Biden’s Bizarre ‘Pro-Israel’ Posturing
Biden may think he is scoring points against Sanders and his other competitors, but he is just advertising the bankruptcy of the conventional "pro-Israel" hawkish position.
Trump’s Saudi First Response to the Pensacola Attack
This is the latest in a series of episodes in which the president parrots the Saudi line.
The Week’s Most Interesting Reads
A manifesto for restrainers. Stephen Walt lists the principles informing the Quincy Institute’s advocacy for foreign policy restraint. The…
Endless War Degrades the Military
When a war cannot be won, the rational thing to do would be to stop fighting it, but instead of doing that our political and military leaders treat endless war as a new normal that must not be questioned.
The Iran Obsession Strikes Again
Trump may be sending as many as 14,000 more troops to the Persian Gulf as part of his bankrupt Iran policy.
Trump Can’t Close Any Deals
Perhaps the biggest political threat to Trump is the destruction of his unearned reputation as a dealmaker.
The Russians Are Coming!
It is discouraging to see that one of the dumbest talking points from the Bush era has returned.
What Advocates of Restraint Want
The most important part of the manifesto is Walt's appeal for the U.S. to live up to our own ideals by eschewing the illegal and destructive behavior of the last twenty years.