Driving Russia and China together. Dimitri Simes criticizes administration errors that are pushing the two major powers into a closer relationship.

Nation-building doesn’t improve over time. Jason Brownlee explains why a continued U.S. military presence would not have stabilized Iraq.

Iraq advice, then and now. John Allen Gay compiles a list of some choice quotes from leading supporters of the Iraq invasion.

The leaked Polish recordings. Hanna Kozlowska reports on the leaked conversations of Polish officials and the editor responsible for publishing them.

Political fallout from the leaks scandal. Jan Cienski describes the effect that the leaks are having on Polish politics and Warsaw’s relations with its allies.

James Burnham’s foreign policy. Robert Merry remembers Burnham’s foreign policy arguments and their influence on Reagan.

How bad can things get in Iraq? Isaac Chotiner interviews Tom Ricks.

Iraq and the City of Man. Peter Munson reflects on the Iraq war.