On foreign policy, in particular, Washington cautioned against adopting “through passion what reason would reject.”
America needs more Robert Gates and less James Clapper.
Secretary Tillerson’s recent address to State Department employees was honest and direct. It establishes the basis for a policy that can both protect and advance U.S. national interests as well as assert American values.
Mr. Obama’s efforts seem directed more at his successor than at any serious U.S. foreign policy objective.
Conflating democracy with security was doomed to fail.
Trump needs a strategic plan in staffing key positions in his new administration.
The next administration must consider where Russia fits into its overall foreign-policy objectives.
America needs a foreign policy that abandons triumphalist clichés, flawed assumptions and predetermined conclusions in favor of facts and serious analysis.
Obama seems to be trying to have it both ways, getting what he can without exposing himself too much.
Critics like Jeffrey Goldberg ignore that Trump declined to say that he would not aid alliance members.
Hunkering down to ride out the storm may instead contribute to a perfect storm.
The president crosses the water's edge.
Why—with so many advantages—have our elites produced so many failed policies? And why do they feel no shame?
Moscow isn't sowing Middle East chaos to drive up oil prices.
The Kremlin sees ethnic Russians as a powerful ally in the region.
A bit of success in the war-torn country does not beget success in other areas.
Problems after the storm seem to be the rule rather than the exception.
As 2016 starts, Republican leaders would do well to reflect on the Trump phenomenon.
Obama wanted a legacy of withdrawal. Instead, he'll leave a legacy of continuing war.
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