The crisis in the eurozone may prove a blessing in disguise for Turkey, given its strong economic performance over the past years, and could even revitalize Turkey’s prospects for membership in the European Union.
A formal framework for communication and cooperation in the eastern Middle East could reduce the risks of conflict and encourage stability and economic development in this tense but critical location.
Missile-defense cooperation would be a potential game changer in U.S.-Russian and NATO-Russian relations and a crucial step toward a sounder European security order.
With the cooperation of the United States and other advanced nuclear countries, Saudi Arabia's budding nuclear energy program would directly challenge Iran's aspirations for regional leadership in nuclear power.
Fully engaging with and understanding Turkey is of critical importance for the United States, and blaming the European Union's continued reluctance to accept Turkey into its ranks oversimplifies the situation and could lead to unintended consequences.
China’s commitment to provide Pakistan with two additional civilian nuclear reactors has created great unease in the international nonproliferation community. While some compare this assurance to the U.S.- India nuclear cooperation agreement, the differences between the two are significant.
While Turkey, led by Prime Minister Erdogan, pursues an activist foreign policy in the Middle East, troubles with an insurgent Kurdish minority threaten the stability of the AKP’s leadership.
Pakistan’s police force has historically been constrained by the military and intelligence agencies and often politicized as an instrument of repression. Reforming civilian security forces will diminish Islamabad’s dependence on the military and increase the legitimacy of the regime.
As the political stalemate in Iraq continues to drag on, the major parties and politicians continue to attempt to wrangle the greatest amount of power for themselves even as they continue to break constitutionally mandated deadlines.
The recent flotilla incident involving Turkey and Israel marked the culmination of a significant shift in Turkish foreign policy, one in which Turkey emerged as an assertive regional actor.
While China’s labor activism signals a broader political re-awakening of its civil society, this emerging phenomenon does not guarantee fundamental change to the country’s autocratic political order.
As international integration deepens and the global trading system becomes increasingly more complex, the WTO can take important steps to not only promote trade liberalization, but also to reaffirm its role as the ultimate regulator of global trade.
The modest, verifiable reductions set out in New START do not raise hard questions about the adequacy of the U.S. deterrent. Instead, ratifying the treaty is integral to the Obama administration's overall security agenda and very much in the U.S. national interest.
Investors concerned that China will dump its holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds should be worrying instead about an increase of foreign capital in U.S. markets, which will cause the U.S. trade deficit to surge.
While the G20 is right to concentrate on short-term macroeconomic policy for now, its rhetoric must shift to better reflect reality, and more attention needs to be paid to structural reforms.
It is unlikely that sanctions alone, regardless of their magnitude, will deter Iran's nuclear activities if Iran's principal aim is to become a "virtual" nuclear weapon state.
Indigenous innovation has become the greatest immediate source of economic friction between the United States and China. Yet despite concerns over protectionism, the global trend toward “homegrown” innovation is a healthy, positive development.
The balance of power in the Middle East is shifting, and Turkey's changing role and rising influence with other countries provides both a risk and an opportunity for Washington.
The central bank of China has cautiously begun to tighten monetary policy in response to a massive residential property bubble, demonstrating Beijing’s belief that it has both the policy tools and the political will to control the bubble and avoid a burst.
The international community’s understandable admiration for Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and his efforts to rebuild the West Bank obscures a dangerous regression in democracy and human rights.