Carla Anne Robbins says, "The drone war isn't going away. As the U.S. slashes budgets, the lethality and cost-effectiveness of drone strikes will likely make them an even more attractive option. But that doesn't mean the current policy is wise or even sustainable."
After more than a decade of war and several years of a deep financial crisis, many Americans are asking whether the country should focus more of its attention—and more of its resources—at home. That said, the impulse to lead is still strong in both political parties and most polls show that Americans still feel both a moral and strategic imperative to remain fully engaged in the world.
Carla Robbins argues that ignoring the Kremlin and putting current U.S.-Russia relations on pause is not an option worth pursuing. She stresses the importance of publicly warning Russia of the damage done to its global reputation through current policies, and the need to engage with Russia in areas of common interest, such as Iran.
Kathryn Rooney Vera, strategist for Bulltick Capital Markets, and Carla Anne Robbins, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talk about the outlook Venezuela's presidential election on April 14 between Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles Radonski. They speak with Trish Regan and Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)
Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, Gordon Chang, author of "Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World," and Carla Robbins, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talk about the risk of war on the Korean peninsula. They speak with Adam Johnson and Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)