Article Archive

The Truth of Jonathan Pollard

The scale of damage done by the convicted spy to U.S. security should not be discounted upon his release.

December 2, 2015

Obama’s Guantanamo Challenge

As his final term concludes, the president must decide if he will try to override Congress in closing Gitmo.

December 1, 2015

Utopianism Is Not a Strategy

E.H. Carr’s Twenty Years’ Crisis remains a realist’s Bible.

November 30, 2015

Social Justice for Democratic Capitalists

How some Catholics contort Church teaching to fit a Cold War paradigm of economics and politics.

November 27, 2015

No Barbarians at the Gates of Paris

Niall Ferguson’s flimsy comparison to ancient Rome ignores the fact that Europe is largely responsible for its own decline.

November 25, 2015

Europe’s Mission in the Middle East

France, Germany, and other European countries should take the lead in fighting ISIS.

November 25, 2015

Why Did Turkey Attack a Russian Plane?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may want to derail the an alliance against ISIS—and thus weaken the Assad regime.

November 24, 2015

The Mencken of Feminism

Why conservatives should give two cheers for Camille Paglia

November 24, 2015

Has Hillary Learned Nothing From Iraq?

Clinton’s response to ISIS is to double down on neoconservative talking points.

November 23, 2015

Dean of the Realists

Owen Harries was Irving Kristol’s friend—and neoconservatism’s foe.

November 23, 2015

The Hopeless Politics of Ta-Nehisi Coates

The racial circumstances he was born into are not the same ones inherited by his son.

November 19, 2015

Why There Is No Obama Doctrine

Trying to discern contemporary U.S. grand strategy presumes a coherence that simply isn’t there.

November 19, 2015

From Sun Tzu to Fourth Generation War

In developing military strategy, the U.S. must learn old lessons and adapt to new realities.

November 19, 2015

French Gaullists and the Last War

They believe in national greatness, but President Hollande and his predecessors have a history of pursuing the wrong strategy.

November 18, 2015

The Myth of Enduring Millennial Liberalism

As the Obama generation matures, its overhyped Democratic tilt could vanish entirely.

November 18, 2015

Moral Combat

“Winners and Losers,” now playing in DC, is a cutting, suspenseful romp.

November 17, 2015

Who Are the Allies Against ISIS?

If the Islamic State cannot be contained, a genuine international coalition must stand up.

November 16, 2015

How to Counter Violent Extremism

Heavy-handed tactics don’t stop terrorism. Good policing and public trials do.

November 16, 2015

This Time, Fight the Real Enemy

The Islamic State is the threat to West—not Assad or Iran.

November 14, 2015