The United States of Permanent War

by Edward Hunt As the foreign policy establishment continues to grapple with the consequences of Trump’s election, U.S. officials can still agree on one thing. The United States is a nation that is waging a permanent war. In December 2016,… Continue Reading  

Obama, Trump, and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

by Edward Hunt Amid all the uncertainty about what a Trump presidency means for the future role of the United States in the world, one possibility is that Trump will embrace some variant of the policies that have been pursued… Continue Reading  

Report: Take More Risk to Find Common Ground with Iran

by Jim Lobe Whoever moves into the White House next January should be willing to “take more risk to find some common ground with Iran,” according to a new report released by the non-partisan Atlantic Council on October 19. Calling… Continue Reading  

The 9/11 Lawsuit Argument: Echoes of the Past

by Thomas W. Lippman Now that Congress had made it possible for families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the United States may find out if all the dire consequences predicted whenever this issue has been raised in the… Continue Reading  

Renewing Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent

by Peter Jenkins Predictably, on July 18, a large majority in the House of Commons voted in favor of a governmental motion to replace, in the early 2030s, the four Vanguard-class submarines that carry Britain’s nuclear deterrent, at a cost… Continue Reading