There are growing signs of a divergence in American-Israeli relations and interests.
U.S. policy makers have all too often clung to orthodoxies even as they fail. Yet a select few have managed to turn the ship of state around, to a better course.
American NGOs that push for democratic change abroad are facing growing resistance.
Netanyahu may insist his state is "not neo-colonial," but Vladimir Jabotinsky, his ideological ancestor, saw things differently.
The German thinker's name has been attached to a wide range of modern ideas—poststructuralism, postmodernism, gender studies, etc.—yet he was more a man of his day than of ours.
The intelligence failures of Iraq seriously constrained policy makers in other areas.
Shinzo Abe might turn Japan into an isolated, aging, indebted fortress.
History shows that an internationally led negotiation is the best way out of the civil war, but the situation isn't yet ripe for action.
China's Nobel-winning writer has been heavily criticized for being too close to the regime. Yet a close reading of his work shows he's far more complicated than his critics think.
The notion that America is the world's "indispensable nation" is hardly questioned, even as it fosters strategic overreach.
John Kerry was just five years out of Yale when he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and became an instant celebrity.
Congress has been abandoning its traditional role in foreign policy to the executive branch.
A cooperative, law-based international system remains an aspiration, not a reality.
An interbellum German intellectual's work is a powerful warning to Americans about the perils of our interventionist foreign-policy trajectory.
Huge technological leaps are coming, and they're already creating a new realm of interstate competition.
Ted Galen Carpenter
Robert W. Merry
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