The new nuclear age is driven by religion and nationalism rather than ideology.
The Syrian crisis is jump-starting negotiations regarding much broader strategic disputes.
Charting these trends helps provide an understanding of what is happening and why, as well as what could come next.
What China becomes will depend on the Han core's ability to project peace and prosperity into the minority borderlands.
Washington's less-involved approach to world affairs is informed by previous experience.
Several skills must be mastered before a terrorist can even begin to plan an attack.
Counterinsurgency has dominated so much of the past that we must assume that it also lies in our future.
The Salafist movement rapidly rose from a minor apolitical philosophy to an influential Islamist phenomenon.