Eliot A. Cohen
The Sinews of Peace
Inauguration
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Truth in the Age of Trump

No one who backed Trump has any excuse for being surprised by what he does. We all know who and what he is.

2017
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To An Anxious Friend…

Why should history spare our generation, and our children’s, our own distinctive tribulations?

Brexit
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A Tale of Two Cities

Britain has decided that London won’t be Brussels. Other responses to the failure of Western elites may not be so mannerly.

History's Lessons
The Westerplatte Moment

When you do what you must, so you don’t lose yourself.

2016
The Party of Lincoln

If the Republican Party accepts Trump, it will lose its soul.

2016 And Beyond
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The Age of Trump

At stake is something far more precious than the future of the Republican Party.

Four Traps
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The History Trap

The second installment in a four-part series on the strategy traps that the next President cannot escape. This one deals with the legacy of two wars. Read the first one, “The Simultaneity Trap,” here.

Four Traps
The Simultaneity Trap

The next President can’t help walking into four distinct strategy traps. The first one: The sheer scarcity of time.

2016
They Won’t Miss You When You’re Gone

The last year of an administration, as seen from the inside.

British Bulldog
A Warrior for the Working Day

Indulge your Churchillian obsession with the latest volume of war documents, and behold the labor that his leadership required. 

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Daily Feed
Hugging the News Cycle
AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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