Article Archive

The Beltway Foreign-Policy ‘Blob’ Strikes Back

A Washington think tank calls for more of the same failed intervention.

May 26, 2017

What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us to Miss

Here are 24 issues that Washington and the media ignore.

May 8, 2017

Still Chasing the Wrong Rainbows

What historian William Appleman Williams taught us about foreign policy and the good society.

May 4, 2017

Memo for McMaster

The national security advisor needs to impose order on the administration’s foreign policy.

April 13, 2017

The Fiction of U.S. Isolationism

The old canard is an obstacle to a realistic, fact-based approach to foreign policy.

April 4, 2017

The Odds Against Antiwar Warriors

The failure of a World War I American anti-war movement does not bode well for similar movements today.

March 30, 2017

Prepare, Pursue, Prevail!

Onward and upward with U.S. Central Command.

March 22, 2017

Fat Leonard and the Decline of Military Values

The officer corps was once assumed to be above larger cultural rot. No more.

March 20, 2017

Debunking America’s “Good” Occupation

Factual errors mar an otherwise thoughtful book about U.S. occupation forces in post-World War II Germany.

March 9, 2017

Trump and the Six-Trillion-Dollar Question

Republicans and Democrats both refuse to investigate the staggering resources wasted in the Middle East.

March 2, 2017

Angst in the Church of America the Redeemer

David Brooks on making America great again

February 23, 2017

The Duty of General McMaster

As he takes charge of U.S. grand strategy, he must be a blunt, candid truth-teller.

February 21, 2017

Why Does Congress Accept Perpetual Wars?

To exercise real oversight, our representatives must take ownership of foreign entanglements.

February 17, 2017

Conservatism After Trump

How the Right—and foreign-policy realism—can survive our populist moment.

February 2, 2017

After the ‘End of History’

The Age of Great Expectations and the great void

January 9, 2017

On Winning

Trump loves to do it, but American generals have forgotten how.

November 30, 2016

Time for Real Answers on War

Trump and Clinton both keep the American people in the dark.

October 4, 2016

The Decay of American Politics

Ike and Adlai weren’t perfect, but at least their campaigns provided more than spectacle.

August 4, 2016

Kill All the Terrorists?

The violence we employ to defend civilization feeds the very forces that imperil it.

July 25, 2016

Don’t Blame Me, I’m Just the Viceroy

Why do Zalmay Khalilzad and others in the foreign-policy establishment refuse to question America’s role in the world?

July 18, 2016