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Utopianism Is Not a Strategy

E.H. Carr’s Twenty Years’ Crisis remains a realist’s Bible.

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Has Hillary Learned Nothing From Iraq?

Clinton’s response to ISIS is to double down on neoconservative talking points.

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Dean of the Realists

Owen Harries was Irving Kristol’s friend—and neoconservatism’s foe.

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Obama Presides Over the Death of Globalism

The president appeals to “universal values” that are fading before his very eyes.


Why There Is No Obama Doctrine

Trying to discern contemporary U.S. grand strategy presumes a coherence that simply isn’t there.

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The Myth of Enduring Millennial Liberalism

As the Obama generation matures, its overhyped Democratic tilt could vanish entirely.

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Rand Stands for a Winning Republican War Policy

GOP statesmen like Nixon, Reagan, and Bush I minimized conflict instead of spreading it.

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