What 1979 Can Tell Us About Iran Today

History never repeats itself exactly. Or does it?

A Theory About Iran


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

Geopolitical Journey to Portugal


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

An American Recession and the World


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