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  • Is peace at hand in Afghanistan?

    On Oct. 19, 1972, a subdued Henry Kissinger walked up to the White House podium to announce history. After fits and starts, more than three grueling years of diplomatic haggling, and a whole lot of violence on the ground, an accord between the United States and the Vietcong was within reach. "We believe peace is at hand,” Kissinger told the assembled reporters in the White House briefing room. "It is inevitable that in a war of such complexity that there should be occasional difficulties in...

    Washington Examiner
  • Waging Peace with North Korea

    Ramon Pacheco Pardo National Security, Asia The Trump administration has a strong hand if it goes back to the negotiation table. The dust continues to settle following the no-deal Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In recent days, both Washington and Pyongyang seem to be hardening their position. At the same time, however, both the United States and North Korea have signaled their intent to continue to travel down the road of diplomacy. This...

    The National Interest
  • Nuechterlein: The Keys to Our Future in Asia

    Failure of President Trump’s effort to persuade North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear weapons is a diplomatic setback, but it’s not the end of the game. Kim needs an end to tough U.N. sanctions imposed two years

    GoDanRiver.com
  • The American Conservative: Peace and Restraint

    We continue to warn against the folly of wars of choice and the dangers of enabling reckless clients.

    The American Conservative
  • The End of Great Power Peace

    Hal Brands, Charles Edel Security, Global Governance There is growing cooperation between the countries that are challenging the regional pillars of the U.S.-led order. As recently as 2010, Barack Obama could observe a strategic landscape where the “major powers are at peace.” Yet if great-power war has not returned, the era of deep great-power peace is over. Relations between the world’s strongest states are increasingly defined by undisguised rivalry and even conflict; there is ever-sharper...

    The National Interest
  • Why Saudi Arabia is turning to Asia

    Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman visited Pakistan, India and China in a growing effort to diversify Saudi foreign relations.

    www.washingtonpost.com
  • Talking to the Taliban: what price peace?

    Donald Trump is becoming increasingly impatient about removing all US troops from Afghanistan, 18 years after the invasion that followed September 11. As peace talks continue, Fawzia Koofi, a female Afghan MP, describes being in the room with the Taliban, while the Guardian’s Emma Graham-Harrison examines the slow progress for women’s rights that could be at risk when international forces leave. Plus: Gary Younge on knife crime Donald Trump has become increasingly impatient to withdraw US...

    the Guardian