End the Crusade
The debacle in Iraq reaffirms the lesson of a thousand years ago: there is no such thing as a good crusade; divine missions are not conducive to sensible policy.
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At this juncture, U.S. foreign policy must focus on the foreign, not domestic, policies of others.
Bush will never run for office again. He should concentrate on applying his doctrine, not on defending his decisions.
A nation-state’s borders are not sacrosanct. Failed states should be fragmented into more governable parts.
Isolation allows rogue regimes to extend their longevity and stability.
McGeorge Bundy’s honest reversal on Vietnam contrasts with the Bush team’s unwillingness to look back—or forward.
U.S. policy must ensure the price of Iranian aggression becomes unaffordable.
Why policymaking elites and foreigners alike distrust the judgment of Americans.
America should join with Europe in aggressively policing proliferation.
Ethnic terrorist groups like Hamas can be engaged but there is no negotiating with religious terrorists. A strategy for splitting up the Al-Qaeda network.
Despite a seeming parade of veteran candidates, war-veteran Democrats didn’t take an inordinate number of seats this past election.
Multinationals in China and India are seeking more sustainable competitive advantages by shifting from imitation to innovation.