Although they share similar views on many aspects of
China's place in the international community, the U.S. and
Europe differ over their perceptions of global order, China's
rise, and the resources devoted to analyzing China. Greater
dialogue and coordination among all three are overdue.
A formula for political union across the Taiwan Strait may
surprisingly be feasible: a Greater Chinese Union, an
extremely loose form of political integration in which
Taiwan would be demilitarized but democratic, safeguarded
by international guarantees, and enjoy substantially more
The key to solving Iran's nuclear problem is the fate of the
country's democratic movement. To assist this movement,
a successful U.S. strategy must include these seven pillars
and have the patience for the Tehran regime to collapse
under its own inconsistencies.
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South Korea today is bitterly divided between
conservatives and the ruling coalition of progressives, who
adhere to a leftist-nationalist ideology that harbors an
increasingly virulent form of anti-Americanism while
coddling North Korea's regime. What is its potential
If Pyongyang can no longer use its nuclear program to
extort aid from the international community, rising
economic pressures on the Kim Jong-il regime may force it
to sell its nuclear resources to one or more of a number of
The former U.S. Special Middle East Coordinator advises
that Washington should not launch a major new policy
initiative toward Damascus now, but should focus on
Lebanon and engage Syria's neighbors to deal with the
possible consequences of Syrian instability.
Over the years, Syria has aided a daunting array of terrorist
groups, but it seldom has been an ardent supporter.
Continued pressure through U.S. leadership and
multilateral, particularly Arab, action can help push the
Syrian regime in the right direction.
Syria's failures to fully cooperate against terrorism and cope
with either the results of the war in Iraq or recent events in
Lebanon are liable to force Bashar al-Assad's regime to
make painful domestic and foreign policy decisions that it
has delayed for years.
A former Bush administration Pentagon official clears the
air about the 2001 Nuclear Posture Review, which set in
motion far-reaching changes designed to align U.S.
strategic policy with the different realities and threats of
the contemporary security environment.
What if Iraq had nuclear weapons when it invaded Kuwait
and dared the world to respond? The U.S. needs to
consider sharing missile defenses and, regrettably,
developing new capabilities to enhance deterrence against
future potential adversaries who possess nuclear weapons.
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Iranian nuclear proliferation could prove uniquely
dangerous because of the potential to ignite regional
proliferation in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and others. Unlike in
Asia, the U.S. has few good options for reassuring allies in
the Middle East.
Rather than abandoning deterrence as ineffective against
terrorists, it can be redefined to deter moral, spiritual,
educational, recruiting, and financial support by states or
as a limited war against societal elements that provide
assistance to WMD terrorist operations.