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Getting to a Strategy
How To “Normalize” Relations With Russia

No, it doesn’t mean playing nice. It means convincing Moscow of the permanence of the geopolitical order on its western frontier.

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Friend or Foe
The Benefits of Having an Enemy

…and the perils of believing that you have none.

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In the Balance
Fear and the Logic of Alliances

How much should the U.S. rely on its overseas allies to contain distant threats?

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US and Russia
The Temptation of a “Grand Bargain”

The temptation to strike a bargain with a great-power rival is one the Romans knew, too. We should resist it.

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2017
Make America’s Allies Great Again

Trump should learn from the Obama Administration’s mistakes and bet on the friends we already have.

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New World Disorder
The Dangerous Idiocy of Global Leadership

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.

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After Empire
The Stages of Grief at the Frontier

Or, how to survive when your empire dissolves.

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Order and Chaos
Barbarians, War, and Saint Augustine

Political orders, even fragile, imperfect ones, are worth defending from those who would wreck them.

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The Revisionists
Predators on the Frontier

America’s rivals are probing U.S. defenses across the globe.

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Risk Analysis
Caesellius Bassus and the “Right Side of History”

The dangers of believing in the myth of Progress.

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