How familiar-sounding words and outmoded habits of mind mislead Russian-Western relations.
When Rex Met Sergey
Behind all the talk of tension and impasses, one can see the outlines of Donald Trump’s transactional diplomacy taking shape.
The Sadness of Princes
Angela Merkel finds herself in a Machiavellian dilemma: caught between moral compulsion and the reasons of state.
The Deconstruction of the West
The greatest threat to the liberal international order comes not from Russia, China, or jihadist terror but from the self-induced deconstruction of Western culture.
Terror in Stockholm
Last week’s terror attack in Sweden should raise important questions about how the West defines its enemies.
Notes on Cost Disease
Important goods and services are costing Americans vastly more over time. It’s time to notice, and figure out why.
Khan Sheikhoun, Shayrat Air Base, and Now What?
I wrote my first response to the U.S. cruise missile attack on Shayrat Air Base on April 7, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. EDT—in other words, about 18 hours after the attack. A great deal more has happened since, and it is in the nature of a crisis that this be so. One of the characteristics […]
Russia in Syria: What Next?
In the short-term Putin can shrug off the U.S. strikes, but Russia’s long-term strategy in Syria is coming under strain.
The Last Conservative Statesman
With the “art of the deal” back in the vogue in American diplomacy, the career of the Fifth Marquess of Lansdowne is overdue for a reappraisal.
Team Israel’s Field of Dreams
Will Team Israel’s “David and Goliath” performance at the World Baseball Classic be a turning point for baseball in the Holy Land?