When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
If we continue to think about the Islamic State as a force to be fought on the battlefield, its second year will be worse than its first.
Make no mistake: the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” is all about containing China.
Congress is trying to tie the president’s hands on Iran–and it’s about hegemony, not security.
With diplomacy getting short shrift, Western containment of a nuclear Iran may be the only alternative to war in an increasingly militaristic climate.
The United States’ “rimland strategy” highlights the ambiguity of its relationship with China.
Music can change hearts and minds, and help bring down empires.
Australia is the capstone of a new, U.S.-constructed security perimeter in the Pacific. As columnist Conn Hallinan explains, the target of this containment strategy is China.