A Different Ever Closer Union


July 5, 2017 The U.S. and Poland have similar interests, particularly when it comes to Russia.

Japanese Exceptionalism


June 28, 2017 Japan has a remarkable ability to transform itself without social upheaval.

A Coalition of the Less-Than-Willing


June 14, 2017 The U.S. convinced Arab governments to work together against jihadism. Now it needs to focus them.

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.

Different Visions for Europe


May 31, 2017 The U.S. vision to contain Russia through NATO is inadvertently pulling Europe apart.

The World That World War II Built


May 24, 2017 A handful of battles from 1942 to 1943 redefined the global order as we knew it.

The Dispensability of Allies


May 17, 2017 Trump brings unpredictability to his talks with Middle East leaders, but some things we already know.

North Korea Crisis: Neither Gone nor Forgotten


May 10, 2017 Secret diplomacy works best when it’s done quietly.

The Limits of Expertise


May 3, 2017 Beyond expertise, waging war requires wisdom.

An American Recession and the World


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

What a War with North Korea Looks Like


April 19, 2017 None of the options, apart from de-escalation, are attractive.

The United States, Syria and Russia


April 12, 2017 A strategy toward the Middle East requires more than short-term tactical moves.

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