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Indonesia’s new president talks to Foreign Affairs about his recent victory, his national agenda, and the threat of Islamic extremism.
The president of the Philippines talks to Foreign Affairs about economic reform, political corruption, and Chinese aggression.
The executive director of the 9/11 Commission argues that American defenses against terrorism have been improved, but he says politics and bureaucracy have foiled several vital reforms.
The U.S. mission in Afghanistan suffers from a lack of common objectives among U.S. agencies, argue Randy George and Dante Paradiso. What the war needs is a single commander to unite civilian and military efforts, they write. Not so, replies James Dobbins: Washington should be loath to move away from its tradition of civilian control of the armed forces.
Michael Bröning, Tony Badran, and Mara E. Karlin and Andrew J. Tabler on the increasingly brutal crackdown in Syria, the durability of the Assad regime and what, if anything, the United States can do to bring the crisis to a peaceful end.
Brenda Shaffer (“Nagorno-Karabakh After Crimea,” May 3, 2014) is right that a reenergized U.S.-Russian partnership to end the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh would be worthwhile. But she errs in ignoring the role of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in ending the fighting.
The lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq; Xi Jinping's reforms; an interview with Joko Widodo; and more.