In defense of the choice of David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel and Trump's new policy

It needs to be accepted that the Peace Process in Israel is currently comotose and will remain so until it is recognized that any settlement will have to be on Israel's terms or the result of military force.

December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016

Syrian Endgame

The events in Aleppo are tragic, but they are also the inevitible result of a policy based on moral outrage rather than strategic calculation, or even an effort to limit human suffering.

December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016

The Taiwan Misfire

There are plenty of reasons why it might not have made sense to take a phone call from Taiwan's new president. It is unclear what made Trump's critics think it was a good issue on which to attack him domestically.

December 4, 2016
December 14, 2016

The Return of Geostrategy: Trump jettisons liberal internationalism

Media coverage has sought to paint the Trump transition effort as both haphazard and incoherent. The reality is his Foriegn Policy picks have been calculated and strategic, echoing points he has made for over a year

December 1, 2016
December 2, 2016

2016: The Year History Ended

A decade ago it was common for neoconservative thinkers to claim that 9/11 marked the end of the "End of History" that began with the end of the Cold War. With hindsight, it merely marked the midpoint.

November 21, 2016
November 25, 2016

Where Predictions went wrong

It is easy to blame this election on the polls, but looking back, everyone took for granted that voters who supported John Kerry and then Obama twice would never vote for Donald Trump. And no evidence could shake that.

November 11, 2016
November 11, 2016

Election Day Live Thread

Turnout updates, exit poll leaks, and other assorted news items while waiting for results

November 6, 2016
November 9, 2016

Initial Thoughts on the Brexit Rulling

The High Court ruling is a defeat for the May government, but it is a defeat that if they did not actually court, nevertheless serves their interests very well.

November 3, 2016
November 3, 2016

US Election Rundown October 18th 2016

October 18, 2016
November 1, 2016

The Second Debate

The second debate was an improvment for Donald Trump, but a disaster for the Republican party.

October 10, 2016
October 10, 2016

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