Issues / War & Peace
The costs of fixing America's nuclear vulnerabilities may be high, but the price of doing too little may prove far greater.
Since September 11, the United Nations has gained a rare prominence in Washington's calculations.
Afghanistan's complex and violent tribal and ethnic politics has swallowed up great powers before. It remains to be seen whether the United States will become the next victim.
To reach its public diplomacy goals, the U.S. will need to master the tools of intercultural and public communication.
Some new policies resemble extremism more than the values our country was founded upon.
In the vaguely defined international coalition in the "war against terrorism" India and Pakistan occupy perhaps the most uncomfortable positions.
Just when it looked the Central Asian countries were facing the growing joint political hegemony of Russia and China in the region, the events of September 11 opened the door to an increased and indefinite-term U.S. military presence.
There are many valid critiques of U.S. policy toward Iraq before, during, and after the Gulf War. Failing to invade and overthrow the Iraqi government, however, is not one of them.
With the new conflict in Iraq, the stakes for the future U.S. role in the world could not be higher.
The radical Islamist message falls on fertile ground.