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Nick Danby


The US needs a lighter, more rotational presence in East Asia

Permanent American military bases in the region incur costs that can be avoided with a reduced footprint that sacrifices little in security.

Middle East

How the downing of Iran Air flight 655 still sparks US-Iran enmity

A US Navy ship shot down the civilian airliner 34 years ago, a tragic event that Americans forget but Iranians never will.

Global Crises

How Ambassador Mondale won friends and influenced foreign policy

He wasn't just a veep and failed presidential candidate. His work with Japan offers truly poignant lessons for future diplomats.

Resist the “Goldilocks” option and get out of Afghanistan

Resist the “Goldilocks” option and get out of Afghanistan

One need only to look to Vietnam for how this alternative plays out in the real world.