The January/February issue of The National Interest is now available! In "Imperial by Design," international relations scholar John J. Mearsheimer argues that U.S. post-Cold War foreign policy has been bent on global domination, serving to intensify the threat of terrorism and failing to prepare the U.S. for a rising China; economist Barry Eichengreen calls for a dramatic readjustment of global exchange rates to avert a currency war in "Mr. Bernanke Goes to War;" and in "Zoroaster and the Ayatollahs," Iran expert Abbas Milani explains that the country’s complex and in many ways modern culture will not indefinitely support its current theocratic system.
A conservative approach to climate change?
In The Washington Times, Nixon Center Executive Director, Paul J. Saunders, and former State Department climate advisor, Vaughan Turekian, advise the Obama administration to pursue results-driven but not treaty-based approaches to reducing emissions at The United Nations Global Climate Conference in Cancun and offer ideas to the Republican House majority. China's Growing Role in the Middle East: Implications for the Region and Beyond
In November 2009, The Nixon Center's Regional Strategic Program and the Gulf Research Center co-hosted a second workshop in Dubai focusing on the growing role of Asia in the Middle East, which was funded in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The monograph, China's Growing Role in the Middle East: Implications for the Region and Beyond, examines the various influences China has had on the region. Asia’s Role in the Middle East and the Indian Ocean: Implications for the Region and the United States
In April 2010, The Nixon Center's Regional Strategic Program organized a conference at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Conference Center, focusing on the growing Asian presence in the Middle East. This is part of a six year study on US interests in the Gulf and Indian Ocean funded by The Carnegie Corporation of New York and The Smith Richardson Foundation. The monograph, Asia's Role in the Middle East and the Indian Ocean: Implications for the Region and the United States, is a compilation of the papers commissioned for the conference. The monograph was edited by Geoffrey Kemp and Indre Uselmann. Russian-American Obstacles Overshadow Obama-Medvedev Meeting
In U.S. News and World Report online, Nixon Center Executive Director Paul J. Saunders warns that Russia and the United States have different foreign policy goals, priorities and expectations, and that further progress in their relationship will be difficult. The East Moves West
Nixon Center Director of Regional Strategic Programs Geoffrey Kemp’s new book The East Moves West: India, China, and Asia’s Growing Presence in the Middle East discusses the growing footprint of various Asian countries in the Middle East, including the traditionally U.S. dominated Gulf region, and the implications of this development for the region and the United States. The East Moves West was published by the Brookings Institution Press. Is Obama Overselling His Russia Arms Control Deal?
In TIME, Nixon Center President Dimitri K. Simes questions whether the Obama administration is overestimating Moscow's willingness to support strong sanctions against Iran after signing a new arms control treaty with Washington. Giving Putin His Due
Paul J. Saunders, Nixon Center Executive Director, criticizes the administration's seemingly dismissive attitude toward Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, arguing that bolstering President Dmitry Medvedev at Putin's expense is short-sighted and could derail the US-Russia reset. Think Again: China's Military
Drew Thompson, Nixon Center China Director and Starr Fellow, deconstructs the myths surrounding the PLA, arguing that China's military isn't a threat to the United States' interests, yet. Rumble in the Junta
Drew Thompson, Nixon Center Director of China Studies and Starr Fellow, argues that the United States needs to be more engaged in Myanmar to enact change rather than continuing ineffective sanctions. London breeding Islamic terrorists
Robert S. Leiken, Nixon Center Director of National Security and Immigration Programs, describes the rising danger from Muslim terrorists located in the capital of one of America's oldest and closest allies. The Truth About Prospects for U.S. Jihad
In CBS News online, Robert S. Leiken, Nixon Center Director for Immigration and National Security, examines the rise in home-based terrorism. Though America's recent troubles don't compare with Europe's more serious battles with networks of radical Islamic terrorists, Leiken concludes that the U.S. is still vulnerable to other Nidal Hasans who only have to buy a gun to wreak havok on our country. Help has Strings Attached
Paul J. Saunders, Nixon Center Executive Director, argues in The Washington Times that accepting Georgian troops to support U.S. operations in Afghanistan is a mistake - one that could lead Tbilisi to expect American support in its dispute with Russia.