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Richard N Haass

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Price of Trump’s betrayal

Published On: October 22, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

The abandonment of Kurdish forces in northern Syria has reinforced already existing doubts in the region and around the world that the United States remains a reliable ally

The Amazon and You

Published On: September 16, 2019 12:37 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

NEW YORK – Nearly everyone has seen the dramatic images of the Amazon ablaze. Tens of thousands of fires—intentionally started or caused by logging, farming, mining, and other human activities—have broken out over the past year alone.

More than windmills in South Asia

Published On: August 20, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

With the end of the Soviet military presence in Afghanistan in February 1989 and the end of Cold War, the US chose to reconsider its stance toward both India and Pakistan

Asia’s scary movie

Published On: July 22, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

NEW YORK – History at any moment can be understood as a snapshot, telling us where we are, or as a moving picture, telling us not just where we are but where we have been and where we may be headed. It is a distinction with an enormous difference.

Taking on Tehran

Published On: June 18, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

Iran’s unique political-religious system and government appears strong enough to withstand US pressure and to ride out the economic difficulties

Looking back at 100

Published On: May 28, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

The last two decades have made clear that no post-Cold War US foreign policy consensus exists

Structure of diplomatic revolution

Published On: April 21, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

NEW YORK – It has been nearly 60 years since the philosopher and historian Thomas Kuhn wrote his influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn’s thesis was simple but heretical: Breakthroughs in science occur not through the gradual accumulation of small changes to existing thinking, but rather from the sudden emergence of radical ideas that cause existing models to be replaced with something fundamentally different.

After Hanoi

Published On: March 20, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

Trump seems to harbor the equally unrealistic notion that North Korea will voluntarily give up its nuclear weapons

Looming Taiwan crisis

Published On: February 20, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

Crisis over Taiwan could wreck China’s relations with the US and many of its neighbors and rock an already shaky Chinese economy

Agonizing over Afghanistan

Published On: January 16, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

America’s policy in Afghanistan should be one that avoids the risks of a rapid, unconditional exit but also minimizes the costs of staying

Europe in disarray

Published On: December 18, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

European Union has been too remote, too bureaucratic, and too elite-driven for too long

The world George Bush made

Published On: December 4, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

The US flourished as a result of the many contributions of its 41st president. Many benefited

Inconvenient truth

Published On: November 22, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

Saudi strategy for dealing with the outcry over Khashoggi’s murder is clear: hunker down and weather the storm

Face reality in Turkey

Published On: August 26, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

Imposition of additional US tariffs allows Erdoğan to blame his country’s economic woes on America, rather than on his own government’s incompetence

Summing up Trump summits

Published On: August 1, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

Trump prefers free-flowing sessions in which the written outcome can be vague, as it was in Singapore, or non-existent, as it was in Helsinki

Summit’s uncertain legacy

Published On: June 18, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

Missing was any definition of what denuclearization might entail, a timeline for implementation, or a reference to how any actions would be verified

Opportunity for America and China

Published On: June 6, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

North Korea could be the best thing for the relationship between the USA and China since the collapse of the Soviet Union

Wrong strategy on Syria

Published On: April 24, 2018 12:23 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

Somewhat smaller strike undertaken a year ago failed to change Syrian behavior, and the latest attack is no more likely to do so.

Liberal world order, RIP

Published On: March 25, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

Three components of liberal world order—liberalism, universality, and the preservation of order itself—are being challenged as never before

Cold War II

Published On: February 27, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Richard N Haass

A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a second one. It is both different and familiar