Eliot A. Cohen
The Sinews of Peace
The President's Speech
History Doesn’t Take Sides

Khrushchev thought the Soviet Union was on the “right side of history,” too.

New World Disorder
The Middle East as It Will Be

We are in the early or, at best, early-middle stages of a vicious cycle of violence.

after paris
It’s Still World War IV

And Islamic State fighters are still not Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters. It’s time for the West to face some unpleasant truths.

Self-Reliance
Microaggression, Meet Ralph Waldo Emerson

As the Yale protesters don’t know, but the Sage of Concord did: there is weakness in numbers, and strength in standing for one’s principles all alone.

Shakespeare and Politics
A Sea of Glory

What Shakespeare’s Cardinal Wolsey has to teach us about the perils of swimming in the Potomac.

After American Supremacy
Defense in a Disordered World

We must rethink what kind of armed forces we need. The sources of our military strength are not merely material.

Obama's Foreign Policy
Inadvisable

What is the point of making strategic recommendations to someone who has not the slightest interest in hearing them?

An Introduction
What Would Winston Say?

On the advent of a new column here at The American Interest—an homage to Churchill and a reflection on his strengths, not the least of which was whimsy.

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Daily Feed
Hugging the News Cycle
German Election Watch

Polls in Germany show strong support for Merkel and the status quo—but storm clouds loom beyond Sunday’s elections.

Crude Economics

The UK’s most important energy resource is on the rebound.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Myanmar cracks down on the Rohingya and the West wags fingers, Beijing sees an opportunity.

The Ethanol Expansion

Corn ethanol may be a good fit for China, but it’s still a disastrous policy here in the United States.

Land of the Rising Gun

As North Korea’s missiles fly over Japan, the debate about Tokyo’s defense posture is heating up.

Russia and the West

NATO is alarmed about Moscow’s major military exercises with Belarus—but too much panic could play right into Russia’s hands.

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