The case for a limited Israeli or U.S. military intervention to take out Tehran’s nuclear capability seems to be losing credibility by the day.
The Saudi royal family’s current strategy of using co-optive and repressive techniques to hold onto power will not always be enough to limit the population’s calls for change.
China is unlikely to stop using Pakistan to balance India anytime soon.
The only way to reduce the incentive for cheating in Afghanistan’s 2014 election is to work seriously to build political consensus among Afghan constituencies ahead of time.
Development aid is inherently political, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Libya’s troubles did not end with the overthrowing of the Gadhafi regime, and much remains to be done if it is to capitalize on the optimism that marked the revolution in 2011.
Delhi must discard its current diplomatic style towards China, which involves avoiding difficult issues, and discuss the serious differences between the two nations.
As Libya faces its greatest political crisis since the 2011 revolution, now is the time for greater assistance from the United States and Libya’s Western allies.
Rising sea levels threaten some of the world's largest megacities. With billions of dollars and the security of millions of people at risk, the time to act is now.
Beijing's strategy of “reactive assertiveness” in dealing with the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands makes flawed calculations of risks and gains.
Beijing faces a trade-off between stimulating short-term economic growth and acting on the structural reforms needed to establish a basis for sustainable growth in the future.
Washington needs to work privately with all the parties—Palestinians, Israelis, and Arabs—to allow for a speedy negotiation process. Only the full backing of the U.S. president and a bold new plan can push the peace process forward.
The shortest road between Islamabad and New Delhi runs through the divided Punjab.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s success in the next stage of the Syrian revolution depends on its ability to address significant challenges on the ground.
It is time for U.S. and other Western observers to put aside comparisons based on imagined ideals of opposition quality and behavior and more realistically and thoughtfully attempt to understand Egypt’s new political life and possible political futures.
Climate change is making it increasingly likely that the Arctic will be developed for commercial purposes. This underscores the need for the Arctic countries to cooperate to prevent conflict and to defend the interests of the indigenous populations living in the region.
A series of missteps and worse have damaged President Obama in ways that could limit his options and effectiveness for the rest of his term.
Relations in Asia have deteriorated in large part because China’s willingness to act lags behind its capabilities. More productive outcomes could be realized if China became more active in crafting the global agenda.
President Obama's recently nominated his assistant and deputy national security advisor for international economics to the position of U.S. trade representative. Given the dynamic trade environment, what will be the implications?
Egypt’s often confusing and prolonged legal battles are steeped in deep historical anecdotes, with real consequences for the country’s democratic transition.