Articles by: "Richard N. Haass"
Mr Trump goes to China

US President Donald Trump is spending nearly two weeks in Asia, visiting Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Putting China at the center of the trip makes sense, because it constitutes the most …

The US cannot go it alone on Iran

US President Donald Trump has announced what was long anticipated: that he will not certify that Iran is complying with the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed by the United States, China, …

The turn of the Kurds

Returns show a high percentage of Iraq’s estimated eight million Kurds turned out to vote in a referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region and other areas of the country with a substantial Kurdish population. …

Who will fill America’s shoes?

It is increasingly clear that US President Donald Trump represents a departure when it comes to America’s global outlook and behavior. As a result, the United States will no longer play the leading international role …

The Six-Day War at 50

The world is about to mark the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 war between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria—a conflict that continues to stand out in a region with a modern history largely …

The second year of Europe

More than four decades ago, US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger declared 1973 to be ‘The Year of Europe.’ His aim was to highlight the need to modernise the Atlantic relationship and, more specifically, the …

Out of time in North Korea

There is a growing consensus that the first genuine crisis of Donald Trump’s presidency could involve North Korea and, more specifically, its ability to place a nuclear warhead on one or more ballistic missiles possessing …

The politics of historicide

In a world of disarray, the Middle East stands apart. The post-World War I order is unravelling in much of the region. The people of Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya have paid an enormous price. …

World Order 2.0

For nearly four centuries, since the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 ended the Thirty Years’ War in Europe, the concept of sovereignty—the right of countries to an independent existence and autonomy—has formed the core of …

America and the world in transition

In less than two months, the American political transition will be over. The 45th president of the United States will settle into the Oval Office. President-elect Donald Trump will become President Trump; President Barack Obama …