REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders pose for a family photo at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake in Beijing, November 11, 2014.

Opinion

How the United States Can Counter the Ambitions of Russia and China

November 21, 2014, Thomas Wright and Ely Ratner

The unraveling of the Middle East under the weight of the Sunni-Shiite rivalry and the rise of the Islamic State is enough of a national security challenge to keep the United States busy for a decade or more. But, write Thomas Wright and Ely Ratner, with more and more American advisers on the ground in Iraq, there is a risk that Washington will once again revert to a foreign policy focused disproportionately on that region.

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