The temptation to strike a bargain with a great-power rival is one the Romans knew, too. We should resist it.
Trump should learn from the Obama Administration’s mistakes and bet on the friends we already have.
The first obligation of leadership is to one’s own people. The international elite have forgotten that, and end up serving no one but themselves.
Or, how to survive when your empire dissolves.
Political orders, even fragile, imperfect ones, are worth defending from those who would wreck them.
America’s rivals are probing U.S. defenses across the globe.
The dangers of believing in the myth of Progress.
Deterrence isn’t a sure thing even in the best of circumstances—and for the West these are not the best of circumstances.
Withdrawing from a contest isn’t always cost free. Allies are always watching.
As the Romans knew, the secret to regaining influence over a teetering buffer state is: reputation, reputation, reputation.
Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on a surprise visit after the deadliest attack on the Afghan military since the start of the war.
It won’t transform the balance of power overnight, but it may spook the neighbors.
Will a win for the “radical center” signal anything more than a slow decline of the status quo toward failure?
If federalism means anything at all, it means that states and cities should, unless some grave emergency exists, be responsible for their own transit and transportation infrastructure.
For the first time in more than 130 years, the UK is going a day without burning coal for power.
It’s vital that we make sure that the great wealth-creating machine is ready for the millennial generation.