How much should the U.S. rely on its overseas allies to contain distant threats?
The temptation to strike a bargain with a great-power rival is one the Romans knew, too. We should resist it.
Trump should learn from the Obama Administration’s mistakes and bet on the friends we already have.
The first obligation of leadership is to one’s own people. The international elite have forgotten that, and end up serving no one but themselves.
Or, how to survive when your empire dissolves.
Political orders, even fragile, imperfect ones, are worth defending from those who would wreck them.
America’s rivals are probing U.S. defenses across the globe.
The dangers of believing in the myth of Progress.
Deterrence isn’t a sure thing even in the best of circumstances—and for the West these are not the best of circumstances.
Withdrawing from a contest isn’t always cost free. Allies are always watching.
Is this a tactical feint, or a principled objection to the laws passed by the legislature?
The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.
As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.
Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.
Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.
The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.