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What the Fall of Ramadi Means

The Middle East is a mess of disintegrating states, far beyond America’s ability to heal.

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The Disastrous Economics of Scottish Independence

The SNP’s huge electoral gains do not change the monetary math that would collapse an autonomous Scotland.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

How Was Bin Laden Killed?

Seymour Hersh’s sources tell a more believable story than the self-serving official White House narrative.

04-164-170 DOE photo by Lynn Freeny

The New Lie About Iraq

What we knew in 2003 didn’t make the case for war—a campaign of hype and deceit did.

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The Debtor’s Road to Peace and Prosperity

How borrowing nations have built power and wealth of their own

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Why Soldiers Lie

Our generals are better at bureaucratic infighting than war fighting.

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Why Attack Syria?

Launching a new war against Damascus would undermine every U.S. interest in the region.


Rubio’s Predictable, Ideological CFR Speech

This is not a “doctrine” anyone should want to follow.

The Myth of the Inevitable War

History should caution the United States from believing that armed conflict with “perpetual” enemies is unavoidable.

Palestine’s Man-Made Drought

USA Today marvels at Israeli feats of high-tech water management, but ignores that water’s unjust distribution.

The Tory Win Is Europe’s Loss

After nationalist sentiment swept the British polls, the coming Scot-free U.K. will only hasten the EU’s dissolution.

David Axelrod’s Multiethnic Machine

Obama’s political guru frankly fused liberal idealism with urban transactional politics.

The Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen

The announced “pause” in the fighting won’t be enough to address Yemen’s enormous needs.

British Public Opinion and Interventionism

On military interventions, the British public tends to favor restraint.

The Bankruptcy of U.S. Trade and Foreign Policy

Ruinous trade deficits and unending unnecessary wars have crippled the U.S. while China rises.

The Weird Desire for a More Aggressive Germany

What would be the purpose of a “more active military role” for Germany?

Obama’s Unaccountable Drone War

The United States’s targeted killing program has neither the controls nor the justifications the president promises.