Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
Rolling the Credits
The traditional Via Meadia Yule Blog continues today, Boxing Day, with the second of the Thirteen Posts of Christmas. From Christmas through to Twelfth Night, we explore the Christmas story and the ideas behind the celebration.
The Thirteen Blogs of Christmas: 2016-17 Edition
It’s Christmas Eve today and time for the oldest tradition at Via Meadia, going back to 2009: our annual Yule Blog when we update and present our thirteen posts of Christmas running from the preparatory Advent blog on Christmas Eve through Twelfth Night. During the holiday season, we will blog on a light holiday schedule through New Year’s Day. On January 2 we will be back at full force.
Policies Have Consequences The Amazing Blinkered European Elites
The radical populists across Europe are wrong about many things, but they are right about this: governments that can’t protect their frontiers aren’t worthy of the name.
Obama's Legacy The Democrats Turn on Obama
Almost everywhere you look, the gap between Obama’s stirring rhetoric and his underwhelming accomplishments is immense.
Obama's Pivot Thailand Gets Cozy with China
The Obama Administration misjudged Asian politics as profoundly (if not quite quite as spectacularly) as it misjudged the Arab Spring.
Tightening the Belt Russia No Longer A Top 5 Defense Spender
Russia is increasingly flexing its military muscle on the world stage these days, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the raw numbers.