How long can a world order survive when its creator and primary benefactor is actively working to undermine it?
A new Harvard report has cast some light on American decline and the US presidential race, but it also illustrates the limits of academic thinking.
The Iran nuclear deal will not be viewed favorably by future historians.
2011 was poor for the Obama Administration in most of the Islamic world.
Though Republicans and Democrats have managed to piece together a last-minute bill to stave off a potentially ruinous default, the rancorous process and tepid end result both point to a new kind of politics in Washington.
The conflict between China and Vietnam over the South China Sea is not just a petty squabble over maritime sovereignty.
A list of global sites deemed sensitive to US national security interests, recently leaked by Wikileaks, acts as a window into a world where global free trade has been disrupted and access to primary resources is paramount.
Reforming the UN Security Council stands as a key barometer for assessing the international system`s transition from a post-Cold War US hegemony to a more multipolar distribution of economic and military power.
Impending defense cuts in the United Kingdom, and the alarm that they are generating in Washington, are both indicative of a shifting global balance of power.
BRIC countries are set to propose a resolution in support of Iran at the UN General Assembly; a further sign that the forum could evolve a more political dimension in the future.