December 20, 2018
You aren’t alone if you’re feeling worn down as 2018 comes to a close. It’s been a trying year when it comes to the world scene. A seemingly unending parade of summits, crises, protests, and conflict…
October 22, 2018
Backgrounder examines the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which may now be imperiled by mutual suspicion between Russia and the United States.
October 21, 2018
Even calculating for the rising threat from China, leaving the INF puts the United States in a worse strategic position than if it were to stay in.
September 20, 2018
This article first appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com on September 13, 2018.
Almost two decades ago, I went to dinner at a restaurant called Peking in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo to celebrat…
August 22, 2018
You might think that the country with the most internet shutdowns is an authoritarian dictatorship in the mold of Belarus. You would be wrong.
June 15, 2018
If the President wants to use an arms build-up to advance arms control, he should take his cues from the Reagan record.
May 9, 2018
Tehran could respond to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal with cyber operations against U.S. companies. If it does, that might give the hawks in the White House the excuse they need to t…
April 27, 2018
The incoherence of Washington's Syria policy is a symptom of its failure to define a new role in the world.
April 25, 2018
Several weeks ago I wrote an "Expert Brief" for the Council on Foreign Relations titled "Time to Tighten the Screws on Cuba?" There I argued that the one-sided and unfortunate concessions the Obama a…
April 19, 2018
Syria is likely to remain a broken country for years to come. The latest strikes did not change that reality.