Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
The Bigger Truth Norway Builds a Fence
An old lesson for human rights activists: when world order breaks down and refugee flows grow, compassion tends to shrink.
When The Village Fails the Child Getting to the “Party of the Future”
The latest victory for teachers unions in California underlines how both parties are massively failing America’s urban poor.
America and its Allies Ankara and Tehran vs. the Kurds?
As U.S. influence in the region wanes, Turkey and Iran may find enough common ground to beat up on the Kurds.
Outer Limits Central Bankers Break a Sweat
With interest rates at an all-time low, central bankers are trying to come up with policies for counteracting the next downturn. Is that even possible any more?
At A Crossroads Three Choices for Puerto Rico
A slowly-moving crisis is renewing nationalist calls for independence. There are merits to these demands, but all options should be carefully explored first.
The Folly of Faith-Based Foreign Policy
American ideas about impending democratic transitions across the Middle East are almost always delusional fantasies, whether embraced by overconfident neocons in the Age of Bush or by overconfident liberal internationalists in the Age of Obama.