Author profile: Greg R. Lawson

Channeling “Nixon Goes to China” in the Middle East

Channeling “Nixon Goes to China” in the Middle East

In order to avoid losing ground in a geopolitically pivotal region of the world, the US must be bold. Today, Iran and the increasingly confident Shia of the Middle East are playing a central role in shaping what the region will look like a generation from now. The US must be able to adapt to the shifting sands and not cling rigidly to yesteryear’s policy prescriptions.

The Long Term Implications of Obama’s Missile Defense Decision May Undermine Stability

The Long Term Implications of Obama’s Missile Defense Decision May Undermine Stability

There are many arguments as to why placing a ballistic missile defense (BMD) system in Poland and the Czech Republic is a bad idea. However, none are compelling enough to justify the decision by the Obama Administration to drop plans laid out by the Bush Administration to deploy a long range BMD in those two nations.

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