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Putting the Pieces Together

Historically, all great powers have faced the problem of translating their inherent economic, political and military power into lasting influence. …

A Window of Opportunity

Thanks to the growing rupture of US–Russian relations, including Russia’s expulsion from the G8 this week and the imposition of …

Barack’s Band-Aid

US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia comes at a crucial moment for one of the …

Grasping the Nettle

US Secretary of State John Kerry has devoted more time and effort to trying to negotiate peace between Israel and …

Small Steps after Geneva

For months leading up to Geneva II, John Kerry, more so than President Barack Obama, pinned his hopes on an …

A Gloomy Outlook

Never in recent memory has there been such a grim and foreboding mood among those who love Egypt—whether Egyptians or …

Setting Priorities

On Tuesday night, on prime-time television, US President Barack Obama delivered his sixth annual State of the Union Address to …