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A Conversation with Condoleeza Rice

The Secretary of State gets beneath the headlines to address the theory and practice of American statecraft.

Asia's Destiny, America's Choice

Despite an enormous reservoir of goodwill for the United States in Asia, the Pacific Ocean seems to grow wider every day. Here's a diagnosis of the problem, and a plea for urgent care.

Warrior Honor

The American soldier fights for freedom, and for God. An “embedded” view of the code of personal conduct that motivates America’s warriors.

"I Will Be Your Poet"

Leaves of Grass is 150 years old, but vibrant as ever. A fellow poet celebrates Walt Whitman as America’s muse to the Kosmos, and the craftsman of America’s own spirit.

Suffer the Intellectuals

Western intellectuals are endlessly engaging and edifying. But when it comes to capturing the trends that define present reality and gauging the shape of the future, they are uncannily wrong.

U.S. Port Security and the Global War on Terror

Seven specific suggestions for immediate Executive action.

Tinseltown's Tin Ear

Hollywood is having box office troubles; a review of some recent and prospective films shows why.

Family Guys

Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has turned one hundred years old. An eminent economic historian provides a slice-of-life illustration of Weber's wisdom.

Notes & Letters

Letters from James Hoge, Jr., Moises Naim, Richard John Neuhaus, James Kurth, Tod lindberg, David Goodhart, Steven Lagerfeld and Colin Powell

The Wrong Stuff

The major intelligence error that presaged the Iraq war and the many errors that followed raise questions about the capacity of the United States to manage complex interventions. They cast a shadow forward on U.S. Middle east policy, as well.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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