Author Archives: Michael Vlahos

Who Did Thucydides Trap?

A challenge to Graham Allison’s pop-theory that U.S., China headed for ‘epic’ conflict.

“Gangs of Aleppo” and the Rise of Alternative Societies

Bill Lind’s piece powerfully identifies the breakdown of the state and the rise …

The Fall of Modernity

We are losing our wars in the Muslim world because our vision …

The Weakness of Empire

History has not dealt kindly with imperial ambitions, and America, however benevolent her intent, cannot hope to be an exception.