Elephants in the Room

A Strategic Human Rights Agenda for the Tillerson State Department

During his Senate confirmation hearings, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson rightly identified China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and militant Islamism as his priorities for the ...

Shadow Government

Can the U.S.-Japan Alliance Survive Trump?

Concerned. Anxious. Confused. Perplexed. These are the most common adjectives I heard in Tokyo last week from Japanese officials and experts who are trying to understand the Trump administration’s approach to foreign policy and what it might mean for them.

Shadow Government

Here’s How the U.S. Can Retain Leadership in Asia

Secretary of State Rex Tilerson appears to have clarified the puzzling statements on the South China Sea that he made at his confirmation hearing. This is encouraging.

The Cable

Moscow Readies a New, Hard-Line Ambassador for Washington

The move would to bring a smart, well-regarded official to Washington that American and NATO officials have been sparring with for years.


Why Trump’s Short-Term Focus Could Put America Last

U.S. foreign policy is built on shaping the global playing field to America’s advantage. The president’s shoot-from-the-hip approach doesn’t do him any favors.

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