The War Over Season’s Greetings

Dec. 27, 2017 “Merry Christmas” is a religious greeting that has become a secular one.

The Role of Political Leaders

Even the most powerful ones are constrained by impersonal forces.

Chemicals and Cruise Missiles in Syria

April 7, 2017 The American action reveals an important observation about U.S. strategy.

Frozen Peace: Where the Korea Standoff Goes From Here

An indefinite “freeze for freeze” may be all that’s obtainable.

American Exposure to the European Financial Crisis

July 14, 2016 While the U.S. at first seems fairly shielded from the Continent’s banking problems, a deeper look reveals substantial uncertainty and risk.

Thinking Through Trump’s Views on the Islamic State

Jan. 25, 2017 The president has said he will eradicate IS, but how might this happen?