Eliot A. Cohen
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Inauguration
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.

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2017
To An Anxious Friend…

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

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Brexit
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.

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History's Lessons
The Westerplatte Moment

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

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2016
The Party of Lincoln

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

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2016 And Beyond
The Age of Trump

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

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Four Traps
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.

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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.

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

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

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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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