Bismarck for President
In an election year, it's easy to find cheerleaders—but America needs chess players in order to succeed.
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The results are in. Did the United States pass the test? Leading terrorism experts hand in their marks on U.S. efforts.
Daniel W. Drezner and Megan McArdle respond to David Frum’s take on the blogosphere. James Joyner and James G. Poulos look at whether NATO insiders have their predictions of the alliance’s demise right.
Sometimes our procedures do more harm than good. Pakistan may heal best on its own.
As Russia and the United States break the armistice, will China play referee?
How to make our adversaries and allies offers they can’t refuse. As threats to U.S. dominance emerge, Washington is looking for a way to counter them. Neocons, liberals and realists all have their own ideas about that. Who will win out?
Whither American hegemony? A glimpse of the multipolar world to come.
Try as we might to revive states like Somalia and Sudan, it is time to just let them rest in peace.
Is a state by any other name still a state? Nations’ risky operations to maintain de facto status.
Saving Iraq and Afghanistan will require some extensive operations.
Iraq may be emerging from intensive care, but it could use a bit more stitching up.
What do the Olympics, airplanes and toys have in common? How China can reverse course, and save lives. . . .