- CommentaryFeb 5, 2016
Boko Haram militants launched a brutal assault on three villages just outside of the Borno State capital of Maiduguri on Saturday, fire-bombing houses, detonating improvised explosives and suicide vests, and leaving an estimated 85 to 100 people dead. Assailants reportedly seized food and livestock before torching the villages of Dalori, Walori, and Kofa.
- CommentaryFeb 4, 2016
Leadership changes announced at a recently completed congress of the ruling Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Vientiane in September, the first ever to Laos by a sitting U.S.
- CommentaryFeb 1, 2016
Please note: This commentary has been updated to reflect a new briefing by a Department of Defense spokesman.
- CommentaryJan 27, 2016
NATO’s strategy for transatlantic security, throughout the Cold War and to the present day, has been based on deterrence of potential adversaries through a mixture of both conventional and nuclear forces.
- CommentaryJan 26, 2016
The events of this month have reminded Americans that Asia is a region of both great opportunity and significant risk.
- New Estimates of Iran’s Petroleum Exports and Income after the Nuclear Implementation Day and Reductions in SanctionsCommentaryJan 26, 2016
The decades since the first major oil embargo in 1973 have shown all too clearly that no one can predict oil and gas prices and petroleum export revenues.
- CommentaryBy Phuong NguyenJan 21, 2016
The landslide election in Taiwan of pro-independence opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen to be president has led to speculation of a possible recalibration in Chinese foreign policy, at least in the year ahead.
- CommentaryJan 17, 2016
The fact that the IAEA has found that Iran is in full compliance with the terms of Implementation Day is both a serious step forward in preventing a nuclear arms race in the Gulf and the Middle East, and a potential step forward in ending the tensions between Iran and the United States as well as Iran’s tensions with its Arab neighbors.
- The U.S., the West, and Islam: The Real Meaning of ISIS's Expansion into Turkey, Afghanistan, and IndonesiaCommentaryJan 15, 2016
It is all too easy to react to each new terrorist attack by ISIS by focusing on that attack, on ISIS, and on terrorism, rather than the broader policy challenges involved.
- Rebuilding the National and Global Consensus Against Illicit Narcotics: An Agenda for the Next PresidentCommentaryBy Daniel F. Runde, Julie SnyderJan 13, 2016
Generating over $322 billion a year , nearly triple the total amount of foreign assistance spent annually , illegal narcotics are a “