NATO is a Danger, Not a Guarantor of Peace

Status quo supporters like the New York Times poke fun at Trump for even questioning the alliance. But who’s the fool?

A Century Later, the Versailles Treaty Still Haunts Our World

It was supposed to end World War I and usher in a new era of peace. Instead it nearly broke the West.

Macron Puts Immigration Controls on the Table

Under pressure from protesters and with his presidency hanging in the balance, France’s leader considers the unthinkable.

The Middle East Will Crush ISIS’s Remnants Without the U.S.

It’s time they took responsibility for their region—and they are.

Is Bolton at the Steering Wheel, Headed Straight for Iran?

Question for Trump: Was he aware of Bolton’s request for a menu of targets for potential U.S. strikes? Did he authorize it?

Russia Sure Behaves Strangely for a Country Bent on Conquest

Its conduct has been abrasive and aggressive, but there’s no evidence that Moscow harbors expansionist ambitions.

How Trump Thwarted Calculated Israeli Effort to Keep U.S. in Syria

They worked hard only to have their plans scuttled. But don’t expect them to stop the pressure.


The Temptation for Preventative War Just Won’t Go Away

The neoconservatives keep going back to World War II to argue for intervention. A new book throws cold water on their case.

$100 Billion in Weapons to the Saudis Buys a World Full of Hurt

The meaning of ‘friendship’ in Riyadh’s case has been distorted beyond all reality.

Why the United States Won’t Be Able to Quit Syria

Despite the troop withdrawal, Trump and the establishment remain committed to an anti-Iranian agenda.

Afghanistan, the Longest War in American History

The issue is not how much we invested and wasted in 17 years, but whether spending more in the future can be justified.

Let the War Vote Go to Congress Now

Critics should stop shouting at Trump and take their complaints over Syria to Capitol Hill where they belong.

Secretary of Defense Jim Webb?

The Democrat and scourge of foreign wars is drawing praise from many Trump supporters.

The Populist Right is Less Popular Than You Think

They might have good ideas but to win they need to stop denying the obvious.

Trump Scores, Breaks Generals’ 50-Year War Record

His national security team had been trying to box him in like every other president. But he called their bluff.

When ‘Trashing Our Allies’ Was All the Rage

The same neocons who gush about alliances today were telling anyone not on board with the Iraq invasion to ‘go to hell.’

NATO Partisans Started a New Cold War With Russia

Putin is responding to the West’s aggressive actions, not the other way around.