The Beltway Foreign-Policy ‘Blob’ Strikes Back

A Washington think tank calls for more of the same failed intervention.

Trump’s New and Misguided Respect for NATO

What happened to the president who promised to make Europe pay for its own defense?

Trump and the Russians: The BBC Contributes a Little Balance

A new radio program tries to stick to the facts.

Washington’s Shameful Fondness for Saudi Arabia

Why is Trump expanding the U.S. alliance with the Kingdom?

Standing Athwart American Hegemony

Pursuing global primacy isn’t a conservative foreign policy.

British Conservatism in an Age of Populism

How a new Tory manifesto breaks with Thatcherism

Will Iran Turn Back Toward the Revolution?

Today’s election is a pivotal moment for the Islamic Republic.


Should We Be Worried About China?

Of course we should — but the right response is to invest more in our own productive capacity, not to engage in neocolonial competition

The Myopic Campaign to Make Russia a Pariah

Reporting on the Oval Office conversation is the latest salvo.

Dear President Trump, Leave Afghanistan

Your supporters expect you to put America First.

Embarrassing the Government Is the Ultimate Crime

Why whistleblowers are treated worse than traitors

Sending More Troops to Afghanistan Won’t Win the War

Combat boots do not solve diplomatic and political conflicts.

What Is America’s Goal in the World?

If we do not review and discard some of our war guarantees, we shall never know peace.

Will America Partition Syria?

U.S. strategy seems to be shifting toward creating a buffer state between Iran and Israel.

Why Is North Korea the United States’ Problem?

The price of America’s reflexive defense of populous and prosperous allies is getting much higher.

In Russia, It’s the Realists vs. the Ethno-Nationalists

Neither will bring them any closer to the much-hoped-for “deal” with Trump.

France After Le Pen’s Thumping

France does need a successful patriotic right in order to survive, and the forces to create one do exist.