James Anthony Wills, 1963

A Return to the Peace Party

Republicans once stood for peace through strength, not endless war.

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Why Is Yemen America’s War?

Supporting Saudi strikes against al-Qaeda’s enemies cannot be in the United States’s interest.

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Rand Paul, Hawk or Dove?

His father’s Cold War rhetoric shows how to present peace to Republicans.

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Europe Can’t Avoid Immigration

Restrictionist rhetoric that would be unthinkable in the U.S. has moved into mainstream European publications.

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The Pope Rebukes Turkey—and Should Challenge America and Israel

The pontiff recognizes the Armenian genocide of a century ago, but can he do more about today’s wars and injustices?

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Jeb Bush, Realist?

The former Florida governor hasn’t yet signed on to regime change in Iran, which suggests his foreign policy just might be more like Ronald Reagan’s than Tom Cotton’s.

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Our Bad Friends, the Saudis

Why is the United States obligated to support the wars and wishes of its brutal, terror-funding client state?


Will Ukraine Push the U.S. Into War?

Russian hardliners are seizing on American actions to push for catastrophe.

Can a Hegemon Have a Principled Foreign Policy? Yemen Edition

Here comes another savage war of peace.

Obama Cuts Loose Old Alliances

The president practices the long American diplomatic tradition of ruthless pragmatism in the face of changing circumstances.

Who Isn’t Fascist?

Let’s stop calling political foes and foreign threats the f-word.

The Iran Hawks’ Extraneous Objections to a Nuclear Deal

Refusing to resolve one issue because it doesn’t magically solve all other problems is a mindless approach to foreign policy.

Fukuyama’s Recipe for Political Order

Is it still possible that history is going toward a definite destination?

The GOP Should Interrogate—Not Kill—the Deal

If the Iran nuclear agreement is as advertised, Republican cries for war would be a 2016 disaster.

How Hawkish Candidates Mislead the Public

It’s not possible to start a war as a last resort.

Here’s What Matters Next for the Iran Deal

Having achieved a breakthrough in the diplomatic process, the Obama administration now has to convince Congress that Iran will comply.

The Politics of the Nuclear Deal

Opposing the deal isn’t smart positioning for the eventual Republican nominee.