Article Archive

Read the Trump-Kim Memorandum–the Devil is in the Details

If the purpose of the summit was to make progress over North Korea’s nuclear program, it didn’t do that at all.

June 13, 2018

Iraq’s Nationalist Repudiation of America and Iran

Iraqis just elected an old American enemy to power, and Washington won’t be pleased.

May 18, 2018

Airstrikes Against Syria Would Set Off a Powder Keg

It begins: Trump announces a series of joint air strikes on Syrian targets Friday.

April 13, 2018

Reviewing Trump’s 2017 Foreign Policy Record

Here’s a hint: It’s pretty abysmal.

January 3, 2018

Libya and the Swift Demise of ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The unnecessary war and regime change killed any credibility for a humanitarian doctrine, for years to come.

December 21, 2017

Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?

Trump can’t make a move without being seen as a bag man for Putin.

December 7, 2017

Does Congress Have the Guts to Invoke War Powers?

Some members see North Korea as a red line for runaway presidential authority.

November 6, 2017

For War Hawks, Iran Deal Dump Is Music to the Ears

And Trump is playing right into their regime change fantasties.

October 13, 2017

Kurdish Referendum Could Spell Disaster

U.S. will need to be prepared to cope with the backlash against it.

September 25, 2017

Endangered Hawks

Why the Senate’s militarist caucus will lose in November

June 22, 2016

Whose War in Yemen?

Saudi Arabia wreaks havoc on its poorest neighbor—with U.S. help.

August 27, 2015

Noninterventionism: A Primer

America’s alternative to war and empire is not “isolationism.”

June 11, 2014

Here’s How to Think About Russia and the Ukraine Crisis

Daniel Larison answers seven urgent questions about NATO, Putin’s irredentism, and a second Cold War.

March 27, 2014

Rand Paul, Christianity, and War

Can the Kentucky senator change the way the religious right thinks about foreign policy?

June 20, 2013

Reagan, Hawk or Dove?

His foreign policy wasn’t what you think—and may not matter today.

May 20, 2013

The Man Who Put Europe in Order

Reconsidering the foreign-policy leadership of Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

April 12, 2013

Anti-Imperial Presidency

A 19th-century model for the right foreign policy

April 3, 2013

Unlearned Lessons of the Iraq War

Ten years on, American foreign policy still suffers from alarmism and threat inflation.

March 20, 2013

Rand Paul: Foreign Policy Is Congress’s Business

War and peace aren’t matters for the president alone to decide, the senator argues.

February 4, 2013

In Mali, the Domino Theory Is Real

Intervention in Libya destabilized its region. What chain reaction will France’s latest war set off?

January 23, 2013