Author Archives: Doug Bandow
Proliferation is a good thing if it means relieving some of America’s numerous security guarantees.
Doubling down on Washington’s manifestly failed Mideast strategy.
His advisors apparently believe that reliable actors are waiting in the wings. Haven’t we heard that before?
Macedonia is the latest nation invited into the alliance, but how does that enhance America’s (or Europe’s) security?
The green-on-blue killing of an American soldier is just the latest indication that this war has failed.
Hawks and doves in Washington agree Vlad is bad. Can Trump act as the lone realist?
We involve ourselves all over the world despite facing few security threats. What if it had turned out differently?
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.← Older posts
from The American Conservative