Will the U.S. Go to War With China Over Taiwan?

It’s time to rethink our defense commitments. Risking a catastrophic conflict is too great a price for Taiwanese independence.

Netanyahu’s West Bank Annexation Talk Was No Gaffe

With the White House firmly on his side, Bibi’s biggest challenge is to restrain his appetite.

Russia’s Election Meddling: Worse Than a Crime; a Blunder

U.S.-Russian hostility is now inevitable, and the results could be tragic.

After the Protests, Iranian Anger Still Simmers

Iranians are furious with their government and Donald Trump. But whether the regime can survive is up for debate.

America’s Creeping Regime Change in Syria

And you thought our government toppling days were over.

Perhaps It’s Time For South Korea To Go Nuclear

Building their own arsenal could prove less costly than the complicated U.S. relationship.

Netanyahu-Trump Bromance Tested for First Time

‘Gaffe’ over whether White House was in on West Bank annexation talks puts White House on defense.


Is the U.S. Being Sucked Deeper Into Mideast Trap?

Israel and the anti-Iran hawks want to drag us right into the heart of fruitless conflict.

After Routing ISIS From Iraq…More War

Now the U.S. has backed itself into the Turkey-Kurd conflict.

Inside the Chilling World of Artificially Intelligent Drones

Sixteen years of war has brought something we never prepared for: increasingly intelligent drones in the hands of terrorists.

How American Media Spin-Doctored the Iranian Protests

A new poll suggests the demonstrations were not about Iran’s foreign policy.

Don’t Be Cynical About an Olympics Detente With North Korea

Both sides are sending signals that this is more than just global games.

A Requiem for Vietnam

Forty-three years ago a symposium of writers from George Kennan to Gore Vidal surveyed the damage—and offered prescient warnings for our wars today.

The Dangers of Cartel Government

As Germany’s main parties mull another suffocating grand coalition, the populist right is steadily gaining ground.

NATO’s Real Existential Threat: The Surrender of Western Values

The alliance’s elites have come down with a case of civilizational cluelessness.

Trump’s Nuke Plan Raising Alarms Among Military Brass

They say strategy led by DoD policy wonks could lead to dangerous nuclear escalation.

Hungary’s Acela Corridor

What the contrast between Budapest and the rest tells us about our own cultural divide.