Ladies and Gentlemen:
We are only beginning to understand the slowly unfolding impact of Jamal Khashoggi's murder. I considered him a friend. No one deserves to die as he apparently did. The incident is in every respect repellent.
A couple of days ago, I read an article on economic statecraft in Foreign Affairs. It asserted that sanctions had “helped drive North Korea to the negotiating table.” That’s the accepted narrative. But the north Koreans were never unwilling to negotiate.
We live in turbulent times. In Europe, in America, and in parts of Asia there is an elemental unease about what is to come. The rule-bound order that the Western victors of World War II created is disintegrating. International law no longer protects the weak. Bluster, bullying, and bombing ap
Time was, the countries of the Middle East relied on the United States for patronage, protection, and guidance. Suez taught Israel, Britain, and France that without Washington’s acquiescence, their policies could not succeed. Egypt’s defection showed Russia the limits of its ability to compete
I am honored to stand before you this morning to discuss US-China relations. It’s a challenge to speak on a subject so many here know so much about, and to do so at a moment of such radical inflection in the relationship. But Sino-American relations are a matter of great importance to all in ou
Fifteen years ago today, speaking in Kabul, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld declared that, in Afghanistan, “we clearly have moved from major combat activity to a period of stability and stabilization and reconstruction activities.