If Kyoto goes down, there will be serious collateral damage, a point that G.W. Bush's handlers have only recently begun to realize.
Issues / Energy
It's hard for Americans, even progressive Americans, to imagine a future in which the U.S. is no longer the "indispensable country."
Sustainable development a framework for reconciling key international goals, and it applies to national actions as well.
The ongoing struggle in Iran between Islamic reformers and Islamic hard-liners, along with struggles within the U.S. foreign policy establishment between hawks and those seeking accommodation, has left U.S.-Iranian relations in a state of flux.
Climate change may be one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century, because it pits the potential disruption of our global climate system against the future of a fossil fuel-based economy.
Securing the flow of affordable oil is a cornerstone of U.S. Middle East policy.