Author Archives: Doug Bandow
They’ve always been ineffective. What’s different now is that they’re threatening to undermine American strength.
Yet we’re still there, threatening Assad as though we won the war.
The media-savvy senator has no heir apparent.
Three church bells were pilfered during our horrible war there. But politicians and the military refuse to give them back.
From farm subsidies to the Export-Import Bank, special interest feeding frenzies are still the norm throughout government.
Bomb, invade, occupy a country, and watch it flourish?
We seem obsessed with collecting them, even though they’re far more of a burden than any online acquaintance.
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.← Older posts
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