The Impossible Imperative? Conjuring Arab Democracy
Arab democracy is no oxymoron, but expecting it in time to remedy our 9/11 problem is unrealistic.
The Karine-A Affair and the War on Terrorism
A fifty-ton cache of Iranian weapons for the Palestinian Authority would have made a big difference had it been delivered. That it wasn't is making an even bigger difference.
Weak Realpolitik: The Vicissitudes of Saudi Bashing
As the shock of September 11 wears off and certain conclusions settle in, the U.S.-Saudi relationship has come under unprecedented scrutiny. It's about time.
Curtains for the Ba'ath
The Ba'athi regime of Iraq has got to go, and the United States needs to force the issue before it is too late.
Echoes from the Barbary Coast
America's war against the Barbary pirates 200 years ago bears similarities--and lessons--for the present war against terrorism.
Couldn't Be Worse?: Iraq After Saddam
Saddam Hussein isn't letting his own mortality interfere with his plans for Iraq's future.