Article Archive

A Hair-Raising Experience

Lessons on community at scissor-point from a hairdresser-acupuncturist

March 28, 2014

NATO’s Wrong Turn

Russia’s incursion into Ukraine is a response to misguided Western expansionism.

March 28, 2014

Here’s How to Think About Russia and the Ukraine Crisis

Daniel Larison answers seven urgent questions about NATO, Putin’s irredentism, and a second Cold War.

March 27, 2014

More Guns, Fewer Generals

Reducing combat capabilities isn’t the only way to save the military money.

March 27, 2014

Russia, the West, and ‘Moral Equivalence’

Why Putin’s actions in Crimea look to the rest of the world a lot like NATO’s Kosovo intervention.

March 26, 2014

Why Dianne Feinstein Can’t Control the CIA

The Senate Intelligence Committee is as sclerotic and turf-obsessed as the agency it’s meant to regulate.

March 26, 2014

Airey Neave’s Way

Colditz couldn’t hold Britain’s ballsiest politician.

March 25, 2014

Affirmative Action’s Asian-American Watershed

Chinese-Americans mobilized to keep racial preferences out of California higher ed. Will the GOP take note?

March 24, 2014

“A Touch of Sin” in China’s New Economy

The People’s Republic confronts capitalism’s dark side in this banned new film.

March 21, 2014

What Happened to Basil Bunting?

Author of the “finest long poem … since T.S. Eliot’s Quartets,” he was a pacifist and a warrior—and he’s overdue for a revival.

March 21, 2014

The Answer to Homelessness

Why conservative Utah gives away housing

March 20, 2014

A Coup in Crimea—or in Russia?

The West rejects a peninsula’s secession but makes no secret of its regime-change ambitions for Moscow.

March 19, 2014

Robert Gates: The Soldiers’ Secretary?

The former secretary of defense’s memoir shows that good intentions won’t fix U.S. foreign policy.

March 19, 2014

The Anti-Warrior

Micah Zenko brings peace to the Council on Foreign Relations.

March 18, 2014

Scott Brown’s Second Act

He was a Tea Party idol when he ran for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat—but does anyone want him in New Hampshire?

March 17, 2014

Look to Solidarity, Not Sudetenland

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

March 14, 2014

America’s Torture Doctors

Despite grossly violating their oaths, CIA and military physicians escape professional censure.

March 13, 2014

We Can Build That

Obama rejects the Scottish Enlightenment ideas that inspired the Constitution.

March 12, 2014

Republican Social Justice?

Arthur Brooks tries to add a new layer of varnish to an old GOP agenda.

March 11, 2014