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.
With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.
The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.
In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.
A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.
Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.
Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.