Florida Senator Rick Scott claims that U.S. tariffs on China can combat rising Chinese influence in Latin America. However, unilateral tariffs on China will only serve to increase Chinese influence in the Americas. Other policies...
With the Trump administration and American public opinion largely unenthusiastic about open-ended conflicts, investment in civilian institutions can reinforce U.S. engagement, and can do so in a form that balances military and...
East & Pacific Asia
The United States and Russia want China to join arms control talks. Transparency and an intermediate range missile gap are key drivers of that push, but talks are DOA as China regards both issues of considerable importance to its...
Verified reduction and rigorous export controls are the only ways to concurrently keep nuclear weapons from proliferating, while reducing the global number of states with warheads and weapons down to a more manageable level.
With perceptions of U.S. leadership in decline around the world, U.S. society needs to reexamine the benefits of interpersonal exchange programs. These efforts may be able to boost perceptions of the United States and reduce...
As China’s influence in the Caribbean grows, the United States will need to use soft power to build on its relationship with the region and to compete with Chinese engagement.
East & Pacific Asia
US-China trade tensions allow Beijing to hide unfair trade practices and human rights abuses behind politicized rhetoric. Trump administration critics should ensure their criticisms don’t overshadow China’s responsibility for its...
Boko Haram in Nigeria, Haqqani Network in Pakistan, National Liberation Army in Venezuela, and Al Shabaab in Somalia - what regional similarity do they all share that allows their organizations to destabilize their regions? What...
Mixed signals from the Trump Administration raise questions about whether the US is willing to punish DPRK violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
Middle East & North Africa
The Taliban’s inconsistent stance on women's rights, and the near-sighted goal of a quick exit by the current US administration are going to hamper the nature of the peace agreement in Afghanistan.