Secretary of Defense James Mattis is fond of pointing out, “The enemy gets a vote.” However masterful a maneuver the United States executes, the impact depends on how the adversary responds, and not just on what the United States has done.
May 14, 2018
| William Alan ReinschUnder the circumstances, it would be smart for us cynics not to ignore the little voice in the back of our minds saying, “Maybe he’s right.” Time will tell, but at this point we should not rule out the possibility, however painful that might be.
May 11, 2018
| Kartikeya Singh, Anit Mukherjee The outcome of Karnataka elections, therefore, matters beyond narrow political considerations, not only for its 65 million people but for India as a whole.
May 11, 2018
| Amy Searight, Brian HardingThe result will have significant implications for Malaysian foreign policy and Malaysia’s role in the world, but it will take time for these changes to become clear.
Failing to assign the same weight to obesity as the global community does to undernutrition curbs our collective health, financial well-being, and stability in wealthy, middle-income, and poor nations alike.
It would be naïve to think that Russia would not seize on these developments as opportunities to sow discord within and between the world’s democracies. But unlike China, Russia has failed to invest in deeper relationships in Latin America that last over time.
May 9, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanNone of the eight goals seem likely to be negotiable with the Iranian government. Moreover, many may not win meaningful support from European allies. As a result, they effectively give the United States and its allies a "mission impossible."
There are proactive high-level diplomatic steps that the United States and others can and should initiate today to improve the immediate health and humanitarian situation inside North Korea, while planning for the future.