COIN is nation building at the point of a gun. It's time for a new doctrine.
The Turkish prime minister still hasn't figured out how to solve Turkey's most fundamental problem.
Resistance to American demands will grow as popular Pakistani hostility to Washington rises toward unanimity.
The recent relaxation of tensions between Washington and Islamabad gives hope for a durable peace in South Asia.
Erdogan's former allies in Damascus now threaten the delicate balance he maintains in Turkey.
Moscow is standing by Assad to send a message to Russian partners in other parts of the world.
NATO has turned into an association that drags members into everyone else’s wars, actually reducing collective security.
War is costly. Nation building is costlier. And nation-building projects almost never succeed, as this analysis demonstrates.
The alliance won’t go to war over the recent skirmish between Turkey and Syria.
Elements of the Kremlin's current policy—such as supporting Assad and fearing the Turks—echo those of czarist Russia.
As the West seeks an exit from Afghanistan, will the Sino-Russian Shanghai Cooperation Organization take over?
The myth of a coherent "Al Qaeda" is being used to justify illegal, unconstitutional warfare.
Congress should spend less time policing leaks about the president's unilateral exercise of war powers and more time restraining them.
China, Turkey, Russia, India, Brazil—the great powers of old are staging a comeback.
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