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.

US Strategies in the Middle East

Feb. 8, 2017 Washington must choose sides.

A Theory About Iran

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

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 […]

From Doom to Doom: Population Explosions and Declines

As population growth booms and slows, the only constant is panic.

Visiting China

I can’t explain China. I don’t know it well enough, and sometimes it seems to me that the Chinese are experts on their country, but they’re experts that don’t agree. Still, China is an American adversary, and an adversarial relationship between these two countries is dangerous even if it doesn’t lead to war. Therefore, I […]

The Soviet Union and Russia: Tragedy and Farce

Dec. 28, 2016 Russia’s recent military adventures have mostly aimed to create an illusion of strength.

Merkel: Germany Should Emulate Asia

The German chancellor has suggested that increasing corporate mergers could help European companies compete globally.

Trump’s Dilemma

Dec. 16, 2016 The president-elect’s ability to make changes depends on whether his support rises or falls.

Revisiting Europe, the Heroic Delusion

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

In Search of a Third German Economic Miracle

The missing piece is where Germany is going to find productivity gains.

The Myth of Putin

Oct. 25, 2016 Russia’s appearance of strength is eroding.