What 1979 Can Tell Us About Iran Today

History never repeats itself exactly. Or does it?

A Theory About Iran

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A battle for power is shaping up, and the stakes are extremely high.

Geopolitical Journey to Portugal

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Reconciling a nation to a past greater than the present is both hard and dangerous.

Six Weeks in 2008 and the Forging of the Present

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In the span of 40 days, the post-Cold War optimism was crushed.

The Limits of Nuclear Arms Treaties

The idea that a treaty can mitigate the threat of war simply misses the point.

Where Hypersonic Weapons Fit in the Future of War

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The battles that will urgently require these are the battles that nations must win.

A Speech by Mike Pence and the Sum of All Chinese...

The Chinese are looking for any hint that Washington is escalating the conflict with Beijing.

On Visiting the Lincoln Memorial

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It is the evil that you do to achieve the good that haunts any nation.

As North Korea Goes Nuclear, U.S.-China Relations Sour

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Beijing will use what leverage it has to prevent the U.S. from taking a tougher stance on trade.

Technocracy, Liberal Democracy and the Division of Our Time

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Feb. 15, 2017 The idea that expertise ought to guide our political life is at odds with the principle of national self-determination.

NATO, the Middle East and Eastern Europe

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Feb. 22, 2017 NATO’s mission has shifted, but are its members willing to meet the new challenges?

An American Recession and the World

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April 26, 2017 The U.S. appears to be on the cusp of a cyclical recession.