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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.

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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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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Death of a Generation

Environmentalists, take note.

American Balkanization

The Golden States’s self-righteous “travel ban” sets a dangerous and destructive precedent.

Up in the air

The much-criticized fighter jet program now appears to be a stealthy success story.

The French Will Be French

Emmanuel Macron has a large mandate on paper to push through far-reaching reforms in France, but the relatively low turnout and the threat of strikes and protests from unions opposed to what he campaigned on appear to be pushing him towards protectionism.

Power Play

Fuel trucks roll into Gaza from Egypt, keeping Hamas’ electricity running despite attempts by Abbas and the PA to shut it down.

Obamacare Repeal

The Democratic line of attack against the law is powerful—but it also highlights Obamacare’s underperformance.

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