Is Russia Poised to Invade Ukraine?
The United States is increasingly concerned by a large buildup of Russian military forces along the border with Ukraine. Secretary of State Tony Blinken has publicly warned Moscow against launching military operations against Ukraine, American officials have briefed NATO allies about these concerns, and CIA director Bill Burns reportedly raised the matter with Kremlin officialsMORE
Can the United States Discourage Sino-Russian Alignment?
Preventing adversaries from dominating the Eurasian landmass is a strategic imperative for the United States. Although Washington has recently awakened to the dangers that growing Chinese power poses in this regard, another threat has received comparatively little attention: the emergence of an increasingly anti-U.S. partnership between China and Russia. The combination of China’s economic andMORE
COVID-19: Finding a Way Forward
The Covid-19 crisis remains the most acute issue confronting the Biden administration. After an initial flush of enthusiasm that the virus had been defeated, President Biden has grappled uneasily with the delta variant and is now issuing what amounts to a vaccine mandate. How should America proceed? Will a mandate work? Should booster shots beMORE
Twenty Years After: How Terrorism and the World Have Changed Since 9/11
The list of things that have changed after terrorists toppled the twin towers twenty years ago is long. Al Qaeda was an organization familiar only to a handful of anti-terrorism experts in the bowels of the CIA. Russia’s little-known president, Vladimir Putin, was laboring to convince Washington that it should partner with Russia against internationalMORE
American Credibility and Power in the World with Robert C. O’Brien
The collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan and the chaos in Kabul ahead of Tuesday’s evacuation deadline have called into question U.S. credibility to a degree unseen since the crises of 1970s. Many analysts believe the consequences will affect American interests globally and raise questions about the management of foreign policy in Washington. OnMORE