Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  1. Managing a World of Great Powers

    Javier Solana

    Managing a World of Great Powers


     says that rivalry among the US, Russia, and China need not block collaboration on major challenges.

    Globe centered on Asia

    Great-power competition – like that playing out today among a long-dominant US, a more active Russia, and a rising China – is nothing new. But its persistence does not – indeed, must not – prevent cooperation on major security issues, like the crisis in Syria. READ MORE

  2. Can the Islamic State Unify Europe?

    Hans-Werner Sinn

    Can the Islamic State Unify Europe?


     wants EU leaders to shift their focus from risky fiscal integration to necessary political union.

    David Cameron and François Hollande in Paris. Number 10/Flickr

    If recent events have taught us anything, it is that the biggest threats to the EU stem not from inadequate fiscal risk-sharing, but from insufficient coordination on foreign-policy and security challenges. That is why, instead of continuing to push for unbalanced fiscal integration, the EU must pursue political union. READ MORE

  3. Argentina’s Fresh Start

    Andrés Velasco
  4. Iran’s Syrian Power Grab and Saudi Arabia

    Nawaf Obaid

    Iran’s Syrian Power Grab and Saudi Arabia


     delves into the history behind the conflict between the Middle East's leading Shia and Sunni powers.

    Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran. Dirk Waem/Belga via ZUMA Press

    Inviting Iran to the next round of talks on the Syria crisis in Vienna, Austria, has far-reaching implications. In fact, Iran’s current government is attempting to overthrow a balance of power that has endured for some 1,400 years – and Saudi Arabia, as the cradle of the Muslim world, will not allow it. READ MORE

  5. The Pakistani Nuclear Deal That Wasn’t

    Shahid Javed Burki

    The Pakistani Nuclear Deal That Wasn’t


     draws back the curtain on a ham-fisted US effort to constrain Pakistan's weapons program.

    Flag of Pakistan.

    Recently, it came to light that the US was attempting to negotiate with Pakistan a deal to constrain the Pakistanis’ fast-growing nuclear weapons program. But, while any move toward non-proliferation may seem like a positive step, in this case the effort has had some dangerous unintended consequences. READ MORE

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