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Sanctioning Russia may actually reduce its incentive to change course in Crimea.
Far from simply removing tariffs, the proposed “free trade” agreement between the United States and the European Union undermines representative democracy.
The Obama administration's nebulous "Pacific Pivot" is setting the stage for a superpower conflict in East Asia.
There are still significant challenges to reaching a permanent deal on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, but there's plenty of room to compromise.
U.S. foreign policy is anything but demilitarized. But where the Bush team saw every problem as a nail, the Obama team wields more than just a hammer.
Washington is threatening to withhold development aid unless El Salvador adopts economic policies that Salvadorans just voted against.
The Philippines and Vietnam are natural allies in their common territorial struggles against China. But they should leave Washington out of it.
Despite the Western claim that the dispute with Iran over nuclear research rests on it, the NPT is largely a means of maintaining Western nuclear-weapons superiority.
For North Korea to rise higher on the list of U.S. priorities, Washington policymakers will have to stop considering it in isolation.
Given the limits of its power and its own compromised relationship with international law, the U.S. isn't in a position to do much about Ukraine.