Realism & Restraint

Saudi Arabia’s Blood Pact With a Genocidal Strongman

The Saudis and UAE bribed Sudan’s president to send Janjaweed fighters to be cannon fodder in Yemen. It’s not working out.

America Is Headed For Military Defeat in Afghanistan

It is time to acknowledge this is more than political. We can lose on the battlefield, and it’s happening right now.

Ukraine Doesn’t Deserve America’s Blind Support

The Kerch Strait incident has Westerners once again antagonizing Russia. But the truth is far more complicated.

Watch: TAC’s 5th Annual Foreign Policy Conference in D.C.

Videos from our 11/15 event: Sen. Paul, Reps. Buck and Khanna, and top experts talk war powers, Asia, the Middle East, mission creep, and Trump.

Trump Defends the Indefensible in Yemen

In a rush to stand with the Saudis after the Khashoggi killing, the president whitewashes a war.

The Coming Bankruptcy of the American Empire

Better to bring the troops home on our terms than wait for a debt crisis to do it for us.

North Korea ‘Deception’: NYT Malpractice or Laziness?

In this latest distortion of ‘smoking gun’ satellite images, the media continues its attempts to blow up Trump’s nuke negotiations.

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While Pompeo and Mattis talk tough, the Saudis are readying for another offensive designed to starve civilians.

Trump Surrenders to John Bolton on Russia and Arms Control

Of course he’s not the first president the arch hawk has convinced to ditch a nuke treaty.

Will Congress Have the Spine to Defy Trump on a Russian Nuke Treaty?

Trump wants to pull out while many GOP senators are opposed. But will they actually stand up for what’s right?

Poking the Russian Bear With the NATO Umbrella

Our Western European partners thought it was a bad idea then, and do now. Why aren’t we listening?

Is China Waiting Us Out?

While the U.S. bombs, Xi Jinping is building—one power play at a time.

Why Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed

A new whisper campaign against him is trying to blur the truth: that he criticized certain U.S-Arab alliances, and paid the price.

Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS

But is the U.S. now allowing its last remnants to survive in Syria to spite Tehran?

The Nuclear Trump Card

The Donald has the best shot at nuclear disarmament of any president over the last 20 years.

Is This the Break With Saudi Arabia We’ve Been Waiting For?

Trump has threatened ‘severe punishment’ for alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Let’s hope he means it.