Ted Galen Carpenter
When the Deep State Bullied Reagan’s Foreign Policy Chief
George Shultz drew a line against certain anti-communist militants; Washington hardliners had other ideas.
How the Sinaloa Drug Cartel Clobbered the Mexican Army
While Americans obsess with events on the other side of the globe, a state is losing its grip just over our border.
The Kurds and the Sticky Wicket of Foreign Entanglements
Trump's decision to leave Syria is another lesson in losing sight of our nation's interests.
Time Bomb: How the Growing Hong Kong-Taiwan Axis is Riling Beijing
Washington must temper its enthusiasm—and especially avoid any manifestations of meddling.
Forget ‘Checkbook Diplomacy’ and Bring the Troops Home
Donald Trump wants our allies to pay more, but outdated overseas defense obligations are the real problem.
The Ominous Ally Quarrel That’s Giving Washington a Headache
Japan and South Korea are at loggerheads (again), spelling trouble in an increasingly dangerous part of the world.