- CommentaryBy Jane Nakano, Michelle MeltonApr 24, 2015
The fight over the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM) heated up again in March when two competing bills were introduced in the Senate. While the bills are primarily part of the debate about U.S. trade promotion, they are also the latest chapter in a longer-running debate about the future of U.S. climate and energy policy.
- CommentaryApr 22, 2015
It is still unclear what the end of the Saudi-led air campaign that made up “Operation Decisive Storm” or “Determined Storm” really means.
- CommentaryApr 21, 2015
Around 300 U.S. troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv last week to begin training Ukrainian National Guard forces.
- CommentaryApr 16, 2015
The United States now faces a rapidly evolving world filled with new challenges at a time when real-world defense planning is focused on budget cuts, when U.S. “strategy” lacks plans and program budgets, and when talk of strategic partnership lacks clear and specific direction. Far too much U.S. strategic rhetoric is a hollow shell, while the real U.S.
- CommentaryBy Carl MeachamApr 14, 2015
Today (April 14), President Obama announced that Cuba would no longer be listed among state sponsors of terrorism. Perhaps the biggest change since the two countries announced their normalization process last December, this move is momentous—both in substance and in symbolism.
- CommentaryApr 14, 2015
According to news reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree yesterday lifting the ban on export and delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Iran.
- CommentaryApr 14, 2015
The Obama administration recently completed a review of its policy towards Central Asia and has rolled out the main pillars of the United States’ "Enduring Vision for Central Asia" in a series of recent speeches by top officials.
- CommentaryApr 9, 2015
The last half of March provided troubling examples of the toll increasingly frequent extreme weather events will take on countries in the twenty-first century, and particularly on small-island developing states.
- CommentaryBy Greg HicksApr 7, 2015
Strengthening the ability of U.S. investment agreements to protect the environment has been a bipartisan policy goal for over a decade.
- CommentaryApr 5, 2015
Terrible as it was, al Shabaab’s murderous attack on Garissa University in Kenya was not completely a surprise. The Somali Islamist terrorist group has lost much territory in Somalia in recent years to an African Union military force.