If the international order is “rules-based,” it is because Washington has set the rules.
The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies' latest report promises a restoration of the worst foreign policy ideas since the end of the Cold War. It should be ignored.
The Biden administration has a golden opportunity to conclude U.S. participation in the Afghan civil war.
As with the now-discarded tradition that former presidents should generally avoid partisan politics, it is now clear that a certain professional culture that had previously been embraced by military leaders is also breaking down.
Instead of dragging Europe into a competition with China, NATO would best serve all of its members by maintaining a laser focus on the security threats facing Europe.
The wisdom of an immediate and complete withdrawal from Afghanistan is debatable. But the feasibility of a total pullout is not.
U.S. foreign policy is in need of serious reappraisal and reform. The State Department is a good place for the next administration to start.
Poet laureate of soldiers, sailors, and colonizers, Rudyard Kipling would not appear well suited to the 2020s.
To paraphrase Samuel Johnson's famous take on patriotism: The China defense may be the last refuge of the Big Tech scoundrel.
Movement conservatives never quite understood the centrality of what lies outside of politics.
Timely and provocative assessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in “post-constitutional” America.
Trillions down the drain for overseas operations and the national security state is still agitating for more.
Promoting themselves as nationalists, interventionists are back in business.
The House and Senate resolutions to prohibit military attacks on Iran have little chance of restricting the ability of the executive branch to do so.
For the proposal to work, the House leadership and Speaker Nancy Pelosi would need to be serious about reigning in presidential war powers.
In the political realm, debauchery is less characterized by the sensual vices than by an overzealous desire for power.
Using the military as a replacement for the social safety net is a boondoggle, not a boon.
The myth of humane warfare persists despite the reality on the ground, and low U.S. casualties mask the extent of the devastation.
Many who have heard Reagan's words have not really listened to them. They have taken away vague impressions of his rhetoric and have not fully understood the meaning and significance of what he actually said.
A revolt against the dual tradition of Christian and humanistic self-discipline, and the substitution of a new basis of morality, lies at the heart of the breakdown of internationalism.
Power Without Limits: The Allure of Political Idealism and the Crumbling of American Constitutionalism
For the framers of the U.S. Constitution no task seemed more important than to limit and tame power.
The rush of power felt when America engages in a foreign crusade is effortlessly converted to a domestic crusade. Wars tend to undermine federalism.
The alliance's elites have come down with a case of civilizational cluelessness.
The nation’s political class has allowed James Madison’s institutions to wither, and real authority now rests with the leaders of a largely unaccountable national security bureaucracy.
There are two very different, even incompatible philosophies of multiculturalism, one sound and the other unsound.