Boris Johnson Enters Smiling

In driving a hard Brexit bargain, the European Union drove the U.K. into Johnson’s arms.

Going to the Moon and Going to India

Last weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned space flight to the moon. In endless articles, observers are asking why no attempts have been made to land men on the moon since the Apollo program. In considering this, I think it’s useful to examine the U.S. and other space […]

The Battle for the Past

Whoever defines the past controls the present and future.

Command of the Sea

Command of the sea is the foundation of American national security. Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan, the greatest strategist in American history, identified it as the core American interest (though he wrote before the war on terrorism began and before the development of nuclear weapons). The United States, he argued, can be threatened only by an […]

What We’re Reading: Cry, the Beloved Country

Weekly reviews of what’s on our bookshelves.

Socialism and Capitalism

Socialism is a global political movement that emerged from the French Revolution. Its goal was to speak for the dispossessed, only sometimes as a democratic political party. In all of its guises, it has been a powerful political force in most of the world. In the United States, however, it has been relegated to the […]

A Trip to Romania

The first time I visited post-communist Romania was in 2009, the same year my book “The Next 100 Years” was published. In it, I forecast that Russia would become increasingly aggressive and, over time, increasingly weak as its underlying economic problems manifested themselves. I also forecast that Ukraine would become the flashpoint between Russia and […]

The Jerusalem Talks

Security officials from Russia, the U.S. and Israel are meeting next week to discuss regional developments.

The Hong Kong Extradition Bill and China’s Weakness

The proposed law is a sign that China isn’t as strong as it would like everyone to believe.

On the Black Sea

I have just awakened on the first day following a 24-hour trip from Austin to Constanta, a city in Romania that few Americans know of. It is where the Danube meets the Black Sea, and it has been a pivot point since before even the Romans arrived. The Danube is something like the American Mississippi, […]

Supply Chains and Geopolitics

U.S. tariffs on China could disrupt supply chains on which American companies depend.

What We’re Reading: The Works of Herman Wouk

Weekly reviews of what’s on our bookshelves.