- CommentaryMay 13, 2014
With well over 2 million tags on Twitter and Facebook, the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign has catapulted the kidnapping of 276 girls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram onto the world stage.
- Transition in Afghanistan: A U.S. Leadership Vacuum that Urgently Needs Hard Decisions and Real and Honest LeadershipCommentaryMay 12, 2014
Ever since Vietnam, the U.S. has faced three major threats every time it has attempted a major counterinsurgency campaign and exercise in armed nation building:
- CommentaryMay 9, 2014
The kidnapping of more than 250 high school girls in northeast Nigeria has catapulted the terrorist group Boko Haram into the international spotlight. It has also raised uncomfortable questions for the Nigerian authorities, which have been condemned for their slow response to the crisis.
- CommentaryBy Carl MeachamMay 9, 2014
On Thursday (May 8), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee convened a hearing on the ongoing political and human rights crisis in Venezuela. Deputy Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, Executive Director for the Americas at Human Rights Watch José Miguel Vivanco, and Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moisés Naím testified, taking questions from Committee members on the nature of the crisis and its implications.
- CommentaryBy Elke LarsenMay 9, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry has made it his mission to raise awareness about the health of the world’s oceans. One cornerstone of this campaign will be the “Our Ocean” conference hosted by the U.S.
- The Administration and Congress Should Work Together to Quickly Approve the U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Cooperation AgreementCommentaryMay 1, 2014
The administration of President Barack Obama should sign a bilateral agreement for peaceful nuclear energy cooperation, commonly known as a 123 Agreement, with Vietnam soon and pass it to Congress for its 90-day review.
- CommentaryMay 1, 2014
As global demand for energy supplies grew, Russia’s Far East and Eastern Siberia in 2013 acquired ever more importance in the region’s geopolitics. Moscow and Beijing reached accord on joint development of key oil fields in Eastern Siberia. But Moscow used arms sales to Vietnam as part of an apparent effort to thwart Chinese hegemony in the South China Sea.
- CommentaryApr 25, 2014
Russia’s occupation and annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in February and March have plunged Europe into one of its gravest crises since the end of the Cold War.
- CommentaryBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, Anne HudsonApr 18, 2014
In 2011, the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) agreed to establish a global climate agreement in 2015. In preparation for this 2015 summit to take place in Paris, it was agreed in Warsaw in late 2013 that governments should establish clear internal climate goals to present on the international stage.
- CommentaryApr 18, 2014
Edward Snowden, perhaps under duress, recently participated in a call-in program where selected viewers can pose pre-screened questions directly to Vladimir Putin.