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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats
    Dec29

    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats

    Paula J. Dobriansky Security, No major power beyond the United States appears committed to the international order’s maintenance. IN 2017, the global environment is more dangerous than at any time since the end of World War II and is beset by numerous unfolding regional and global crises. Several countries seek to overturn the existing...

    Imagine: Russia Unleashes a Major Incursion into Ukraine. How Does Trump Respond?
    Dec26

    Imagine: Russia Unleashes a Major Incursion into Ukraine. How Does Trump Respond?

    Dov S. Zakheim Security, Eurasia Virtually every new administration is tested soon after it takes office. Editor’s Note: TNI’s January/February 2017 print issue convened a symposium on the most significant national-security challenge awaiting the Trump administration. You can find all entries in the series here. VIRTUALLY EVERY new...

    Stop Poking the Bear
    Dec24

    Stop Poking the Bear

    Robert W. Merry Security, Eurasia Give diplomacy a chance. Stop provoking Moscow. Editor’s Note: TNI’s January/February 2017 print issue convened a symposium on the most significant national-security challenge awaiting the Trump administration. You can find all entries in the series here. THE GRAVEST crisis facing America and the West...

    Is Russia a Military Threat to NATO?
    Dec21

    Is Russia a Military Threat to NATO?

    Kris Osborn Security, How much of a threat does Russia pose to NATO? How much of a threat do Russia’s emerging 5th-generation stealth fighter, nuclear arsenal, high-tech air defenses, anti-satellite weapons, conventional army and submarines pose to NATO and the U.S.? Current tensions between Russia and NATO are leading many to carefully...

    A Blueprint for Donald Trump to Fix Relations with Russia
    Dec19

    A Blueprint for Donald Trump to Fix Relations with Russia

    Graham Allison, Dimitri K. Simes Politics, Eurasia A policy memo to the president-elect. Priority: high. THE TWO Chinese characters that make up the word “crisis” can be interpreted as meaning both “danger” and “opportunity.” Russia today offers your administration not only a serious challenge but a significant opportunity. Russia is no longer...

    America’s Future Relations With Russia and China
    Dec17

    America’s Future Relations With Russia and China

    Blake Franko Security, Asia Are hawks prepared to level with Americans about the potential costs of our commitments? Are they Russia hawks like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham prepared to level with Americans and “honestly tell them that U.S. soldiers should die for Kiev and Tbilisi, and not even for Kiev and Tibilisi but to provide them...

    What Rex Tillerson’s Nomination Means for Russia Policy
    Dec13

    What Rex Tillerson’s Nomination Means for Russia Policy

    Tom Switzer Politics, Eurasia In nominating Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, Donald Trump is putting a distinctive personal stamp on U.S. foreign policy. In nominating Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, Donald Trump is attaining one of his major political goals: he is putting a distinctive personal stamp on U.S. foreign policy at a time...

    Staffing Will Be Key for Trump’s Russia Policy
    Dec13

    Staffing Will Be Key for Trump’s Russia Policy

    Paul J. Saunders Politics, Eurasia Trump needs a strategic plan in staffing key positions in his new administration. President-elect Donald Trump was remarkably courageous in consistently calling for “easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia—from a position of strength” despite widespread criticism among Washington’s foreign...

    Three Steps to Set the Tone on Russia
    Dec12

    Three Steps to Set the Tone on Russia

    Thomas E. Graham Security, Eurasia The next U.S. administration must see Russia in a global context. Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and Carnegie Corporation of New York. We asked some of the world’s leading experts about the future of U.S.-Russia relations under...

    The 2 Largest Land Armies in Europe Tiptoe to the Edge of War (and Back)
    Dec12

    The 2 Largest Land Armies in Europe Tiptoe to the Edge of War (and Back)

    Nolan Peterson Security, Europe More than 10,000 soldiers and civilians have already died in the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian troops are squared off in static, trench warfare against a combined force of pro-Russian separatists and Russian regulars. KYIV, Ukraine—A planned missile test over the Black Sea spurs a Kremlin threat...

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