Dec 27, 2013

America's one-sided application of diplomatic law

The entire Indian foreign service bureaucracy has been antagonized by the arrest and search of a colleague in New York. As U.S. relative power wanes, is diplomatic trust worth breaking with a growing number of friends and allies?

Dec 13, 2013

Curbing Tehran's ambitions

A sober second look at the deal on Iran's nuclear program signed in Geneva on Nov. 24 suggests that it is neither a historic breakthrough nor a historic mistake. It is welcome, though, because it suspends Iran's march toward weapons and the West's march ...

Dec 10, 2013

Mandela's final step to freedom

Nelson Mandela's life had many parallels with that of Mahatma Gandhi. Above all, Mandela was an eternal optimist who believed in the possibility of improvement and progress by appealing to the better angels of our nature.

Nov 26, 2013

Underlining the horror of nuclear arms

Given the stalled nuclear disarmament agenda, the most productive way forward to generate political momentum for the cause may be to emphasize the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.

Oct 21, 2013

Nuclear arms wake-up call

Nuclear policymaking in Asia, as elsewhere, is trapped in the Cold War mindset in which too much reliance is placed on the utility of nuclear deterrence and not enough on the risks.

Sep 10, 2013

Right way to send a message

It's harder for the U.S. to claim legitimacy for circumventing U.N. paralysis, it has used the veto more often than China and Russia combined since the end of the Cold War.