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The Urge to Splurge

Why is it so hard to reduce the Pentagon budget?

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Africa’s Migration Problem

So-called “humanitarian” EU policies are exacerbating migration problems in Africa.

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Rise of the American Mercenary

Thousands of private contractors are in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now they may be in Syria, too.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Presidential Communications Operations Office

Time to Break Up With the Philippines

Must we go to war over rocks in the South China Sea?

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Hillary’s ‘Puppet’ Screed

She accused a rival nominee of being a stealth agent of a foreign power.

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A World Gone Mad

Voters should wake up to the issue of war versus peace.

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Theresa May and the Return of One Nation Conservatism

The new UK prime minister has a powerful center-right message.


Let’s Rethink What ‘Leadership’ Means in Foreign Policy

Restraint isn’t weakness.

A Peace Prize for Aiding and Abetting a Drug Cartel?

Maybe next year they can award it to somebody more deserving.

Does the U.S. Need ‘Deep Engagement’?

The case for projecting power while limiting wars of choice.

More Allies, More War?

America’s commitments abroad are not making us safer.

How ISIS Resembles Yesterday’s Anarchists

Then, as now, revolutionary violence sparks calls for immigration restrictions.

After Trump vs. Clinton

The real battle—to redefine politics and foreign policy—only begins with the election.

In Syria, Fight ISIS—Not Russia

We have lived with the Assads since Richard Nixon went to Damascus.

The Past and Future of War

Martin van Creveld and Douglas Macgregor illuminate the battlefield.

Is Nuclear War Becoming Thinkable?

Both the U.S. and Russia are prepared to go there under certain circumstances.

The VP Debate and Syria

Both tickets apparently support U.S. escalation in Syria.