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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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Ancient Wisdom
When Deterrence Fails

Deterrence isn’t a sure thing even in the best of circumstances—and for the West these are not the best of circumstances.

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Nolo Contendere
The Danger of Not Competing

Withdrawing from a contest isn’t always cost free. Allies are always watching.

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Power Balancing
Emperor Nero’s Lesson on Ukraine

As the Romans knew, the secret to regaining influence over a teetering buffer state is: reputation, reputation, reputation.

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Know Thy Enemy
How to Fight an Elusive Enemy

The problem of targeting an enemy that avoids battles is not new. Consider, for example, the Roman Empire’s 1st-Century war against Tacfarinas in North Africa.

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Know Thy Enemy
Are Tyrants Only Local Thugs?

Mostly perhaps, but in the right circumstances they can pose a threat to international stability.

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