Prime Minister Harold Macmillan managed Britain’s decline by following Kennedy’s lead.
One year after the first protests, Western interests and Ukrainian lives have been sacrificed at the altar of democratic idealism.
Thinking in terms of narrative satisfaction can blind us to the reality of conditions that will actually determine the outcome
Hawks misread the election’s results as a mandate for world-wide intervention.
Fracking has put fossil fuel power politics back in U.S. hands.
Punitive raids won’t destroy ISIS—but they don’t have to.
Peace with Tehran could do for Obama what war with Germany did for FDR.
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The official government military is now dependent on Shia death squads to save Baghdad.