The Face of Imperial Overstretch

From Caracas to Tehran, Trump appears to be a caretaker rather than a check on reflexive interventionism.

If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

Did anyone think this through?

Why is Ukraine’s Kerch Crisis Any of Our Business?

And are we really willing to risk war on behalf of it?

America’s Growing Enemies List

How many quarrels, conflicts and wars, and with how many adversaries, can even the mighty United States sustain?

Putin’s ‘Evil Empire’? Sort of a Sad Overstatement

Time to contrast the USSR of Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev with the Russia of Vlad.

Trump Calls Off Cold War II

Within a week, Trump has repudiated the records and agendas of the neocons, their liberal interventionist allies, and the war party think tanks.

Trump’s Rage Against the European Machine

The president went into the NATO summit wielding frustration and making demands. Who will blink first?

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What is America Fighting For?

Maybe our ‘mission’ should be protecting the home front and staying out of useless wars of choice.

The Fatal Delusions of Western Man

With China, we fed the tiger, and created a monster.

The Loose Cannon the Neocons Wanted in NATO

Mikheil Saakashvili went from darling of the West to man on the edge—literally—in Ukraine this week.

Is America Up for a Second Cold War?

China may prove to be a more indomitable foe than Russia.

Nobody’s Quaking in Their Boots, Anymore

U.S. leaders continue to bluster and make threats they don’t back up.

Is Trump’s Agenda Being Eclipsed?

The country did not vote for confrontation or war.

Trump-Mueller Showdown Inevitable?

Indications that Trump has been maneuvered into a kill box.

Russia Baiters and Putin Haters

Is this an enemy of the U.S.?

Hopefully Trump Will Ignore Bad Advice on Putin

The president should not be in the Russian president’s face

After the ISIS War, a US-Russia Collision?

If Moscow is not bluffing, we could be headed for real trouble in Syria.