Oct 8, 2021
The Tyranny of the 21st-Century Crowd
Mobs that form from the bottom up may prove even harder to defeat than totalitarian regimes.
Sep 22, 2021
The Atlantic Charter Is Now Extended to the Pacific
There are few things more hidden and precious in the U.S. defense arsenal than the production process for nuclear submarines. The United States shared those secrets only once...
Sep 7, 2021
9/11: The Way We Thought Then
In grand historical terms, 9/11 might be considered a head-fake, representing a mere interregnum between one period of great-power conflict and another. But in the literal heat of...
Aug 24, 2021
Why America Can Recover From Its Failures
A favourable geography gives the United States many advantages over its rivals, including the ability to fail
Jul 9, 2021
Ethiopia's Chaos Isn't Postcolonial
The country seems on the verge of falling apart. Here’s why it won’t.
May 26, 2021
On Realism and Human Rights
Because gross violations of human rights are central to governance in China and Russia, the United States should recognize that its own commitment to internationally accepted norms...
Apr 29, 2021
Is History Coming for Sisi's Regime?
The clearest perspective on Egypt’s current military ruler is offered by a dissident who has seen previous ones rise—and fall.
Apr 26, 2021
Understanding the Kennan Consensus
American foreign policy elites have adopted a partial myth about containment in order to worship at the altar of grand strategy before declaring that such a sweeping approach is no...
Mar 23, 2021
Why Russia Is the Problem From Hell
America must try to move Russia away from China and improve relations while maintaining deterrence.
Mar 2, 2021
The One-Sided War of Ideas With China
Feb 19, 2021
Solzhenitsyn's Warning to the Future
It is a conceit of the modern world that history is governed by reason. Reason is like an axe to the living, growing tree of history, with its convoluted branches, each cell and...
Feb 16, 2021
How to Rebuild the State Department
America’s standing in the world can now be improved in quite a number of ways from the top down. The government can be made to work. The State Department can be renewed. But...
Feb 10, 2021
When Is U.S. Foreign Policy Strongest?
Realism in foreign policy reflects a messy, dangerous world where too little can be distilled into clear-cut moral absolutes, and thus national interest takes precedence over...
Feb 1, 2021
How We Lose Against China
Social media and internal political extremes could undermine the United States
Jan 4, 2021
What Biden Must Do to Restore U.S. Foreign Policy
America is the world’s leading democracy, and thus we must return to promoting liberal societies and human rights, but do so with limits in mind.
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