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A Laurel for the Old Olympics

Wars used to stop for the Games, not the other way around

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Trump, Russia, and the Washington Post: Reader Beware

There’s more hype than evidence in the paper’s claims that Moscow orchestrates politics in Europe and America.

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What Trump Gets Right About Alliances

He appears willing to kick nations off of the U.S. defense dole.

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White Russia Makes Progress

A visit to Minsk reveals a peaceful transition to economic freedom.

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America Cannot Promote Democracy at Gunpoint

Even when well-meaning, Washington often has done far more harm than good.

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Clinton’s Syria War Plans

Her national-security team-in-waiting wants a return to big U.S. interventions.

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The Isolationist Smear

After elites led two decades of foreign-policy blunders, they now dismiss America First patriots as dangerous.


Empire’s Chain Reaction

Andrew Bacevich explains our decades-long war for the Greater Middle East.

The Case for Strong Alliances

In a dangerous world, allies help keep the peace.

Kill All the Terrorists?

The violence we employ to defend civilization feeds the very forces that imperil it.

Don’t Overstate the Terrorist Threat

The mass murder in Nice was horrific, but it doesn’t mean that ISIS is growing.

Business Trumps Politics

Do billionaires make good leaders?

The Hawks Are Still in Charge

Last week’s GOP discussions should end all doubt.

A Very Predictable Coup?

Opponents of Turkey’s strongman have only solidified his position.

Close All the Military Bases?

Not all U.S. garrisons harm their host nations, but some strategic withdrawal makes sense.

Fallujah in Ruins

The people the U.S. helped to liberate are being abused all over again.

Russian Harassment and Other Fables

Moscow is no longer the capital of an evil empire. Why is Washington stuck in a Cold War mindset?