While Greece’s financial situation continues to deteriorate, Carlo Bastasin writes that both Greece and its European partners need to learn from their mistakes in handling the crisis. Bottom line, Bastasin concludes, Europe cannot manage this 21st century crisis based on 19th century paradigms and diplomatic approaches. Read More
Earlier this week, a diverse, bi-partisan group of former U.S. officials and Iran experts issued a statement urging completion of the Iran nuclear negotiations. Robert Einhorn explains why he signed the statement and details its recommendations, which, he argues, serve U.S. interests as well as those of American allies and partners across the Middle East. Read More
David Dollar and Wei Wang
Chinese and American media coverage of last week’s U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue raises the question—were they covering the same event? While major Chinese media outlets hailed the S&ED as a success, the majority of U.S. reports were consistently pessimistic in tone. David Dollar and Wei Wang delve into the reasons behind the divergent reporting. Read More
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Re-opening embassies in Havana and Washington is a critical step toward normalizing relations and will pave the way toward greater engagement that is in both countries’ interest. Our differences—on issues like human rights, property claims and law enforcement—can now be tackled more effectively.”
July 1, 2015 | Ted Piccone
After 50 years, the U.S. and Cuba will finally have embassies to call home.Richard Feinberg writes that the hard work now begins as the two nations gradually dismantle the comprehensive wall of restrictions separating the countries for two generations.
India and Middle Eastern states have long enjoyed strategic and mutually beneficial relationships.Sultan Barakat and Kadira Pethiyagoda write that recent political changes impact the strategic importance of the Middle East to India and vice versa.
Should the U.S. put boots on the ground to fight ISIS? Jeremy Shapiro, Michael O’Hanlon, and Senator Chris Murphy provide their views on this much debated question.
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