Friday, February 27, 2015
  1. China’s Dual-Track Challenge

    Andrew Sheng, ET AL
  2. The DNA of German Foreign Policy

    Frank-Walter Steinmeier

    The DNA of German Foreign Policy

     defines the three main external challenges facing Europe's largest economy.

    Merkel Germany sitting Jim LoScalzo/ZumaPress

    The basic tenets of Germany's foreign policy – close partnership with France within a united Europe and a strong transatlantic alliance in terms of both security and economic cooperation – have withstood the test of time. But now Germany must address three key challenges: crisis management, the changing global order, and its position within Europe. READ MORE

  3. ISIS in America

    Christopher R. Hill

    ISIS in America


     worries that political polarization in the US is impeding an effective response in the Middle East.

    Obama walking blue suit Win Mcnamee/ZumaPress

    While the fight between the Islamic State and the forces arrayed against it rages in the Middle East, another brutal battle is brewing in the US over who is winning the war. In America these days, all issues – whatever and wherever – soon fall into the maw of the country's polarized domestic politics. READ MORE

  4. The Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time Republicans

    Elizabeth Drew
  5. The Rule of the Lawless

    Chris Patten

    The Rule of the Lawless


     warns that failure to defend international rules has given rogue leaders a free hand.

    Putin Russia sheepish face Pan Chaoyue/ZumaPress

    Nothing guarantees free societies' liberties as much as application of the rule of law with equal force to the governed and the governing. Unfortunately, these societies have failed to uphold international norms as well, exposing them to assaults by political leaders who ignore the rule of law at home. READ MORE

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