Since World War II, the Arctic has been a region of geostrategic importance to the United States. As unprecedented environmental transformation occurs in the Arctic, this region will increase in significance. When historians look back at this critical opportunity to develop U.S.
Albert Einstein would have summarized Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s recent visit to Brussels, Paris and Berlin to “consult” with his counterparts about Europe’s economic woes as the very definition of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.”
The various states that comprise the EU and non-EU Europe play a critical role in the competition between the US and Iran. Iran’s progress towards a nuclear weapons threshold capability – and evidence that it may be seeking to deploy nuclear armed missiles – has led to enhanced policy coordination between leaders in the US and Europe.
There is not great cause for disarmament optimism, in part because nuclear arsenals do not connect in a systemic way, which might allow them to be drawn down in a coordinated effort. The challenge is not to re-assert an old norm of disarmament, but to prevent the erosion of the old norms of deterrence, non-proliferation, and of non-use.
Although world and market attention no longer seems concerned with the price of Italian debt, the outcome of the upcoming Italian elections on February 24-25 will likely refocus minds.
We are only beginning to adjust to the reality that we face following at least a decade of constant upheavals in the Islamic world; it is clear that it will take at least that long to end in some form of stability given the underlying mix of failed secular regimes, weak economies and poor income distribution, demographic pressures, religious struggles within Islam, social change, and inter
While the United States, United Kingdom, and France often meet bilaterally with one another, they rarely meet in a trilateral forum, officially or unofficially, to discuss nuclear issues. In an effort to increase trilateral nuclear interaction, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) established a group of high-level "Track 2" participants in 2009 to discuss nu
British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to launch a debate over Europe’s future that would echo many of the arguments that preceded last year’s U.S. presidential election and still dominate large swathes of the American political landscape. The pity is that it probably won’t happen.