The folly of expanding draft registration. John Allen Gay sees no reason to expand Selective Service registration to include women, and warns conservatives against supporting such a change.

Drawbacks of the Saudi “offer” to fight in Syria. Aaron David Miller outlines why Saudi Arabia’s statement that they would send troops to Syria is less than meets the eye.

Poland wants more than NATO can give. John Deni explains why NATO is unlikely to base troops permanently in Poland.

Was the Iran deal a victory for realism? Nikolay Pakhomov doesn’t see much of a chance for the nuclear deal to lead to a significant change in U.S.-Iranian relations.

When the USSR and China almost went to war.. Robert Farley reminds us of the 1969 crisis between the Soviets and Chinese.