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.
As the Trump administration determines its path forward, it is imperative that it recognize the height of the stakes in Syria and operationalize there the national security and defense strategies it has articulated.
May 1, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanAt some point this year the President will almost have to either restore sanctions and end U.S. participation in the agreement or succeed in forging some kind of acceptable compromise that will place additional limits on Iran.
April 26, 2018A flurry of concern has grown over what is being referred to as China’s “sharp power” efforts in Europe—that is, influencing efforts disguised as soft power that hinge on manipulation and covert activity.