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A Coalition of the Less-Than-Willing

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The Dispensability of Allies

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The Limits of Expertise

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

An American Recession and the World

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What a War with North Korea Looks Like

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

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

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