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Is Washington Encouraging an Anti-American Coalition?
The Biden administration’s recent virtual democracy summit was aimed at promoting democracy and unifying much of the world in opposition to authoritarianism in Russia and China. But in seeking to unite the free world and isolate our great power rivals, is Washington inadvertently creating a countervailing coalition that is increasingly prepared to challenge U.S. interestsMORE
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
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
After the Debacle: How Can the United States Best Protect its Interests in Afghanistan?
The U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan is all but complete. It has sparked a vigorous debate over the merits of the war, the wisdom of the decision to withdraw, and the manner in which the withdrawal was executed. As we wrestle over what has happened, however, we should not lose sight of the questions stillMORE