US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at the State Department in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
An Iranian long range surface to surface Qadr missile and an anti-aircraft gun are displayed in a war exhibition organized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in a park in southern Tehran to mark the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war on September 23, 2021. (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Marines with Mike Company confirm their oath of enlistment at their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor ceremony on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, on December 4, 2021. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan Hageali)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen at the Russian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 27, 2022. (Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Mike Watson is associate director of Hudson Institute's Center for the Future of Liberal Society.
Mike Watson is associate director of Hudson Institute's Center for the Future of Liberal Society, directed by Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead.
Before joining Hudson, Mr. Watson worked for Charles Krauthammer as a research assistant. Mike holds a BA in history from the University of Virginia and an MA in security policy studies from George Washington University, where he focused on US foreign policy in the Middle East and South Asia.
During a gala marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party, performers dressed as emergency workers surround a large Communist Party flag on June 28, 2021 at the Olympic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty)
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks on stage during the closing campaign session of the FIDESZ party, in Szekesfehervar, Hungary on April 1, 2022. (Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/ AFP via Getty Images)