How Rigid Alliances Have Locked Us Into Unwanted Conflicts

It’s not just NATO. Plenty of treaties over the decades have limited America’s options and made war more likely.

We Let George Washington Down Every Day

American Civil Religion has embraced exceptionalism at the risk of prudence, giving us the endless wars we have today.

America Sleepwalks Towards a Clash With the Turks in Syria

Are we really prepared for a shooting war in a country where we have few interests?

Trump Kicking Out Salvadorans Could Be a Boon for MS-13

Prepare yourself for the next wave of violence-driven migration, and as usual, U.S. policy will have a hand in it.

Trump’s Biggest Export to the UK: Grandstanding Opportunities

My country’s “resistance” thinks the president cancelling his visit is cause to celebrate. It isn’t.

Neoconning the Trump White House

Washington’s well-funded web of interventionist elites is quietly populating the president’s national security circle, again.

Russia, America, and the Courage to Converse

A conference explores one of our thorniest questions: how to get beyond the impasse between Washington and Moscow.


President Trump’s ‘Friends’ in Saudi Arabia

Is the United States becoming a patsy for the Kingdom?

Why ‘Coercive Diplomacy’ is a Dangerous Farce

Offering to talk while threatening military force hasn’t worked in 30 years.

How Trump Gave a Green Light to Israel’s ‘One State Solution’

Netanyahu’s hardline government is using the U.S. embassy move to expand and strengthen settlements, ending any prospect for peace.

America’s Relationship With Europe: Collateral Damage if Trump Kills the Iran Deal

Our strongest alliances now face a point of no return.

A Modest Proposal for Regime Change in North Korea

Featuring all the magical thinking that you’ve come to expect from the foreign policy establishment.

Haley Calls Embarrassing Emergency Meeting at the U.N.

No, managing Iran’s internal disorders is not a role for the Security Council.

A Fire Bell in the Night for the Ayatollah

Iran’s theocratic regime can’t provide for its population. We need not go to war for it to lose its grip.

Learning From Churchill

“Darkest Hour” is latest retelling of the heroic Churchill parable, routinely celebrated by American politicians and pundits.

Will the Jihadist Wars Truly Be Endless?

Washington security experts, including National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, certainly think so.

Trump’s CIA Director Reaches Out Directly to Iranian Foe

Mike Pompeo broke with recent protocol, and that’s not a bad thing.