In China, a Strategy Born of Weakness

Oct. 18, 2017 Diverse interests and regional divides threaten to destabilize the country.

Manners and Political Life

Oct. 11, 2017 Restraint in public life is not a foundation of civilization. It is civilization.

Intellectuals and Thugs: The Russian Revolution

Oct. 4, 2017 If ideas must be pursued at all costs, then anything standing in their way must be crushed.

Poland Challenges the European Identity

Sept. 27, 2017 Warsaw is reluctant to give up its hard-won sovereignty to the European Union.

The Constraints That Define Donald Trump

Sept. 20, 2017 The president’s need to expand his support base took him down a path many didn’t expect.

In Canada, Deep Divisions Brilliantly Managed

Sept. 13, 2017 The country has been able to withstand differences that would tear other countries apart.

Revisiting Europe, the Heroic Delusion

Sept. 6, 2017 Poland is changing Europe whether Brussels approves or not.

Hurricane Harvey: A Geopolitical Force of Nature

Aug. 30, 2017 Only some natural disasters can change the behavior of nations. Harvey may be one such disaster.

Where Europe and the Middle East Meet

Aug. 23, 2017 The attacks in Spain are geopolitically important for the context in which they occurred.

Guadalcanal: The Battle That Sealed the Pacific War

Aug. 16, 2017 Midway closed the door on any hope of Japanese victory, but Guadalcanal locked it.

North Korea, Nukes and Negotiations

Aug. 9, 2017 North Korea exposes itself to more risk by obtaining nuclear weapons, but it increases its leverage by being close.

The Terrible Magic of Atomic Weapons

Aug. 2, 2017 It’s hard to build a national policy on the assumption that these weapons moderate the depraved.