Ronald Reagan was no grand strategic theorist. But somehow the key elements of his approach -- a big military buildup, a campaign to delegitimize the Soviet Union, and especially the creation of SDI ("Star Wars") -- fit together to form a coherent strategic approach.
The GCC is in a predicament and a state of division, and is facing the shadow of disintegration, which is desired by Iran, Israel, and perhaps also the U.S. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's attacks on Saudi Arabia are but a part of the strategy to dismantle the GCC, to pave the way for the Iranian vision for a new security arrangement and alternative policy on Syria.
It may be too late for the U.S. administration to salvage Crimea in the short term. But crafting an energy strategy that bolsters future geopolitical security for Europe and Ukraine would exploit the homemade crevasse in Putin's armor.
Many commentators are comparing Russia's moves in the Crimea to the Soviet Union in the Cold War or to Nazi Germany before World War II. Yet, while Russia's actions are indefensible, these comparisons are far off the mark for understanding Russia today.
It's easy to be depressed and downright bitter about Vladimir Putin's Stalin-esque steamrollering of historical truth and his further obliteration of any remaining space for the free exchange of ideas. But I know a few other things that mitigate my sense of despair.
In the last 100 years, senators have held all-night sessions 35 times on everything from the Civil Rights Act to the Iraq War. This week, climate chan...
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Come election time, they say that Americans traditionally vote pocketbook issues over foreign policy. In today's global economy, though, it is getting harder to distinguish the two.
With the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising this week, refugees are still pouring into neighboring states, food is used as a weapon of war and peace talks are stalled -- perhaps forever.
It was for that 17-year-old boy who was tortured, beaten and raped with beer bottles and pissed on for just being himself. He was forced to say he was a pedophile. How can a 17-year-old boy be a pedophile?
While NASA's administration has stated that the deterioration of U.S.-Russian relations has not endangered the U.S. mission at the International Space Station, it is clear that the reliance on Russia as a manned space flight partner has serious risks attached to it.
United States should focus its efforts on first maintaining a strong, unified European coalition, and then working to engage other international partners to press Russia to desist from further threats or actions against Ukraine and to resolve the current standoff in Crimea.
NATO is preparing for its next summit meeting to be held in Cardiff in September. This summit cannot be the lackluster, business-as-usual kind of summit in Chicago two years ago.
The war on privacy is already over. We can stop discussing if and how corporations and the government will take our most personal possessions. It's ti...
Despite the centrality of international law to the ongoing crisis, there has been remarkably little substantive discussion regarding the precise conventions, norms, and principles of international law at issue.