Path Not Preordained: A Profile of China’s Xi Jinping

by Kenneth Dekleva

In 2000, Xi Jinping, the then relatively unknown (outside of China) Governor of Fujian, gave a rare interview to a Chinese newspaper. In this interview, Xi spoke of his philosophy of good governance,...

Remember Cyber Risks When Rehashing NAFTA

by Ari Schwartz

With round one of renegotiations behind us, and round two scheduled to begin on September 1 in Mexico City, despite efforts to move quickly, there is still a pretty long road ahead for the next...

Leave Military Decisions to Those Who Actually Served

by Walter Pincus

In miniature, President Trump’s impetuous attempt to ban transgender individuals from military service illustrates why he is not qualified to be Commander-in-Chief of America’s armed...

The Opioid Crisis Becomes a National Security Threat

by Michael J. Morell

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to officially declare the American opioid epidemic a public health emergency Thursday, as part of an effort to combat a crisis that is killing an estimated 142...

Putin's Long War against Russian Democracy

by Daniel Hoffman

Russians are fond of saying “men’she znayesh, dol’she zhivyosh,” translated as, “the less you know the longer you live.” President Vladimir Putin’s formative experience serving as a KGB...

Harvey Tests Post-Katrina Military Response Reforms

by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

Not since Katrina has the United States been struck by a hurricane as devastating as Harvey. Both inflicted unprecedented damage from floods and wind. Harvey and Katrina differ, however, in a crucial...

U.S. Aid after ISIS Collapse Can Undermine Iran in Baghdad

by Frank Archibald

The liberation of Mosul by the Iraqi military presents the Trump Administration with an opportunity to both stabilize the region by continued successful counterterrorism and to challenge Iran. As the...

Kushner Stumbles on Bumps in the Road on Mideast Junket

by Walter Pincus

The whirlwind Middle East trip last week by Trump son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner and his team working to restart Israel-Palestinian talks highlighted the fallout from earlier policy...

U.S. Calculus in Afghanistan Must Factor in Taliban's Own Equations

by Michael J. Morell

Immediately following President Donald Trump’s speech on Afghanistan last Monday, the gears of the U.S. foreign policy machine began to turn, and experts analyzed what the President’s...

In Afghanistan, Keep Your Eye on the Exit

by Ambassador Richard Boucher

The President’s announcement of his strategy for Afghanistan opens a new era for the 16-year war, yet most of the rhetoric and strategy matches that of two previous administrations. He identified...