Author Archives: Doug Bandow
Europe’s populist wave is still building—and it could claim the German chancellor next.
The latest: they are bombing a port that accounts for 80 percent of the food and aid trickling into starving Yemen.
Before taking office Trump seemed to understand that European free-riding was counterproductive. What about now?
John Bolton and Lindsey Graham are saber-rattling as though armed conflict is the only way.
Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule and divergent interests are proving a huge problem.
Cynics miss that there is real promise for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
America’s “friends” are taking credit for the strike on Syria—to which they contributed very little, if anything at all.
The choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has turned out to be no choice at all.
And raises the question of why we ever made a post-ISIS commitment to them in the first place.
The president’s temperament is first among them. Is it possible the meeting might never take place?
Germany’s chancellor knows her fourth term will be her last—and her potential successors are already jockeying for position.
Washington’s tolerance for such dictatorships undermines its criticism of Iran and other authoritarian governments.
Building their own arsenal could prove less costly than the complicated U.S. relationship.
As Germany’s main parties mull another suffocating grand coalition, the populist right is steadily gaining ground.
These poseurs of fiscal responsibility are about to drive up debt to its highest levels since World War II.
Featuring all the magical thinking that you’ve come to expect from the foreign policy establishment.
Carrying on the tradition of hubris and hypocrisy of every other modern U.N. ambassador.
Provocative U.S. military exercises in Northeast Asia aren’t helping.
Three steps toward solving the current crisis.
Isolating a weak regime won’t bring peace.← Older posts
from The American Conservative