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October 7, 2020

U.S. Foreign Policy
Losing the Long Game

An insider’s perspective on why U.S. policymakers repeatedly underestimate the costs and consequences of intervention to both the United States and the people of the Middle East.

Losing the Long Game by Phil Gordon

September 30, 2020

Cybersecurity
What’s Wrong With the Clean Network Initiative? China Can’t Join It

The United States and its democratic allies don't necessarily need a "clean" network but a "trusted" one where they commit to not censor traffic, agree to shared privacy protections, and strengthen m…

The logos of mobile apps, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Netflix, are displayed on a screen in this illustration picture taken December 3, 2019.

September 28, 2020

China
The Future of “Clean Cloud”

Under the Trump administration's Clean Network Program, Chinese cloud service providers will come under greater scrutiny.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department.

September 1, 2002

Human Rights
The Ideas That Conquered the World

Read an excerpt of The Ideas That Conquered the World. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, three ideas dominate the world: peace as the preferred basis for relations between countries, democr…

March 1, 2000

Europe and Eurasia
The New European Diasporas

The European upheavals of the twentieth century have left in their wake a series of national minorities in Eastern Europe. These “new diasporas” have been created by the movement not of people, but o…

September 8, 2020

United States
Winners and Losers of the Pandemic Economy

While it is true that bullish equity markets are out of step with the historic contraction in the real economy, to say that they are disconnected from it misses the point. In fact, the lofty valuatio…

S&P 500 trading screens are displayed at the Nasdaq building in Times Square as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus in New York City.

July 1, 1998

Russia
The New Russian Foreign Policy

Read an excerpt of The New Russian Foreign Policy. Nothing is more important for the security of Europe and the peace of the world than the foreign policy of the new Russia, which remains the worl…

January 1, 1996

Democracy
Post-Communism

How have the twenty-seven countries that emerged from communist rule between 1989 and 1992 fared since then? Postcommunism: Four Perspectives offers distinctive analyses by four leading scholars of p…

September 11, 2020

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Foreign Policy Is AWOL

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: For all of its surprises, 2020 is shaping up as a traditional campaign year in one important respec…

Two people in masks walk by a mural of the U.S. flag in Ocean Beach, California.

September 11, 2020

Afghanistan
What to Know About the Afghan Peace Negotiations

The Center for Preventive Action has compiled an accessible overview of the Afghan peace negotiations, including the U.S.-Taliban agreement, the U.S.-Afghan government joint declaration, and the ongo…

An Afghan man walks past a wall painted with a photo of U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 13, 2020.