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Taiwan and Trump’s Nixonian Opportunity

Today’s circumstances demand different—but no less bold—diplomatic tactics.

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The Ineffective War on Terror

More defense spending will not stop terrorism.

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For a Concert of Powers

The case for treating strong states realistically, not ideologically.


Mattis on Our Way of War

With the neocons discredited, no other strategy has replaced theirs except to “win” and come home.

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Is Trump Calling Out Xi Jinping?

The president-elect should think through where this road leads.

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When Fake News Leads to War

History suggests it is our own War Party that bears watching.

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On Winning

Trump loves to do it, but American generals have forgotten how.


The Populist-Nationalist Tide

The French appear to be following Britain and the U.S.

Expect the Unexpected

If Washington elites can’t understand their own heartland, they shouldn’t play armed puppet-master over an entire region of the world.

Trump Needs Good Advice

It’s time for new voices to have their say in the White House.

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in America’s Interest

Join us as we discuss realism, nationalism, and the next president. Live from Washington, DC.

The Trump Doctrine

To counter the War Party, the new president must move quickly to reassert the national interest.

Is Trump Taking Us Down the Path to a Banana Republic?

The problem with strongmen

‘Munich’ or Marvelous?

There’s an art to compromise in international relations.

Turkey and the Next War

It has become a destabilizing force in the Near East.

Military Options Are Not the Same as Solutions

And the violence in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen poses no threat to U.S. national security.

The Urge to Splurge

Why is it so hard to reduce the Pentagon budget?