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Iran and the West: From Lose-Lose to Win-Win

Milad Jokar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Milad Jokar

As the United States is militarily moving away from the Middle East, it needs a long-term strategy to stabilize the region and for institution building. And as Iran is geopolitically central to the region, they both need to end the deadlock and find a way out of this crisis.

Obama, Holbrooke and The Dispensable Nation

Scott Malcomson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Books
Scott Malcomson

Foreign policy writing is not meant to be passionate. Perhaps for just that reason, in foreign affairs big personalities can look even bigger, and passion is spoken of in code phrases like "political will." Richard Holbrooke was one of those big personalities.

Former Adviser Sharply Criticizes Obama On Afghanistan War

The New York Times | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A new book by a former senior State Department policy expert paints a sharply critical picture of the Obama administration’s handling...

Ex-State Dept. Advisor: Obama Too Deferential to Military

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

The Holbrooke/Obama controversy is heating up again. One of Holbrooke's closest advisors, Vali Nasr, claims that Holbrooke tried to convince President Obama that the best solution to the Afghan conflict was to seek a diplomatic solution even while waging war.

Khan Goes to China -- Unusual Invitation for Man Who Has Never Been in Government

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Pakistan's emerging frontrunner in the next elections, Imran Khan has displayed in a remarkable first, his consummate skill as a rising statesman as well as politician.

Charlie Rose and His Iraq War Panel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

What appalled me was that Rose allowed key problems regarding Americans' perceptions of the Iraq adventure to be omitted from the discussion altogether.