The New Yorker examines the divergent foreign policy views of the major Democratic presidential candidates.
U.S. policy toward Africa under President Bush has stressed development and humanitarian aid. But recent U.S. military action in Somalia raises the specter of a more intrusive approach, particularly in the Horn of Africa. Is it a harbinger of things to come?
Arnaud de Borchgrave's commentary in the Washington Times on if the U.S. can get out of Iraq via Iran.
More than forty African heads of state are in Beijing for a summit to expand China-Africa cooperation. The summit occurs amid growing concern about the consequences of China’s “strictly business” approach to Africa.
CFR President Richard Haass discusses his latest Foreign Affairs article on the emergence of a new era in the Middle East.
Counterterrorism expert Bruce Hoffman discusses the White House's new National Strategy for Combatting Terrorism, which he says is imperfect, but a substantial improvement on its predecessor.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More