Secretary Kerry and the White House are making the most of the $1 billion in bilateral loan guarantees on offer to Ukraine, but the fact is, this amount looks pretty meager compared to the $15 billion Ukraine’s interim government is now seeking from the IMF.
How can Egypt be considered on the path to democracy when its first democratically elected president is ousted by the military?
Even if Tehran acquired nuclear weapons, the United States already has the posture and capabilities sufficient to safeguard its territory.
Lamentable though Putin’s aggression is, it doesn’t rise to the level of military response from the United States or its NATO allies any more than the 2008 invasion of Georgia, the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, or the 1956 invasion of Hungary. It would be madness to risk a major power war over this crisis.
History teaches us all that transitions from authoritarian rule to democracy are a messy and imperfect process requiring patience and time.
The worst thing we can do is start another costly and unnecessary war.
As Georgia progresses towards a more cooperative relationship with its northerly neighbor, many in the U.S. foreign policy community have begun to questions the motives and efficacy of this shift.
On Crimea the Security Council is once again neutered by veto power, just as it was during the Cold War when Russia and the U.S. opposed each other on nearly every major geostrategic issue.
Obama's response to the crisis has been more disappointing than presidential.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and "fast track" trade authority are generating heated debate. TPP would expand on terms first established in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and extend them to additional countries. This...