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IRAN AND THE UNITED STATES CAN'T SEE EACH OTHER CLEARLY

Domestic political dynamics in the two countries risk fueling a cycle of escalation. Meanwhile, the odds of a diplomatic resolution...

GETTING REAL ABOUT IRAN

Washington's new emphasis on regional security and its efforts to contain Iran largely fit the circumstances, although its alienation...

 
 
 

NO ACCOUNTABILITY FOR WAR CRIMES IN SRI LANKA

Hopes fade for a reckoning with the atrocities of the civil war.

PHANTOM PERIL IN THE ARCTIC

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has embraced Arctic alarmism with a vengeance. This is drawing the United States...

 
 
 

CLIMATE CHANGE DOESN'T HAVE TO STOKE CONFLICT

Politics matter more than the environment when it comes to war and peace.

COMPETITIVENESS: A DANGEROUS OBSESSION

The competitive metaphor, the image of countries competing with each other in world markets in the same way that corporations do, derives...

 
 
 

REFLECTIONS ON CONTAINMENT

George Kennan's "X" article, published in these pages more than 45 years ago, outlined for the United States a "doctrine of perpetual...

JAPAN IS BACK

Japan's prime minister speaks openly about the mistakes he made in his first term, Abenomics, Japan's wartime record (and his own controversial...

 
 
 

TRUMP'S GIFT TO JAPAN

The Japanese government's limited strategy of “Trump management” has worked so far. But in the future, Tokyo will have to do more to...

JAPAN'S CAUTIOUS HAWKS

The election of the hawkish Shinzo Abe as Japan's prime minister has the world worrying that Tokyo is about to part with its pacifist...

 
 
 

BATTLE-READY JAPAN?

Much of the alarmism over Japan's new national security tilt is misplaced. A balanced interpretation must not dwell only on Abe's personal...

NO GRAND BARGAIN

The recently concluded "comfort women" deal between Japan and South Korea will provide a modest boost to a bilateral relationship.

 
 
 

ABE'S VICTORY AND CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION

Japan's road to constitutional revision is much more complicated than Shinzo Abe's recent electoral victory suggests.

THE UNITED STATES IS NOT ENTITLED TO LEAD THE WORLD

That the United States should lead the world is often taken for granted. But the United States shouldn't always be at the head of the...

 
 
 

THE UNITED STATES CAN'T QUIT ON THE UN

Washington must shape the trajectory of UN agencies, beginning with the WHO. But U.S. withdrawal from the UN empowers only China.

DIRE STRAITS

Experts respond to Richard Haass and David Sacks' article "American Support for Taiwan Must Be Unambiguous"

 
 
 

THE TRANSFORMATION OF DIPLOMACY

U.S. diplomacy is badly broken, but it is not beyond repair. It must be reinvented for a new era.

SHOULD THE UNITED STATES WORK WITH RUSSIA IN SYRIA?

We surveyed the experts on whether the United States should work with Russia to fight ISIS.

 
 
 

CONFRONTING IRAN

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, lays out the Trump Administration's foreign policy toward Iran.

AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY ADRIFT

Mike Pompeo has outlined a foreign policy based on realism and a careful articulation of American interests. Unfortunately, the policies...

 
 
 



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