washington's unwillingness to assist itself in the Middle East.
Asia still holds a "distant third" place in Washington's diplomatic priorities behind Europe and the Middle East, in spite of the Obama administra...
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.