Author Archives: James Carden

Don’t Forget Robert Saylor

The public should reserve some outrage for the killing of a young man with Downs Syndrome by sheriff’s deputies moonlighting as mall cops.

A Nuclear Alternative to the Iran Deal

If Cotton wants to scuttle the current negotiations, he could consider giving Tehran nukes directly.

Jeb Reinforces the Bush Family Resemblance

Far from being “his own man,” the former Florida governor embraces his brother’s habits and advisers.

Why Mourn King Abdullah?

Head of a brutal regime complicit in 9/11 and worldwide terror, the late Saudi ruler is unduly honored by craven Western leaders.

Will Jim Webb Be Democrats’ Anti-Hillary?

Foreign policy realists in the Democratic party will look for an alternative to Clintonian neoconservatism in 2016.

Grand Strategy Is Bunk

Theories of global power just excuse U.S. hubris.

Ukraine in the Aftermath of Maidan

One year after the first protests, Western interests and Ukrainian lives have been sacrificed at the altar of democratic idealism.

Rick Perry Gives Hawks a Blank Slate

Inexperience is a presidential qualification for those eager to dictate their own foreign policy.

Obama and Bush’s Shared Dysfunction

Ebola has only amplified the governmental brokenness that unraveled the past two presidencies.

Obama Flubs Ukraine in UN Address

The president used his speech to hector a Russia that could be very helpful against ISIS.

A Peaceful Path Forward for Ukraine

NATO should make clear to Kiev that membership is off the table, and negotiations are the answer.

War in Ukraine Feeds a War of Words in the U.S.

As we mark the centenary of the Great War this month, the …

Scooter Libby & Paul Wolfowitz to Teach Iraq “Decision-Making”

When the below item first came across my inbox, I thought it …

Yatsenyuk’s Resignation Topples an Obama Ally in Ukraine

With the news that Arseniy Yatsenyuk tendered his resignation as Ukraine’s Prime …

Will Global Wilsonians Take Us to War?

While the neocons have rendered themselves ridiculous by either acting like petulant …

Mitt Romney Was Wrong All Along

Further evidence that the Republican Party still ought not to be trusted …

Bergdahl, Manning, and the Overextended National Security State

The contretemps over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been occasion …

The Poet of Containment

George F. Kennan’s diaries provide a window into his brilliant mind, and tortured soul.

How to Move Forward on Ukraine

With democratic legitimacy restored in Kiev, the U.S. can turn to winding down tensions with Moscow.

The Senate’s Bipartisan Ukraine Mistake

The Foreign Relations Committee conducts an exercise in unanimous myopia, led by Victoria Nuland.

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