The End of a Dream?
America’s great age of growth is over and discontentment drives our politics. Yet there’s hope of modest economic advances, if only we clear the way.
America in a New World
The post-Cold War era is over. The U.S. finds itself in a new phase of security competition—one that will pose a unique challenge when it comes to coalition management.
A Close Reading
If history is to continue to bend in the direction President Obama favors, it will need ongoing assistance from the United States.
The architects of the Eurozone privileged aspirational politics over economic realities. Reality is now playing trump.
It’s the Deterrence, Stupid
The President says this is the best deal available. He’s right; it’s the best deal he could get—absent a credible threat to use force.
Nuclear Arms Control, Then and Now
The framework agreement with Iran recalls the era of arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union, but the differences rather than the similarities between the two periods are what make this an illuminating comparison.
His Last Bow
Fouad Ajami was an enthusiastic immigrant and U.S. citizen, but he never lost his longing for progress in the lands he left behind.