International Organizations Are Tools for Powerful Countries

Nov. 15, 2017 Multilateral groupings are usually impotent, so why are there so many of them?

Hypersonics and Modern War

Hypersonics could introduce a radically new type of war.

The Coming Conflict Between China and Japan

Dec. 6, 2017 As the U.S. nears the limits of its power, regional powers will be more unencumbered than ever before.

The Trump Doctrine

All presidential doctrines represent a consistent end imposed by necessity.

Midway: The Battle That Almost Lost the War

June 7, 2017 Japan’s defeat at Midway was a freak, and that freak created the world we live in.

Nations, Wars and Liberal Democracy

Having considered the origins of the United States, Australia and Hungary over the past month, it is time to return to the underlying issue of the origin of nations and other communities and the relationship of the individual to community. In looking at these three examples, we can see that nations originate in the movement […]

Nationalism, Internationalism and New Politics

Nov. 30, 2016 A new political dichotomy is replacing the old left vs. right divide.

The Difference Between Xi and Mao

The current Chinese leader may be president for life, but that’s where the comparisons end.

Toward a New Geopolitical Model

Note: I have received a staggering number of comments from readers on the first two installments in this series. As most of you know, we at GPF try to answer all of the emails we get from our readers. In this case, that hasn’t been possible. So instead, I will devote next week’s installment to […]

Nationalism and Liberal Democracy

March 1, 2017 Tension between nationalism and liberal democracy is not what is haunting us today.