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A Love Lost Over the Atlantic

The "special relationship" has long been a foreign policy myth. The day has finally come for a peaceful separation between two English-speaking powers.

Shades of Abu Ghraib

The grisly subject of torture is back with us again. A look back at the dark days of de Gaulle's struggle to hold onto Algeria reveals consequences that echo loudly in our newest fight to retain what it means to be civilized.

Oil Dependence As Virtue

In short, a world that doesn't need oil may also be a world that doesn't need the United States.

Black is the New Green

The almighty dollar has some surprising vulnerabilities. Why America's financial health now rests in the hands of China and the oil producers.

Designated Driver Diplomacy

Tory leader David Cameron has outlined a striking new vision for the Anglo-American partnership—with Britain in the role of the "skeptical friend."

Beyond American Hegemony

The United States should abandon its futile attempt to secure global hegemony in favor of a concert-of-power foreign-policy strategy.


Egypt: Balancing Interests Over Values

America must hold its nose in the short run, backing the regime but pushing liberalism later.

How America Can Get Egypt Back on Track

Reconciliation is still possible, and more important than ever.

Egypt's Way Forward

After endless bloodshed, the Egyptian government's only route back to popular legitimacy is through serious economic reform.

Books & Reviews

Wuthering Ike

A review of Ike: An American Hero by Michael Korda.

Endless Churchill

Churchill remains a figure of fascination, especially for Americans. Five new books should sate our appetites for awhile.

The Best Defense

Can John Mearsheimer's analysis of "offensive realism" explain or guide U.S. foreign policy? Better, perhaps, than the author realizes.

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April 18, 2014