Article Archive

The World the Cold War Built

A new book says the conflict began in the late 19th century and subsumed even World War II as our defining event.

January 31, 2018

No More Free Riding: France Does Diplomacy in the Middle East

Quelle horreur!

December 19, 2017

Is Foreign Propaganda Even Effective?

The Russians can dish it out, but don’t expect Americans to swallow everything.

September 25, 2017

Liberalism in One Country

Since World War II, the globalist agenda has reigned. Is it time to strengthen democracy at home?

April 11, 2017

Are There Two Americas?

Many wish to “unsee” their political adversaries.

February 21, 2017

What Trump Wants From the International Order

He seeks to bring Pax Americana in line with U.S. interests.

January 19, 2017

France’s Multicultural Dystopia

Why many of Europe’s Muslims don’t want to integrate with secular society

August 31, 2016

Trumpism After Trump

It contains the seeds of a new and inclusive political movement.

July 19, 2016

Trump’s Realpolitik

The history of foreign-policy realism suggests that the GOP frontrunner may be more pragmatic than his critics claim.

May 4, 2016

Trump the Technocrat

Advancing U.S. interests is more complicated than analyzing a profit and loss statement.

March 28, 2016

Is Trump a Realist?

His improv foreign policy may infuriate hawks, but ultimately it lacks coherence.

February 3, 2016

Europe’s Mission in the Middle East

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

November 25, 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

The Logic of Putin’s Syria Campaign

Russia’s president cuts through the Beltway groupthink in explaining his country’s interests.

September 30, 2015

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