The Irrelevance of the Middle East
Neither our ‘energy insecurity’ nor the danger of terrorism is all it’s cracked up to be. The Middle East just isn’t that strategically important.
Islam in America
Four new books try to strike a balance between fear and complacency over America’s three million Muslim citizens.
Adventures in State-Building
The best historical analogy for understanding the U.S. predicament in Iraq is older—and more useful—than you might think.
Born in the USA
If demography is destiny, America’s is greater than that of any advanced nation.
Survival of the Fattest
Not all aspects of democracy are created equal, especially the effects of resource wealth on economic growth.
America’s “sugar daddies” may soon meet their match.
Fixing Public Diplomacy
The State Department needs to do “information” better, but we should privatize the “engage and persuade” business.
A Few More Good Men
Bigger is not necessarily better. Here are four principles for enlarging the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
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