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.

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 …

Should the Redskins Go Coed?

Why we shouldn’t have women in combat

Dreaming of Robert Taft, Getting John Bolton

After following Chuck Hagel’s Senate confirmation hearings and reading Daniel McCarthy’s thoughtful post …

It’s Still Jon Huntsman’s Moment

Republicans don’t need a grand transformation, just a sensible candidate.

Is Barack Obama Really a Realist?

At the risk of turning this site into an online seminar on …

What Would Kissinger Do?

Historians studying Russian and German foreign policy in the last century have …

Is Barack Obama a Republican Realist?

His foreign policy recalls George H.W. Bush—and his domestic policy could be Ike’s or Nixon’s.

The Arab Spring: A Reality Check

A few days after the fall of the Mubarak regime in Egypt …

The Party of Silicon Valley?

Nate Silver had an interesting piece yesterday which concludes based on statistical …

Huntsman (or Zakaria) for State

The guys at MSNBC allege that Senator John McCain’s campaign against the …

‘I Like to Be in America’

“Puerto Rico, You lovely island . . .” “I like to be …

The GOP’s Asian-American Fiasco

How Republicans alienated a once-allied bloc of voters

We Are Not All Westerners Now

The world’s rising powers will take different paths to modernization

Disseminating American Ideals

Americans are once again surprised to learn that the rest of humanity …

The Reality of American Power: Why Robert Kagan Is Wrong

As a life-long hypochondriac, I was laughing out loud when reading the …

What Happens After an Iran-Israel War?

Notwithstanding the neverending stream of all those based-on-reliable-intelligence-sources analyses, it is doubtful …

Impressive Show for Anti-War Republicans: Is Neoconservatism Now Outside Republican Mainstream?

Imagine if Ohio Representative and anti-war activist Dennis Kucinich had come in …

Another War That Nobody Wants

Reports that members of the European Union (EU) were planning to impose …

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