Diplomacy

U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications for Regional Nuclear Rivalries

June 19, 2014 by Anand Datla
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As the U.S. decreases troop levels in Afghanistan approaching the 2016 withdrawal deadline, there are more questions about nuclear relations in South Asia than ever before.

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The President’s Mixed Messages

June 4, 2014 by Ameya Naik
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The persistence of policy responses from the War on Terror era undermines the foreign policy message President Obama has said he wants to send.

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An Interview with Ambassador Marc Grossman

May 29, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Ambassador Marc Grossman served as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the State Department’s third ranking official, until his retirement in 2005 after twenty-nine years in the U.S. Foreign Service. As Under Secretary, he helped marshal diplomatic support for the international response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. He also managed U.S. […]

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An Interview with Tamara Cofman Wittes: The Politics of Sectarianism in the Middle East

May 20, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Wittes discusses the political dimensions of sectarian conflict in Arab countries such as Syria and Iraq, as well as the policy challenges the United States faces in confronting the ethno-sectarian conflicts in the Middle East.

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Tokyo’s TPP Turning Point?

April 29, 2014 by Taylor M. Wettach
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A confluence of international, bilateral, and domestic conditions has made Japan’s chances with the Trans-Pacific Partnership better than widely thought.

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What the New NATO Secretary General Appointment Means for the Arctic

April 8, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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Even as NATO tries to fashion a response to the crisis on its eastern frontier in Ukraine, the appointment of Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General should alert global attention to another region: the Arctic.

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