Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  1. Which Way for US Foreign Policy?

    Joseph S. Nye

    Which Way for US Foreign Policy?


     poses three fundamental questions regarding America's global role.

    White House front walkway with President Obama walking in.

    When US President Barack Obama spoke at the UN about countering the Islamic State, many of his critics complained that he put too much emphasis on diplomacy, and not enough on the use of force, with some even complaining about a return to isolationism. But partisan political rhetoric is no substitute for rigorous policy analysis. READ MORE

  2. Russia’s European Game in Syria

    Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Russia’s European Game in Syria


     argues that Vladimir Putin's latest military adventure is aimed at weakening Europe.

    Treads on armored tank.

    Vladimir Putin is an old-school imperialist, whose military intervention in Syria is partly designed to divert attention from his dismemberment of Ukraine. And his thinly veiled threats against the Baltic states, Poland, Finland, and now Turkey reveal a strategy that has as its chief goal the weakening of Europe. READ MORE

  3. Making R2P Work

    Sarah Brockmeier, ET AL

    Making R2P Work

    &  outline a plan for improving the world's record of protecting populations from mass-atrocity crimes.

    African mother with child in United Nations tent. United Nations Photo/Flickr

    A decade after 150 governments adopted the "Responsibility to Protect," the world's record in defending populations from mass-atrocity crimes remains grim. But the prevailing explanation for this failure – a conflict between “the West,” promoting intervention, and “the rest,” defending sovereignty – is misleading. READ MORE

  4. The Trans-Pacific Free-Trade Charade

    Joseph E. Stiglitz, ET AL

    The Trans-Pacific Free-Trade Charade

    &  warn that the biggest regional trade and investment agreement in history is not what it seems.

    Big city skyline

    As negotiators and ministers from the US and 11 other Pacific Rim countries meet in Atlanta in an effort to finalize the details of the sweeping new Trans-Pacific Partnership, some sober analysis is warranted. The biggest regional trade and investment agreement in history is not what it seems. READ MORE

  5. Managing Europe’s Perfect Storm

    Richard N. Haass


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