Global Mar. 19, 2013

Obama’s Israel Challenge

Criticized by some for being insufficiently pro-Israel during his first term, and dogged by relatively low ratings in Israel during his first term, President Obama travels there this week for meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to deliver a major address in Jerusalem.

Global Mar. 13, 2013

What Chinese Are Worried About

When incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping finally takes office later this week, he will face a difficult set of problems that in many ways stem from his country’s remarkable economic success.

Global Mar. 4, 2013

Will Budget Cuts Shrink the U.S. Global Role?

The forced budget cuts, known in Washington as sequestration, are now in force in the United States and $85 billion in spending cuts are in the process of being implemented, with about half of them coming out of Washington’s spending on international engagement.

Global Feb. 22, 2013

American Star Power Still Rules the Globe

For decades, Hollywood has been a big part of brand America, and U.S. movies continue to break box office records around the world.

Global Feb. 19, 2013

The Public Supports a Transatlantic Trade Pact – For Now

The long-discussed free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union was formally endorsed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address to Congress.

Global Feb. 19, 2013

How America and Japan See the World

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe travels to Washington this week to meet with President Barack Obama. This will be their first meeting since Abe was chosen for the second time to be prime minister and Obama secured a second term at the end of last year. But how do ties stand between the two countries?

Global Feb. 11, 2013

China and Cyber Attacks: A Top Concern of U.S. Experts

China’s alleged cyber-espionage campaigns against other governments, major corporations and, most recently, the media, have increasingly become a focus of U.S. officials and news reports.

Global Feb. 6, 2013

U.S. Use of Drones, Under New Scrutiny, Has Been Widely Opposed Abroad

The U.S. drone campaign against suspected terrorists is drawing new attention on Capitol Hill with the nomination of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to be Director of Central Intelligence. But outside of the United States, opinion on the use of drones for targeted killings is already clear: there is considerable opposition to the drone campaign in a majority of nations surveyed.

Global Jan. 29, 2013

Viewpoint: Pakistan’s Economic Woes Are Being Overlooked

Pakistan is a country beset with political difficulties, but they could be of secondary importance to its economic woes.

Global Jan. 28, 2013

Commentary: Is Obama Out of Step with America on Foreign Policy?

President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address is now history. The limited internationalism highlighted in the speech lacks significant support from the American people, especially those who got him reelected.