Author Archives: Leon Hadar

About Leon Hadar

Leon Hadar is a foreign policy analyst, author, and contributing editor at TAC. He holds a Ph.D. from American University, and is the author of the books Quagmire: America in the Middle East and Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East. He is a Wikistrat expert and former Cato Institute research fellow, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the National Interest.

Vietnam’s Real Lessons for Iraq

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

Obama’s West Point Realism

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

The Myth of America’s Global Peacekeeping Past

Apparently recognizing that the American Unipolar Moment may be over, and that …

Rand Paul Should Go on Offense

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

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”: Ode to a World That Once Was

Wes Anderson’s latest is an homage to Austria before the ravages of WWI

The Right’s Putin Problem

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

Rand Paul on Foreign Policy: A Start, But What’s Next?

He’s against neocon wars but must articulate a new vision of the national interest.

From Ukraine to South Africa: The End of History (Again)?

Despite the promises of liberal internationalist elites, religious fundamentalism, ethnic identity, and …

Why ‘This Town’ Loves Going to War

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

Syria Is Not Kosovo

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

In Egypt, Neither a Coup Nor a Revolution

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

A Question Libertarians Can Answer Easily

By asking “If libertarianism is such a good idea, why aren’t there …

Does Samantha Power Mean War?

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

Was Benjamin Cardozo Hispanic?

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

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.

What Jackie Robinson Can Teach Rand Paul

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

The Sun Sets on the “Special Relationship”

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

How Do You Say “Quagmire” in French?

The unlearned lessons of the Vietnam War

How Capitalism Saved Chile

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

Waiting for Senator Fulbright

My first reaction to Senator Rand Paul’s foreign policy address at the …

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