America Has No Choice But to Cooperate with Russia in Syria

The United States is running out of options in Syria, and the Obama administration is becoming increasingly desperate. That was the broad assessment from the White House's harshest critics on Syria policy upon news that Washington is willing to offer another quid pro quo to Moscow: operational coordination against terrorist groups in exchange for a Russian commitment to stop Bashar al-Assad from attacking Syrian civilians and the moderate opposition.

Look Out, Asia: China's Peaceful Rise is Over

As expected, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled against China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea. The Philippines was exultant. Beijing responded dismissively and issued a detailed rebuttal.

The People’s Republic of China faces a difficult choice: accept an international system believed to be biased against China’s interests, or assert its claims even more aggressively, risking conflict with its neighbors.

Cleveland: Kristol's Phony War against Trump

Ever since the fight between President Gerald Ford and California Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1976, the GOP convention that occurs every four years has largely turned into a snoozefest. Rather than the floor fights and fisticuffs of the days of yore that are popularized in American political literature, the conventions in contemporary American political history are basically coronations for the nominee.