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Johnson Will Be the New Prime Minister

Johnson will have the advantage of being judged by a very low standard, because 50% expect he will be a poor or terrible prime minister.

Posted July 23rd, 2019

McMaster and ‘Nuclear Blackmail’

Unfortunately, talk of preventive war against certain states is not just tolerated in Washington, but it is actively encouraged and embraced by many other hard-liners.

Posted June 5th, 2019

The Fixation on Disarmament Is an Obstacle to Peace in Korea

Since North Korean disarmament isn’t happening, holding inter-Korean rapprochement hostage to that unrealistic goal isn’t doing anyone any favors.

Posted December 26th, 2018

Credulous Pundits and Foreign ‘Reformers’

This will keep happening as long as the U.S. maintains close ties with clients that have little or nothing to do with U.S. interests and as long as our government takes sides in regional rivalries.

Posted October 18th, 2018

Pompeo’s Bad Diplomacy

What stands out most in the few months that Pompeo has been at State is that he has told obvious whoppers to the public and Congress about important foreign policy issues.

Posted October 8th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s betrayal of American and European diplomacy. Daniel DePetris criticizes the president’s …

Posted May 18th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Saudis tell more lies about Yemen. Stephen Snyder reports on the …

Posted April 27th, 2018

The Jackson Debacle

Jackson had no business running a major government department and should never have been considered, much less nominated, for the job.

Posted April 26th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How unwanted wars begin. Robert Jervis and Mira Rapp-Hooper explain how misperception …

Posted April 6th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

John Bolton’s history of tirades and dirty tricks. Daniel DePetris reviews Bolton’s …

Posted March 30th, 2018

The Dreadful Return of Romney

Utah would be be better represented by a local politician, and it would also be better-served by someone who hasn’t made a political career out of being an opportunistic fraud.

Posted February 15th, 2018

Pence’s Missed Opportunity in South Korea

Contradicting a high-profile allied initiative while Pence was on a visit to their country isn’t just bad form. It is diplomatic ineptitude.

Posted February 12th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s National Defense Strategy has the Pentagon popping champagne. Andrew Bacevich dissects …

Posted January 26th, 2018

It’s Time to Face Reality on North Korea

The U.S. has learned to accept and deter far more dangerous nuclear-weapons states than North Korea.

Posted November 22nd, 2017

Why Doesn’t Tillerson Quit?

It is difficult to see what he hopes to accomplish by sticking around.

Posted October 4th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Foreign policy realists hit nerve with establishment elite. Andrew Bacevich responds to …

Posted September 22nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

War in Yemen a bonanza for U.S. and U.K. arms merchants. Michael …

Posted August 25th, 2017