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Richard Haass

Finding True North in a Nonpolar World

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Kyle Hutzler

There is an ideological conflict at play between the West and China, but the irony is that what the West confronts in China is a state without an ideology at all.

Cooperating With China to Contain North Korea

Donald Gross | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Donald Gross

As much as some U.S. policymakers and most American experts detest diplomacy with Pyongyang, they now face a pressing issue that has upended their earlier calculations. The U.S. must rely on diplomacy once again.

H.G. Wells and Defending the "Restoration Doctrine"

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Michael Singh's parochial critique in Foreign Policy Magazine entitled "'Restoration' is Not an Option: Why America Can't Afford to Lead From Behind",...

The Afghan Commitment America Needs

Richard N. Haass | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

The president just announced that "it is time to focus on nation-building at home." He is right. This is a strategic investment in our future competitiveness and capacity to lead; it is not isolationist.

Terrorism Concerns After Bin Laden

Richard N. Haass | Posted 07.02.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

The killing of Osama bin Laden constitutes a significant victory over global terrorism. But it is a milestone, not a turning point, in what remains an ongoing struggle without a foreseeable end.

What Next in Libya?

Richard N. Haass | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

Foreign policy must be about priorities. The United States cannot do everything everywhere. This consideration argued for avoiding military intervention in Libya; now it argues for limiting the current intervention drastically.

My Conversation With Richard Haass

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tavis Smiley

2011-03-24-smileyhaasspull.gif The debate over U.S. military action in Libya continues tonight with my conversation with Council on Foreign Policy President, Richard Haass.

Obama Policies Not Matching Reality. Time to Pull His Nobel Prize and Elect a Non-Interventionist

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

Obama's attack in Libya is as ill advised and mismanaged as his Afghanistan surge or his domestic stimulus-spending circus. Without the approval of t...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmakers Planning Meeting To Explore Alternatives In Afghan War

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Republican lawmakers who have been outspoken on the war in Afghanistan are trying to push their party to start debating alternativ...

Richard Haass: Let's Un-Surge In Afghanistan

Wall Street Journal | RICHARD N. HAASS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration has completed its third review in two years of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan. It argues the current approach is...

Afghan War Raises Questions of Coverage In The U.S.

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American networks each generally have one correspondent in Kabul at all times, sometimes working on a freelance basis. The office space in Kabul is a ...

How to Read WikiLeaks

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

The latest leak of some 250,000 documents by WikiLeaks does not appear to constitute a national security crisis, although it will cause more than a little near-term awkwardness for the United States and its partners.

Tom Donilon: The Last Best Hope to Help Obama Make Vital Strategic Leaps

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After the announcement that Tom Donilon would succeed General Jim Jones as President Obama's National Security Adviser, Donilon went from being the busiest man in the White House to the even-busier busiest man. This is good, and bad, news.

The Road to Cordoba

Scott Malcomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Malcomson

At the Council on Foreign Relations yesterday morning, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf tried to turn crisis into opportunity, specifically an opportunity to broadcast the message of Islamic moderation.

Ben Craw

WATCH Joe Scarborough Takes On Newt Gingrich Mosque Comments: 'It's Deplorable, It Is Sick Politics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough has devoted much of his program's airtime so far this week to criticizing Newt Gingrich over the former House Speak...

Wikileaks -- After the Gold Rush, What Then?

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

I have seen plenty of leaked material over my career and I know that 'leaked' adds a patina of mystery and capital-I Importance to documents that is sometimes not deserved.

Biden Dances the Tough Dances

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

With occasional blind spots aside, Biden's policy breadth is impressive compared to virtually anyone else on the Obama team. Only Bob Gates comes close to Biden's versatility -- and even there, Biden wins hands down.

Richard Haass In Newsweek: Rethink Afghanistan

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After nearly nine years of war, however, continued or increased U.S. involvement in Afghanistan isn't likely to yield lasting improvements that would ...

Movement to Rethink the Afghanistan War Gains Traction

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Newsweek's cover is just the latest sign that opposition to this brutal, costly war is now the norm, and American policy-makers had better take notice. Public opposition for to this war has exploded.

Richard Haass In Newsweek: Rethink Afghanistan Because Nation Building Is Not Working And We're Not Winning

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico's Mike Allen reports in his Playbook today that the new issue of Newsweek will feature a major cover story by Richard Haass called "Rethinkin...

Defending Michael Steele From War-Hungry RNC Members & Pentagon-Hugging Dems

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

This knee-jerk criticism of Michael Steele is wrong-headed by the Dems -- and all too predictable from neoconservatives like Bill Kristol. The recklessness is Kristol's -- and the hubris the DNC's.

McChrystal Removal Opens Door for Sweeping Afghan Policy Review

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

The president was wise to act swiftly to replace his theater commander; he should act no less decisively in reviewing the policy. The focus should be on scaling back U.S. military presence in Central Asia.

Gates's Welcome Take on Iran Realities

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

The Gates memo is right to focus attention on the real choices. It is ultimately Iran, far more than Afghanistan, Iraq, or even Pakistan, that is likely to prove the most significant strategic challenge for this president.

Terrorism and Technology: Strange Bedfellows in the Digital Age

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James D. Zirin

So what fate awaits us behind the opaque portal of technology, the lady or the tiger? Is the Internet our salvation or our undoing now that terrorism has become the Achilles heel of Western civilization?

Iran: The Limits to Sanctions

Richard N. Haass | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard N. Haass

Absent a change of heart in Iran -- or better yet a change of government in Tehran -- the world will soon reach the long-predicted fork in the road: military action or accepting to live with a nuclear Iran.