The biggest threat to America's security and prosperity comes not from abroad but from within, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass in this provocative book.
President, Council on Foreign Relations
U.S. foreign policy; international security; globalization; Asia; Middle East
Richard N. Haass contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of two wars between the United States and Iraq involving the two presidents Bush and Saddam Hussein, and writes an authoritative, personal account of how U.S. foreign policy is made, what it should seek, and how it should be pursued.
A description of an unprecedented moment in which the United States has a chance to bring about a world where most people are safe, free, and can enjoy a decent standard of living.
Richard N. Haass argues that President Obama's foreign policy will likely resemble that of George H.W. Bush.
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Richard N. Haass discusses the difficulties surrounding dissent in policymaking.
CFR President Richard N. Haass, whose latest book explores President George W. Bush's "war of choice" in Iraq, says he is concerned that President Obama may be turning the Afghanistan war into a "war of choice" too.
Richard N. Haass argues that "criminalizing legitimate policy differences will paralyze the conduct of foreign policy."
Richard N. Haass writes on the American policy of isolating Cuba: "Things are changing in Cuba, however slowly. The United States should be a part of shaping their direction."
Richard N. Haass urges the United States to take part in peace talks between Syria and Israel. He writes: "Damascus is signaling that it's ready to negotiate a separate peace with Israel. It won't happen without America's help. The silent treatment has to stop."
Richard Haass looks at how President Obama might handle the extraordinary constraints he faces and what that means for the rest of the world.
Richard N. Haass writes, "Israel needs a successful Palestinian state almost as much as the Palestinians do if it is to remain democratic, Jewish, prosperous and secure."
Richard N. Haass discusses Iran's nuclear program and the Obama administration's options for diplomacy.
Richard Haass and Martin Indyk argue that Obama "can capitalise on new opportunities rather than be overwhelmed by old realities in this critical and troubled region."
Richard Haass writes that "Americans must accept China's rise. There's no guarantee we could prevent it anyway, and the attempt would only worsen the rivalry."
To be successful in the Middle East, the Obama administration will need to move beyond Iraq, find ways to deal constructively with Iran, and forge a final-status Israeli-Palestinian agreement.
Experts from the Council on Foreign Relations and the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution propose a new, nonpartisan Middle East strategy drawing on the lessons of past failures to address both the short- and long-term challenges to U.S. interests.
Richard Haass writes that "what happens in the economic realm will spill over into the political and strategic ones."
CFR President Richard N. Haass, who worked on previous presidential transitions, says that given the current world situation, he believes the first priority for President-elect Barack Obama lies in "the financial and economic side," and that "the near-term foreign policy challenges are probably Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, [and] a little bit of Iraq."
Richard Haass writes that "the United States cannot dominate, much less dictate, and expect that others will follow."
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Richard N. Haass discusses foreign policy differences between the two presidential candidates.
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Dealing with Iran and its nuclear program will be an urgent priority for the next president
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Dr. Richard Haass joins Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs director Graham Allison in the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard University for a conversation on U.S. foreign policy.