A deep look at the key GOP factions and how successful primary candidates navigate them.
America is making its energy supply more secure—but we can't untie ourselves from the global energy market.
We fear weapons of mass destruction in terrorist hands. Yet the greater danger continues to from terrorists' older tools—the gun and the bomb.
An allegedly illiberal idea—and its liberal father.
Do the presidents who are pushiest abroad get the most done?
The wisest of the wise men.
John B. Judis' new book on Israel is right, but for the wrong reasons.
NATO's back with a new strategic role. Europe will need to step up to the plate.
After the election, will the Shi'a, Sunni, and Kurdish parties cooperate?
Not by racking up frequent flier miles, he won't.
Several TNI regulars assess the campaign's last debate.
Three leading thinkers respond to the bold thesis of Nikolas K. Gvosdev and Ray Takeyh.
Experts opine on how democracy would change China's foreign-policy priorities.
Chaos and randomness abound. The increasing disorder of our world will lead to a sort of global ennui mixed with a disturbingly large dose of individual extremism and dogmatic posturing by states.
With America mired in two wars and our economy in shambles, the chorus of declinists has returned. But the United States will endure because it is an elastic power.
The United States is in unprecedented decline. Future generations will look back at the past decade as the beginning of the end of American hegemony.
Failing to play a dominant role in the Far East wouldn't just be foolish. It would change who we are.
How two nations have changed.
A new prudence about using force abroad will sustain, not undermine, American leadership abroad.
Ted Galen Carpenter
Robert W. Merry
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