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Eliot Cohen
What Ukraine Means
The “Kind of Thing” Crisis

The Ukraine problem is more about the West than it is about Russia.

America Self-Contained? A Symposium
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The Reluctant Strongman

The Obama Administration’s foreign policy has been one long parade of errors.

My Toe in the Arena

“Your first time in a political campaign?” the Senator said. “You poor bastard.” He had his sympathy, however, firmly under control. And properly so, since professors of politics – Woodrow Wilson and Daniel Patrick Moynihan aside – rarely take the knocks associated with the subject they study. The Senator probably considered, and rightly, some bruises, […]

Plattsburgh, 1814

The Lightest of a Succession of CalamitiesOn September 10, 1814, John Quincy Adams, son of the second president of the United States and destined to become its fifth, the most accomplished American diplomat of his generation (and perhaps the most able in American history), conversant in half a dozen languages, was, as usual, dissatisfied with […]

Presidents and Their Generals: A Conversation with Eliot Cohen

When President Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal and sent General David Petraeus to Kabul in his stead, he wrote the latest chapter in a long narrative of civil-military tensions in America.

Thucydides, Really!

The Peloponnesian War is over, but the master of its lessons teaches on.

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Hugging the News Cycle
The Burgeoning Burgos

Will Mexico be the first to replicate America’s fracking success?

Under Pressure

But this may be more about pressuring Pyongyang than chastising Cairo.

Pressuring Pyongyang

Treasury turns up the heat on Pyongyang’s enablers in Moscow and Beijing.

April 8 2024

This year’s total solar eclipse was fun, but the next one will expose solar power’s biggest weakness.

German Election Watch

With her opponents already on the back foot, Merkel takes aim at the former SDP leader’s Russian business ties.

Poisoning the Well

Turkey’s President Erdogan has declared that all three of Germany’s largest parties are the enemies of Turks.

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