June 1, 2006
The recent nuclear deal concluded between the Bush administration and the government of India has highlighted tensions between two widely held American foreign policy objectives: strength…
The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America’s relationship with Turkey—a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country—more important than ever.
June 18, 2006
The contentious July 2006 Mexican presidential election has placed Mexico squarely back on the U.S. foreign policy agenda.
Following months of unrest in which supporters of Manuel Lópe…
November 27, 2006
Hugo Chávez poses a challenge to U.S. interests in the Americas.
Just how much of a challenge, though, is a matter of disagreement among experts. With Venezuelan oil revenues soaring a…
April 3, 2007
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country, the home of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest Muslim population, and one of the world’s leading oil producers.
While Nigeria has the potential to …
June 5, 2008
Syria has more often than not represented a problem for U.S. foreign policy.
Its unwillingness to make peace with Israel, close ties to Iran, political and military interference in Leb…
July 10, 2008
Pakistan constitutes one of the most important and difficult challenges facing U.S. foreign policy. What is at stake is considerable by any measure. Pakistan is the world's second-most-po…
January 8, 2009
North Korea poses difficult challenges for U.S. foreign policy. It possesses nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them, and despite some progress, it is by no means clear that the ongo…
April 21, 2009
The oceans have long been a critical arena for international relations. Before there was air travel and instantaneous communication, people, goods, and ideas traveled the world by ship. F…
October 25, 2009
No region of the world today is more dynamic than Asia. Across the continent, booming countries have built engines of economic growth that have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty…