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.

Reagan’s Brandenburg Concerto

Marking the 20th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech.

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.

Raising Cane

America’s “sugar daddies” may soon meet their match.

The First Duty of Honest Men

Critics of recent Administration tactics on Korea and Iran protest too much—sometimes way too much.

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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