The United States cannot ignore the risk of Al-Qaeda and Haqqani leadership exploiting instability in Pakistan.
Policy makers should begin preparing contingency plans, ranging from humanitarian operations to international peacekeeping missions, in preparation for a potential collapse of Russian control over the North Caucasus within the next decade.
Despite its wish to avoid outside arbitration and multilateralization of the South China Sea disputes, China’s actions demonstrate its concerted efforts towards exerting continuous and effective control over these territories.
An alternate analysis demonstrates that, in the long term, compromising certain aspects of privacy might not be the optimal solution to combating the evolving risk of terrorist networks.
Since climate change cannot be adequately addressed by any one country alone, there is no better time for the United States to articulate a clear policy agenda for the Western Hemisphere that promotes economic progress, environmental and energy sustainability, and collaboration on security issues.