- JournalBy Charles E. CookDec 1, 2013
What will the 2014 election be about? Most predict minimal change in the House, while six seats will determine whether Democrats retain or lose their Senate majority, but this set of metrics can help better gauge whether 2014 is likely to be a local or a "wave" election, and who might win.
- JournalBy Jeffrey ReevesDec 1, 2013
What for years has been seen as the core of China’s most stable relations—economic exchanges with small and developing states on its periphery such as Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar—has now become counterproductive and a source of China’s self-defeating foreign policy.
- JournalBy Thomas Fingar and Fan JisheDec 1, 2013
An American and Chinese expert jointly argue that at least three fundamental factors, which can be further strengthened, are increasingly reinforcing one another to improve bilateral strategic stability, despite concerns over five challenges to that stability that must be addressed.
- JournalBy Ashley J. TellisDec 1, 2013
Beijing’s rise threatens a power transition at the core of the global system. Yet China is tied to that system through dense economic linkages, making containment infeasible. Instead, Washington should pursue a four-pronged kind of balancing strategy that has not been attempted before.
- JournalBy Shadi Hamid and Peter MandavilleDec 1, 2013
In the region more widely, it is time to change U.S. policy with the adequate imagination and ambition required of any response to the Arab uprisings. But policymakers need a strategy they can realistically implement within very palpable economic and political constraints. Here's one idea...
- JournalBy Mohsen MilaniDec 1, 2013
The longevity of the civil war has been a priceless gift to Tehran, even as it has ominously metastasized to Syria’s neighbors. How far will Iran, particularly after the election of President Hassan Rouhani, go to protect the repressive house the Assads have built, and why?
- JournalBy Jomana QaddourDec 1, 2013
Alawites surely recognize that their long-term interests do not lie with the Assad regime, but they are frightened by the precedent set by de-Ba’athification in Iraq. The opposition and international community must acknowledge four major issues to help assuage their concerns and construct a post-Assad Syrian state.
- JournalBy Eric FarnsworthDec 1, 2013
U.S. policy toward the Americas is at a crossroads: its regional influence is waning and its strategic thinking has essentially collapsed. Washington continues to give lip-service to a united hemisphere based on democratic values, but the region has moved on, requiring a more varied policy.
- JournalBy Jack MosbacherDec 1, 2013
A recent oil discovery marks a turning point not just for Uganda, but for all of East Africa as the region becomes a major player in the world’s oil market over the next decade. Here's how Uganda and others can avoid the "resource curse" of endemic corruption, instability, and economic underperformance.
- JournalBy Mike M. Mochizuki and Samuel Parkinson PorterDec 1, 2013
Because Abe need not face another national election until summer 2016, Japan may finally have a stable government for the first time in almost a decade. But will the July 2013 electoral victory embolden him to pursue his nationalist agenda, or will he remain moderate and pragmatic?