Topic: Nicholas Burns
India's statement that it will continue to purchase oil from Iran is a major setback for the US attempt to isolate the Iranian government over the nuclear issue. It's also bitterly disappointing news for those of us who have championed a close relationship with India.
The US has relied on the military to hit back when attacked or even threatened; to place first priority on building up defenses; to sometimes shoot first, ask questions later. But the most difficult challenges ahead will require greater reliance on diplomacy and traditional statecraft.
09/09/2011 02:13 pm
President Obama is trying to balance transition and stability in Egypt, but events in Cairo may make that impossible.
02/09/2011 03:52 pm
02/03/2011 06:44 pm
The US has scored no big wins under his policy of talking with the enemy. Doubts that it can are rising.
08/13/2009 01:00 am
Evidence mounts that international sanctions are having an impact.
07/11/2008 01:00 am
Israeli officials see opportunity to turn Gaza over to Egypt to provide services.
01/25/2008 12:00 am