Global Affairs

Why Obama Can't Explain Himself

A failure to acknowledge the realities of U.S. foreign policy have confounded the current administration's ability to justify its actions.

The Indian Ocean World Order

If Oman's new port of Duqm succeeds, it will become a great place name of the 21st century.

The Geopolitics of Energy

As the Indo-Pacific region begins to require more energy, the Americas could be turning into the "new Middle East" of the 21st century.

Syrian Illusions

Even a Syrian intervention in 2011 would have been fraught with great risks.

Orthodoxy and Europe

Because identity and historical experience stem from both geography and religion, a united Europe still does not work.

The Lure of Nationalism

Freedom empowers people not only to form a self-identity, but also to become aware of a prideful sectarian identity.

The Asian Status Quo

Japan's bid to take a defensive stance in the Pacific Basin could ultimately embroil the United States in a conflict with China.

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