E.H. Carr’s Twenty Years’ Crisis remains a realist’s Bible.
In Turkey and Ukraine, American allies court a disastrous conflict.
Niall Ferguson’s flimsy comparison to ancient Rome ignores the fact that Europe is largely responsible for its own decline.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may want to derail the an alliance against ISIS—and thus weaken the Assad regime.
Hawks and media ascribe to our enemies in the Islamic State powers they do not remotely possess.
The faith that can fight “the joy of ISIS”
Clinton’s response to ISIS is to double down on neoconservative talking points.
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The president appeals to “universal values” that are fading before his very eyes.
Trying to discern contemporary U.S. grand strategy presumes a coherence that simply isn’t there.
In developing military strategy, the U.S. must learn old lessons and adapt to new realities.
They believe in national greatness, but President Hollande and his predecessors have a history of pursuing the wrong strategy.
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Heavy-handed tactics don’t stop terrorism. Good policing and public trials do.
The Islamic State is the threat to West—not Assad or Iran.
The U.S. has no more interest in arming Levantine Islamists than it did in Iberian anarchists.