Going from Hawk to Dove

The United States ranks behind Yemen, Cambodia, and Serbia in the Global Peace Index.

The Elephants of Missile Defense

The Elephants of Missile Defense

Moscow and Washington are on a crash course over missile defense. Even Putin’s surprise offer at the G8, columnist Frida Berrigan points out, will not likely avert collision.

U.S. Blocks Israel-Syria Talks

Washington continues to pursue a divide-and-rule approach to prevent the resumption of talks that could end hostilities between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

The Frankenstein Alliance

Globalization has joined the United States and China at the hip, argues Emanuel Pastreich. The resulting merger, based on greed and consumption, is having a monstrous impact on the world.

The Vishnu Strategy

The Vishnu Strategy

The world’s strongest militaries have been raining destruction down on Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon. Why has this strategy not been working?

Strategic Partnership or Strategic Competition

Are the United States and China heading toward an economic and military showdown or a peaceful convergence of interests? Two prominent China scholars, James Nolt and Bonnie Glaser, go head-to-head to answer the question.

Chain-Gang Economics

Chain-Gang Economics

China and the United States are sustaining the global economy. But as FPIF columnist Walden Bello points out, this linked relationship is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

A Siamese Tragedy

A Siamese Tragedy

The recent coup in Thailand marks the downfall of democracy in Thailand. Will it also signal a retreat from democracy worldwide?

Oil Trip

Oil Trip

Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.

Who’s Arming Israel?

Everyone’s talking about the arms suppliers behind Hezbollah. But who’s supplying Israel?