How much should the U.S. rely on its overseas allies to contain distant threats?
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.
Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.
Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.
An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.
We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.
China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?
The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.