Article Archive

Saudi Arabia’s Brutal and Futile War in Yemen Turns Two

The war has failed to achieve any of its aims.

March 21, 2017

Can Trump Handle North Korea?

The complex situation will require discerning what is fiction—and what is reality.

March 21, 2017

Is Trump the New Teddy Roosevelt?

Trump’s insistence on national solidarity, rejection of globalism, and demand for total patriotism channel TR.

March 20, 2017

Don’t Pursue Primacy in Syria

It’s unclear that an active U.S. leadership role in the region would work. The dangers, meanwhile, are crystal clear.

March 20, 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

The Case for Talking to North Korea

All diplomatic options should be exhausted before considering the use of military force.

March 17, 2017

Jeff Sessions Is Rip Van Winkle on Drug Policy

Intensified enforcement of marijuana prohibition would be a tragedy.

March 17, 2017

From Vision to Reality

The new U.S. Diplomacy Center opens in Foggy Bottom.

March 16, 2017

U.S. Should Favor the Most Vulnerable Religious Refugees

The purpose is not to discriminate against Islam, but to recognize the unique situation of non-Muslims in the Middle East.

March 16, 2017

Music With Roots

Like the best of Bob Dylan, the lyrics of folk band Sun Kil Moon capture a sense of memory and place that’s missing from most pop music.

March 16, 2017

How to Fix American Schools

The first step is for the federal government to decrease its role.

March 16, 2017

House Repeal and Replace Bill Contains Important Conservative Reforms

Voting against “repeal” could be the death knell for Republicans in 2018.

March 15, 2017

The Dangerous Reality of an Iran War

A new war in the Persian Gulf could start accidentally—and would take a toll on U.S. forces.

March 15, 2017

The Inside Story Behind Trump’s Childcare Plan

It’s not too late for Republicans to abandon Ivanka’s mammoth childcare subsidy and push for a genuinely conservative approach

March 15, 2017

Mission Creep in Syria

Why are U.S. soldiers now acting as peacekeepers?

March 15, 2017

A Soft Coup, or Preserving Our Democracy?

Something’s happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.

March 14, 2017

(Re)Secularizing the University

The religion of social-justice activism on campus breeds a new kind of secularism.

March 14, 2017

How to Reduce Juvenile Crime: Use Separate Courts

Keeping minors out of the adult criminal-justice system cuts costs and crime—and keep communities safe.

March 14, 2017

The Politics of Infrastructure

The key to success lies in walkable urban spaces.

March 13, 2017