Realism & Restraint

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.

Is It Time to Kick Out One Leg of the Nuclear Triad?

An argument for eliminating the ICBM Fleet in favor of a more cost-effective, safe dyad.

Resisting Today’s Imperialist Temptation

A new book says nationalism isn’t the problem; it’s the antidote. But can that be true?

Donald Trump Must Go to North Korea Now

While that might seem premature and perhaps a little unhinged, follow my logic for a moment.

MacArthur’s Last Stand Against a Winless War

He leaned on JFK to stay out of Vietnam. Had Kennedy survived, might history have been different?

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The Perils of Our Liberal Hegemony

John Mearsheimer’s latest book explores how progressivism gave us today’s foreign policy mess.

America Prime No Longer: In Syria, Regional Powers Step Up

The U.S. wasn’t party to the most recent agreement there—and that’s okay.

Stop Wasting American Power on Sanctions

They’re our favorite solution to every foreign policy problem–besides war.

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign

At some point he’ll realize the Gulf region is a graveyard of failed ideas for collective security.

The Proxy War Over Trump’s Foreign Policy

Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham are battling for the president’s ear—and Paul seems to be winning.

Washington’s Influence in Syria is Nowhere to be Found

Yet we’re still there, threatening Assad as though we won the war.

U.S. Again Cries ‘Chemical Warfare’ in Syria

Officials still can’t confirm there was a gas attack in April. So on what grounds do they predict a new one?