The temptation to strike a bargain with a great-power rival is one the Romans knew, too. We should resist it.
Trump should learn from the Obama Administration’s mistakes and bet on the friends we already have.
The first obligation of leadership is to one’s own people. The international elite have forgotten that, and end up serving no one but themselves.
Or, how to survive when your empire dissolves.
Political orders, even fragile, imperfect ones, are worth defending from those who would wreck them.
America’s rivals are probing U.S. defenses across the globe.
The dangers of believing in the myth of Progress.
Deterrence isn’t a sure thing even in the best of circumstances—and for the West these are not the best of circumstances.
Withdrawing from a contest isn’t always cost free. Allies are always watching.
As the Romans knew, the secret to regaining influence over a teetering buffer state is: reputation, reputation, reputation.
The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.
An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.
London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.
Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.
Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.
Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.