- CommentaryNov 15, 2015
It is all too easy to call for dramatic new military action, and draconian new security measures, as part of a natural human reaction to the horrifying events in Paris. It is equally inevitable that such calls have already come in the form of political opportunism and as part of a search for status and media visibility.
- CommentaryNov 14, 2015
It is one of the grim ironies of the terrorist attacks in Paris that only a few hours earlier, the media had been calling to ask if the reported killing of “Jihadi John” had somehow marked a “turning point” in the war against terrorism.
- CommentaryNov 13, 2015
On November 15–16, Turkey will be hosting leaders from around the globe for the G20 Summit at Antalya in the culmination of its G20 presidency, which it took over from Australia on December 1, 2014.
- CommentaryBy Jane Nakano, Michelle MeltonNov 13, 2015
These days, prognostications about the future of coal abound—ranging widely on the spectrum from optimistic to bleak. The diversity of opinions stem in part from the evidence, which supports predictions at both ends of the spectrum and a host of views in between.
- CommentaryBy Murray Hiebert, Hunter MarstonNov 12, 2015
In the midst of dramatic elections in Myanmar and ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, it is easy for the United States to take for granted one of its most reliable partners in Southeast Asia: Singapore.
- CommentaryNov 10, 2015
There is no better way to pick a fight in Washington than to address the most sensitive issues affecting Israeli and Arab relations. Few other subjects begin to be as polarizing, or lead to the same degree of almost instant misinterpretation.
- CommentaryNov 6, 2015
Today President Obama, after seven long years of study and deliberation, rejected TransCanada’s request for a Presidential Permit for its Keystone XL pipeline – a 1,179 mile pipeline designed to bring up to 830,000 barrels per day of Canadian oil to an integrated pipeline system in the United States.
- CommentaryBy Charles B. Curtis, Frank A. Verrastro, Guy Caruso, Sarah Ladislaw, Larry Goldstein, Edward C. Chow, Jane Nakano, Kevin BookNov 4, 2015
Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives adopted the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Early Friday morning, the Senate followed suit. Passage of the measure generates revenue to allow an increase in the debt ceiling (to next March) and fund the federal budget through FY2017, in part by selling oil (over the next 10 years) from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
- CommentaryNov 2, 2015
Last month, the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) released its long-awaited report on the tragic downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.
- CommentaryNov 2, 2015
Following talks in Vienna, Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Central Asia this weekend to visit all five former Soviet republics—a first for an American secretary of state. Secretary Kerry’s trip is a reminder of the continued ties that the United States has in the region, and the potential that exists especially with Kazakhstan—the largest of the five countries.