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.
Richard Haass writes on what President Obama accomplished with his speech on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan at West Point.
The Obama administration is right that the United States can safely cut some of its nuclear arsenal, but it must retain the right capabilities.
Max Boot, CFR senior fellow for national security studies, discusses U.S. strategy in Afghanistan online with Politico readers.
With waning public support at home, writes Mort Rosenblum, European leaders face the challenge of standing firm to their commitment in Afghanistan.
Senator John Kerry (D-MA) speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington D.C. on Afghanistan.
Maryanne Kivlehan-Wise, James Mulvenon, and Mark Stokes discuss China's security future.
Stephen Biddle testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services on the options before the U.S. in Afghanistan.
The coordinator of President Barack Obama's original Afghan policy, Bruce Riedel, says political and security changes in Afghanistan and "sticker shock" in Washington have contributed to delays in carrying out a new U.S. military strategy.
As President Barack Obama ponders his next move in Afghanistan, civilian and military strategists are pushing different approaches on the way forward in a war soon to become America's longest.
Segal offers recommendations for cooperation on issues such as encryption, data localization, and cybersecurity.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
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