Three Kinds of Power

By KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON What the U.S. can — and can’t — actually do about China. Donald Trump on the campaign trail was a big man when it came to China. Beijing, he promised, would quickly be brought to heel under a Trump administration. Trump failed to accomplish his China […]

The Case for Kissinger

by Jacob Heilbrunn HENRY KISSINGER, who recently turned ninety-seven, is America’s most celebrated living statesman. None of his successors has come close to matching the extraordinary blend of acclaim and notoriety, admiration and criticism that he attracted as national security adviser and secretary of state to Richard M. Nixon and […]

Turkey’s Cross-Border Raids Cannot Defeat PKK But May Turn Up Heat On Uncooperative Iraq

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 19th June, 2020) Turkey launched another cross-border offensive on Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq this week despite protests from Baghdad, which fears that Ankara will continue expanding its military footprint in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region. The stated goal of the air-and-land raids is to […]

Europe’s Self-Help Moment

The COVID-19 crisis has created an opening for stronger collective European action. But policymakers must understand that the demands of voters across the continent for greater cooperation do not reflect an appetite for institution-building, but rather a deeper anxiety about losing control in a perilous world. BERLIN – When COVID-19 […]

China Versus the World

An Emboldened Beijing Seeks to Consolidate Its Power Beijing is ruthlessly expanding its power. But resistance is growing around the world — and Germany will soon play a key role. By Georg Fahrion, Christiane Hoffmann, Laura Höflinger, Peter Müller, Jörg Schindler und Bernhard Zand The Galwan Valley in the Himalayas […]

The Triple Crisis Shaking the World

By JOSCHKA FISCHER This article taken from www.project-syndicate.org More than just a public-health disaster, the COVID-19 pandemic is a history-defining event with far-reaching implications for the global distribution of wealth and power. With economies in free-fall and geopolitical tensions rising, there can be no return to normal: the past is […]

Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what to do about a stunning intelligence assessment. By Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt and Michael Schwirtz. This article taken from www.nytimes.com American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition […]

The new world disorder

If America pulls back from global institutions, other powers must step forward Seventy-five years ago in San Francisco 50 countries signed the charter that created the United Nations—they left a blank space for Poland, which became the 51st founding member a few months later. In some ways the un has […]