What Do Muslims Think? Unprecedented intellectual ferment in the Muslim world is likely to have a happier ending than many Westerners suppose.
The Irrelevance of the Middle East Neither our 'energy insecurity' nor the danger of terrorism is all it's cracked up to be. The Middle East just isn't that strategically important.
Adventures in State-Building The best historical analogy for understanding the U.S. predicament in Iraq is older—and more useful—than you might think.
Fixing Public Diplomacy The State Department needs to do "information" better, but we should privatize the "engage and persuade" business.folks like us
A Conversation With Amy Tan Amy Tan and Dana Gioia plumb the power of storytelling within the American immigrant experience.
Born in the USA If demography is destiny, America's is greater than that of any advanced nation.
A Few More Good Men Bigger is not necessarily better. Here are four principles for enlarging the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.governance & growth
Survival of the Fattest Not all aspects of democracy are created equal, especially the effects of resource wealth on economic growth.
Making Aid Work Despite reforms, the U.S. foreign aid regime is still flawed.potomac tales
Raising Cane America's "sugar daddies" may soon meet their match.
A Slice of Intelligence Life Bolling Air Force Base can be a spooky place.reviews
Islam in America Four new books try to strike a balance between fear and complacency over America's three million Muslim citizens.
Thinking about Thinking Douglas Hofstadter's 1979 book, Gödel, Escher, Bach, is now joined by I Am a Strange Loop.
The View from on High Klaus Schwab's most recent extravaganza was "lite" on America. What a difference a year can make.
Reagan’s Brandenburg Concerto Marking the 20th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech.notes & letters
The Pollbearer Notes on the pratfalls of democracy promotion.
The First Duty of Honest Men Critics of recent Administration tactics on Korea and Iran protest too much—sometimes way too much.