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Trump’s Realpolitik

The history of foreign-policy realism suggests that the GOP frontrunner may be more pragmatic than his critics claim.

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Can Congress Stop Saudi Arms Sales?

With the Kingdom losing diplomatic favor, Capitol Hill can end a reckless policy.


Brexit and the Lessons of American Federalism

The British people must decide whether the risk of Leviathan outweighs the benefits of centralization.

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Who Started the Second Cold War?

U.S. and NATO military forces line the Russian border, yet Washington is surprised when Putin reacts.

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Ireland’s Easter Wars

How Irish independence was baptized in blood

JTF Guantanamo photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth

Gitmo Is Forever

Opportunities remain to close Guantanamo Bay’s prison and restore American justice, but time is running out.

Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft fly over the USS Donald Cook. U.S. Navy photo/Released

The Cost of Obsolete Alliances

Before handing out more blank checks, consider whether existing war guarantees are in the national interest.


Charity for Francis!

On the very conservative, and very Catholic, principles underlying Pope Francis’s new apostolic exhortation.

Government Hackers, Inc.

The revelation that an Israeli firm cracked the iPhone raises questions about state-corporate espionage.

Writing a Blank Check on War

How the United States became a prisoner of war while Congress went MIA

Don’t Forget Lahore

The Pakistani Christians and Muslims killed on Easter deserve more Western notice.

Will Trump Put ‘America First’?

The GOP frontrunner embraces Eisenhower’s policy towards Europe and challenges outdated NATO commitments.

Obama Plays the Long Game in Latin America

Why the overshadowed visit to Argentina matters

Trump the Technocrat

Advancing U.S. interests is more complicated than analyzing a profit and loss statement.

Ask the Islam Question

Is the ideology of tolerance blinding Western countries to a continually escalating threat?

Recognize the Islamic State

If European countries won’t charge would-be jihadis with sedition, make the charges treason.

Ireland’s Quiet Political Revolution

Despite electoral tumult, residents of the Emerald Isle are less anxious than Americans.