President Obama was wise to replace General Stanley McChrystal as Afghan commander, but he should now mount a thorough review of the costly and uncertain nation-building policy in Afghanistan, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.
In this interview with General Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, and his top aides, journalist Michael Hastings offers a look at McChrystal's relationship with the White House and the war in Afghanistan.
Laura A. Hall and Gordon Adams say some of Secretary Gates's proposals for civilian international affairs capacity actually undercut civilian authorities and capabilities.
Stanley McChrystal, the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, spoke to Matthew Green, the Financial Times Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent, at his headquarters in Kabul on January 19.
General McChristal talks about the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan.
Leslie H. Gelb remembers Robert McNamara.
Micah Zenko argues, "The U.S. military wants to minimize civilian deaths from airstrikes in Afghanistan, but conditions on the ground won't let it.'
Admiral William Fallon speaks for the Council On Foreign Relations HBO History Makers Series Address.
Listen to William J. Fallon, former commander of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, reflect on his career and the lessons learned from the conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Watch William J. Fallon, former commander of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, reflect on his career and the lessons learned from the conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Max Boot discusses Defense Secretary Robert Gates's proposed defense agenda.
Robert M. Gates, a Cold War veteran selected to remain as defense secretary, has won bipartisan praise for his pragmatism and handling of the Pentagon amid two wars.
Michael Gerson discusses the tactics of Gen. David Petaeus.
Gen. David Petraeus has created a broad new agenda that echoes many of the sentiments expressed by Barack Obama, while seemingly strayingaway from the close military relationship that once paired him with President George W. Bush.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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