After centuries of being played against one another, the Central Asian states have linked arms to advance their common welfare.
The proposed military branch is not just a stunt or a campaign promise. It is a path to a better future.
History has shown that a U.S. policy that relies on Chinese pressure on North Korea will fail, and that progress toward peace can only be achieved despite Beijing’s involvement, not because of it.
Suddenly, Russia has emerged as the Middle East's indispensable nation.
Just how durable is the Iranian economy, really? As the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran marks its one-year anniversary, that’s the question many policymakers in Washington are asking.
Resetting the U.S.-China relationship
Taking stock, and taking action
Shifting paradigms in U.S.-China relations
Party power and repression in the age of AI
U.S. foreign policy in an era of Chinese competition
On the heels of his controversial decision to pull out of Syria and abandon the Kurds, our close allies in the fight against the Islamic State, the President’s move to cap Iraqi refugees is sure to raise further doubts about why people in foreign lands should risk their lives to work with the United States.
Beijing won’t tolerate dissent at home. But when foreigners criticize its geopolitical tactics, it listens.
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