Article Archive

Don’t Forget Robert Saylor

The public should reserve some outrage for the killing of a young man with Downs Syndrome by sheriff’s deputies moonlighting as mall cops.

May 6, 2015

A Nuclear Alternative to the Iran Deal

If Cotton wants to scuttle the current negotiations, he could consider giving Tehran nukes directly.

March 16, 2015

Jeb Reinforces the Bush Family Resemblance

Far from being “his own man,” the former Florida governor embraces his brother’s habits and advisers.

February 27, 2015

Why Mourn King Abdullah?

Head of a brutal regime complicit in 9/11 and worldwide terror, the late Saudi ruler is unduly honored by craven Western leaders.

January 27, 2015

Will Jim Webb Be Democrats’ Anti-Hillary?

Foreign policy realists in the Democratic party will look for an alternative to Clintonian neoconservatism in 2016.

January 5, 2015

Grand Strategy Is Bunk

Theories of global power just excuse U.S. hubris.

December 3, 2014

Ukraine in the Aftermath of Maidan

One year after the first protests, Western interests and Ukrainian lives have been sacrificed at the altar of democratic idealism.

November 21, 2014

Rick Perry Gives Hawks a Blank Slate

Inexperience is a presidential qualification for those eager to dictate their own foreign policy.

October 30, 2014

Obama and Bush’s Shared Dysfunction

Ebola has only amplified the governmental brokenness that unraveled the past two presidencies.

October 20, 2014

Obama Flubs Ukraine in UN Address

The president used his speech to hector a Russia that could be very helpful against ISIS.

September 25, 2014

A Peaceful Path Forward for Ukraine

NATO should make clear to Kiev that membership is off the table, and negotiations are the answer.

September 3, 2014

The Poet of Containment

George F. Kennan’s diaries provide a window into his brilliant mind, and tortured soul.

June 4, 2014

How to Move Forward on Ukraine

With democratic legitimacy restored in Kiev, the U.S. can turn to winding down tensions with Moscow.

May 27, 2014

The Senate’s Bipartisan Ukraine Mistake

The Foreign Relations Committee conducts an exercise in unanimous myopia, led by Victoria Nuland.

May 13, 2014

The Containment Revival’s Strategic Shortcomings

Attempting to isolate Russia over Ukraine could have more severe repercussions than Obama anticipates.

April 24, 2014

Look to Solidarity, Not Sudetenland

What Poland’s 1981 movement can teach Ukraine—and what Reagan’s response teaches us

March 14, 2014

What Obama Didn’t Say About Ukraine

Russia’s actions in Crimea call for a realistic response, not hypocritical platitudes.

March 3, 2014

Shooting at Sochi to Hit Syria

Neoconservatives lambast Russia for standing in the way of their latest war.

February 21, 2014

Europe Goes Expansionist

EU leaders are modeling the worst of Washington’s diplomacy on Ukraine.

February 7, 2014

Is Ukraine a Problem for America to Solve?

Senate Foreign Relations Committee testimony made a feeble case—but hinted at a better foreign example for Yankovych’s foes.

January 24, 2014