The U.S. government must improve its ability to help its partners defend themselves or, if necessary, fight alongside U.S. troops.
As the United States must not abandon the thousands of Iraqis currently risking their lives to work alongside our soldiers, diplomats, and aid workers. The Obama Administration cannot wait until the final hours of the withdrawal to address this moral imperative.
CFR expert Daniel Markey, who just returned from a trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan, discusses current U.S. policy toward the region.
Listen to CFR expert Daniel Markey, just returned from a trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan, discuss current U.S. policy toward the region.
Listen to Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, walk through the Department of Defense's review of national defense strategy and priorities.
Watch Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, walk through the Department of Defense's review of national defense strategy and priorities.
Joseph S. Nye Jr. discusses the U.S. military base in Okinawa and the U.S. alliance with Japan.
This Center for a New American Security paper, discusses the signficance of the U.S. intelligence community to the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan and recommends a reorientation of focus from the "enemy" to the Afghan people.
Richard C. Holbrooke outlines U.S. policy toward Afghanistan following President Barack Obama's address at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
President Obama says Pakistan is crucial to the success of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. But five Pakistani experts argue the Pakistan part of Obama's strategy is flawed.
Michele Flournoy, Brigadier General John "Mick" Nicholson, Director of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell, Joint Staff, and Paul Jones, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Department of State provide a special briefing on Afghanistan at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington D.C..
CFR's top defense policy expert Stephen Biddle says President Obama's announcement of a date for U.S. forces to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan could draw fire from wary Democrats, but also conveys that the U.S. "is uncomfortable with long stays."
U.S. President Barack Obama's new Afghan strategy is expected to include an influx of more than thirty thousand troops and an exit plan. He faces the challenge of selling this approach to war-weary publics.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More