Issues / War & Peace
The U.S. recently made the case that Russia is in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, but it needs to look in the mirror, too.
Unthinkable? Perhaps, but it’s entirely plausible that Vladimir Putin could attack a NATO country with nuclear weapons and emerge victorious.
Washington's major limitation towards Russia is not a lack of military leadership, but a lack of moral leadership.
Alternatives exist to airstrikes and boots on the ground when dealing with a threat such as the Islamic State.
Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.
According to the New York Times, the campaign that the U.S. has initiated against the Islamic State has no immediate precedents.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic's vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.
Vladimir Putin is not reviving the Cold War. Rather, the U.S. failed to end it when it had the chance.
But a state other than the United States might be a better choice to assume operational leadership.