Article Archive

Islam Isn’t a Peril

America keeps trying to see conflicts with the Muslim world through the failed lens of ideology.

March 19, 2015

Neoconservatism’s Theory Gap

Bret Stephens adds to the pile of thin attempts to justify America’s global policing.

December 18, 2014

JFK’s Special Relationship

Prime Minister Harold Macmillan managed Britain’s decline by following Kennedy’s lead.

November 21, 2014

Has Rand Paul’s Moment Already Passed?

The opportunity to dramatically change American foreign policy may have died with James Foley.

October 31, 2014

Is Iraq Becoming America’s Gaza?

Netanyahu and Obama substitute endless war for failed occupations.

September 16, 2014

How Obama’s Non-Strategy ISIS Strategy Works

More U.S. involvement would mean less incentive for the Saudis, Turks, and other regional powers to combat the Islamic State.

September 2, 2014

Vietnam’s Real Lessons for Iraq

Flying in with already-failed strategies can’t build the coalitions necessary to stop ISIS.

June 13, 2014

Obama’s West Point Realism

The president defends a George H.W. Bush foreign policy against George W. Bush critics.

May 30, 2014

Rand Paul Should Go on Offense

Anti-interventionism has reached the Republican base: Now it needs a leader.

May 1, 2014

The Right’s Putin Problem

The Russian president is an autocratic right-wing nationalist, not a model for American conservatives.

February 25, 2014

Why ‘This Town’ Loves Going to War

Fame, fortune, and thrill reward denizens of DC who urge America to new crusades.

September 12, 2013

Syria Is Not Kosovo

But the alliance of liberal internationalist and neoconservative “experts” is back.

August 29, 2013

In Egypt, Neither a Coup Nor a Revolution

The Arab Spring is looking more like Europe’s failed revolutions of 1848 all the time.

July 9, 2013

Does Samantha Power Mean War?

The humanitarian hawk must betray her principles—or lead the Obama administration into Syria.

June 12, 2013

Was Benjamin Cardozo Hispanic?

Progressives have a double-standard on race, science, and public policy.

May 31, 2013

What Does It Mean To Be an American?

Why the immigration debate should be about language and culture more than jobs—and not just race.

April 30, 2013

What Jackie Robinson Can Teach Rand Paul

Is today’s GOP the party for someone who would break the color barrier?

April 17, 2013

The Sun Sets on the “Special Relationship”

What would Margaret Thatcher do in a post-American world?

April 15, 2013

How Do You Say “Quagmire” in French?

The unlearned lessons of the Vietnam War

March 22, 2013

How Capitalism Saved Chile

And what “No”—an anti-Pinochet film Milton Friedman might have loved—teaches us about regime change.

March 13, 2013