Realism & Restraint
U.S. strategy seems to be shifting toward creating a buffer state between Iran and Israel.
When a state is destroyed, we have little idea what will grow from its ruins.
A client state in North Korea is infinitely preferable to Kim Jung-un’s regime.
Lessons from America’s lost wars
Since World War II, the globalist agenda has reigned. Is it time to strengthen democracy at home?
A century after the U.S. entered the conflict, its destabilizing effects are still apparent.
When elites govern for themselves—not the national interest—a populist backlash is a good thing.
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