Shadow Government

Is It Already Too Late for Obama to Push the TPP Through Congress?

President Obama celebrated the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Manila this week with leaders of the 11 other participating nations. They jointly declared, “We ...


‘We Fail Better’ Should Not Be the Motto of the U.S. Military

David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Tom Ricks wrestle with America's recent legacy in the Middle East and what's broken with the last superpower's armed forces.

Shadow Government

Five Issues That Will Decide the Future of the U.S.-Korean Relationship

South Korean President Park Geun-hye and President Barack Obama are scheduled to meet at the White House on Friday. With the relationship on solid ground, ...

Shadow Government

How to Negotiate with a Bully

President Obama needs to learn that there's only one language a leader like Putin understands: strength.

Shadow Government

Obama’s Open Hand Meets Cuba’s Clenched Fist

The president is counting on his gestures of openness being reciprocated — but he doesn't know the Castros.

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