The Great Power Game is On and China is Winning

If America wants to maintain any influence in Asia, it needs to wake up.

Don’t Fear the Modi: Hinduism Makes India Great

Westerners who don’t know what they’re talking about should avoid falling prey to simplistic caricatures.

One Thing We Have in Common with the Ayatollah

The American people don’t want war with Iran. So who does? You can count them on your fingers.

Why Tiny Qatar May Be Our Greatest Hope in the Iran Crisis

No matter what Saudi Arabia and Israel’s friends in Washington say.

McMaster Uses Worn Vietnam Trope to Accuse Americans of Defeatism

After nearly 18 years in Afghanistan, the people know the war is lost. When will Washington elites let go?

Who Wants This War With Iran?

Answer: John Bolton and the Persian Gulf autocrats. Why should we lose a single soldier for their delusions?

Iran Says ‘Hell No!’ to Trump’s Aggression

They’re doing exactly what we would do in their situation and we should change course before it gets worse.


From Boeing to E-Ring: Shanahan is Industry’s Man in the Pentagon

Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense could be the ultimate fox in the henhouse.

The Beginning of the End of Open Borders in Europe

Free movement has been the policy for years. Now it’s under attack by an unlikely critic: Emmanuel Macron.

Is America Ready for John Bolton’s War With Iran?

Recently dispatched B-52s and ships are an act of theatrical bravado that ignore the real threat.

The Stoic Grief of the Gold Star Mothers

This Mother’s Day, let’s remember those who have sacrificed so much in our wars of choice.

China Isn’t an Enemy and Hawks Shouldn’t Turn It Into One

Beijing wants to protect its own neighborhood, not commit suicide by challenging America.

Freak-Out Over North Korea’s Missile Test Defies Rationality

You don’t have to stop worrying and love the bomb—just don’t fall prey to fear-mongering and double standards.

Bolton’s War Whispers Sounding More Like Battle Cries

He seems bent on provoking Iran, but President Trump would have to own it.

Making Sense of American-Made and Fueled Bombs in Yemen

Nearly one third of coalition airstrikes have targeted civilians in schools, hospitals, and markets.

When Deutsche Bank’s Crisis Becomes Our Crisis

Our friends in Europe seem totally incapable of addressing their failing financial sector. And that’s not good for anyone.

Let Venezuela Decide Its Own Destiny

There is no justification whatsoever for any American military intervention.