Articles by: Katrina vanden Heuvel

What Do Americans Care About? Not a Cold War With Russia and China

What Do Americans Care About? Not a Cold War With Russia and China

The Biden administration will soon release its National Security Strategy, which is being revised in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The document will no doubt trigger a renewed debate about how the United States should gear up for a new Cold War against Russia and China. But before we plunge into a global great-power competition, it’s worth recalling President Biden’s[Read More…]

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Washington Wants a New Cold War—But That’s a Bad Idea

Washington Wants a New Cold War—But That’s a Bad Idea

As China unleashed live-fire military exercises off the coast of Taiwan, simulating a real “reunification by force” operation in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ceremonial visit to the island last week, the bipartisan fervor for a new Cold War with China and Russia took greater hold in Washington. “Leaders in both parties,” Post columnist Josh Rogin reports, “understand that the United[Read More…]

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Why Biden Shouldn’t Use the ‘Summit for Democracy’ to Start More Cold Wars

Why Biden Shouldn’t Use the ‘Summit for Democracy’ to Start More Cold Wars

On December 9 and 10, President Biden will host a virtual “Summit for Democracy.” The gathering will bring together leaders from 110 countries who work in government, civil society and the private sector, with the officially declared purpose of developing an agenda to renew democratic government and keep democracy’s ideals strong. (The guest list includes Pakistan, Ukraine and Brazil.) As authoritarianism grows[Read More…]

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On 9/11, It’s Time for Reflection on Decades of Failed US National Security Policy

On 9/11, It’s Time for Reflection on Decades of Failed US National Security Policy

The steady militarisation of US foreign policy has hampered its ability to address real security concerns that threaten not just American people but the entire planet. A reckoning with America’s failed national security policy is long overdue. Our calamitous misadventures in the Middle East and the global financial collapse of 2008 dramatically exposed the bankruptcy and failures of the bipartisan[Read More…]

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