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Eliot A. Cohen
The Sinews of Peace
The President's Speech
History Doesn’t Take Sides

Khrushchev thought the Soviet Union was on the “right side of history,” too.

New World Disorder
The Middle East as It Will Be

We are in the early or, at best, early-middle stages of a vicious cycle of violence.

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It’s Still World War IV

And Islamic State fighters are still not Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters. It’s time for the West to face some unpleasant truths.

Self-Reliance
Microaggression, Meet Ralph Waldo Emerson

As the Yale protesters don’t know, but the Sage of Concord did: there is weakness in numbers, and strength in standing for one’s principles all alone.

Shakespeare and Politics
A Sea of Glory

What Shakespeare’s Cardinal Wolsey has to teach us about the perils of swimming in the Potomac.

After American Supremacy
Defense in a Disordered World

We must rethink what kind of armed forces we need. The sources of our military strength are not merely material.

Obama's Foreign Policy
Inadvisable

What is the point of making strategic recommendations to someone who has not the slightest interest in hearing them?

An Introduction
What Would Winston Say?

On the advent of a new column here at The American Interest—an homage to Churchill and a reflection on his strengths, not the least of which was whimsy.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Commitment Issues

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2% spending target.

After The Referendum

The Council of Europe re-introduces monitoring for Turkey on human rights issues for the first time since 2004.

A New Deal

For Moscow, round two of production cuts is going to be harder than round one.

How do you solve a problem like Korea?

The U.S. is rushing to deploy missile defense in South Korea before the elections.

Pyongyang Under Pressure?

Is Pyongyang rationing fuel in fear of a coming Chinese embargo?

The President vs. the Mayors

A court ruling in California marks the latest setback for President Trump’s immigration policies.

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