Trashing the Conventional Wisdom on North Korea

Three steps toward solving the current crisis.

U.S. Forces Cannot be Iraq’s Security Crutch Forever

Whatever they say, this is not WWII-era Germany or Japan.

No Time for Kurdish Independence in Iraq

Sadly, that window might have closed.

Is the American Empire Worth the Price?

Reassessing the risks and rewards of the American Imperium.

Yes Congress, Afghanistan is Your Vietnam

Does any member have the courage and vision to take responsibility?

Resolving North Korea Without “Fire and Fury”

Stretching back to Eisenhower, U.S. containment policy created this crisis.

Is the United States in Decline?

No state stays on top of the great power pyramid forever.


Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago

The post-Cold-War consensus collapses.

Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Remake the Middle East In Its Image

No country has done more to spread radical Islam than Saudi Arabia.

Time to Re-Boot the War Debate in Congress

Tucker Carlson and Max Boot’s acrimonious debate was a valuable contribution.

Don’t Whitewash the Hiroshima Bombing

It reveals a dangerous strain of vengeance in U.S. foreign policy.

Is the Expanding U.S. Military Presence in Syria Legal?

Washington has gone rogue.

Is Trump’s Russia Policy Being Hijacked?

State and Defense want Trump to send the lethal weapons.

Unveiling the Reagan-Gorbachev Statue in Moscow

“Dialogue based on mutual respect” could improve U.S.-Russia relations.

China’s Stunning Debut on the International Scene

The new “Great Game” is in the Red Sea.

Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug

Why economic sanctions don’t help anyone.

Shall We Fight Them All?

Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit …