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Richard N Haass

Summing up Trump summits

August 1, 2018 00:30 AM

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

June 18, 2018 00:30 AM

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

June 6, 2018 00:30 AM

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

April 24, 2018 00:23 AM

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

March 25, 2018 00:30 AM

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

Cold War II

February 27, 2018 00:30 AM

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

Pakistan conundrum

January 16, 2018 00:30 AM

Pakistan wants an Afghanistan in which the Taliban play a dominant role. The US, for many reasons, does not.

Trump logic

December 18, 2017 00:30 AM

The only plan to this Israeli government is likely to agree will offer Palestinians far less than they have demanded.

Trump goes to China

November 8, 2017 00:30 AM

Trump and Xi must find a way to defuse the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula, or manage the results should diplomacy fail.

Asia in turmoil

August 20, 2017 00:35 AM

TOKYO: It is too soon to know whether and how the challenge posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs will be resolved. But it is not too early to consider what that challenge could mean for a part of the world that has in many ways defied history.

North Korea lessons

July 26, 2017 00:30 AM

The alternatives for dealing with nuclear proliferation do not necessarily improve with the passage of time.

Filling America’s shoes

June 26, 2017 00:15 AM

A shift away from US-dominated world of structured relationships and standing institutions and toward something else is under way

Year of Europe

April 18, 2017 00:15 AM

France’s presidential election is the most significant for Europe’s future, and perhaps for that of the world

North Korea redux

March 20, 2017 00:15 AM

Strategic patience, the approach toward North Korea since the early 1990s, has run its course

Politics of historicide

February 27, 2017 00:15 AM

Preserving and protecting the past is essential in order to ensure that today’s dangerous zealots do not succeed

World Order 2.0

February 1, 2017 00:23 AM

Today’s realities call for an updated operating system that is based on the concept of “sovereign obligation”

Second chance with India

June 29, 2016 00:05 AM

The new rapprochement between the world’s two most populous democracies could shape the world’s future