June 11, 2018
| William Alan ReinschThe president may think this is a winning strategy for our country, but we end up losers like everybody else. When we treat the rules as suggestions that can be ignored, then others will follow our lead to our detriment.
While the United States should consider the potential contribution of a larger U.S. presence in Europe on the merits, it should approach these issues in a way that strengthens NATO’s cohesion and solidarity.
June 5, 2018
| Gustavo TarreThere cannot be free elections if there is no separation of powers to keep one branch of government from undue control of political life and the election process. This lack of balance makes a clean election impossible.
June 4, 2018
| Amy SearightSecretary Mattis did as much as one could hope for a U.S. secretary of defense to convey reassuring themes and messages about the United States’ continued commitment to the region and to Southeast Asia in particular.
June 4, 2018
| Richard M. RossowOn June 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India delivered a keynote address at the International Institute for Strategic Studies –hosted “Shangri-La Dialogue 2018” in Singapore. While his presence was historic, there was some issues left unanswered.
May 31, 2018
| Frank A. Verrastro, Andrew J. StanleyWhile higher oil prices have provided Venezuela with an economic lifeline in the past, the dramatic collapse of production and exports makes it increasingly impossible for even such revenue inflows to alter Venezuela’s fate.
In a frenemy foreign policy world, where all favors and actions are considered in the context of an ongoing and uncertain negotiation over myriad issues, let’s hope this complexity does not come back to bite us.
May 29, 2018
| William Alan ReinschOur global leadership is continuously under challenge from many directions, most notably China right now, and if we lose our lead, it might well be for good. That means we need to pay close attention to getting innovation right.