Author Archives: Christopher Layne
No state stays on top of the great power pyramid forever.
The U.S. has exhausted its strategic options in Afghanistan.
Can the era of America’s global dominance be sustained?
Offshore balancing is the right strategy, if Obama has the courage for it.
The end of Pax Americana
The U.S. could be more secure by doing less.
Tehran’s quest for nuclear weapons is a rational response to a real threat, which makes diplomacy a more prudent option than regime change.
Given the Iraq War’s mounting costs and impossible goals, America should transfer sovereignty and come home.
President Bush’s war policy marks the beginning of the end of America’s era of global dominance.
Paris and Berlin’s shift portends a new—and less friendly—international order.
from The American Conservative