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Future enlargement of the European Union

Europe: Strategic Drifter

Economic weakness and geopolitical shifts may see Europe choose a foreign policy of weakness.

The Federalists Go to Brussels

The European Union’s potential for superpower status has been greatly exaggerated. Brussels has neither the stomach for the job, nor the united purpose to undertake it.

Liberté, Fraternité . . . Modernité?

As part of a new series expressing the views of foreign policy thinkers around the world, France's new president discusses Franco-American relations, the European Union's future and the Middle East.

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.

Revolt of the Maccabees

The Biblical account tells a cautionary tale for Mid-East policy today—to those reading between the lines.

Why Anglos Lead

It's no accident of history that Anglo societies dominate the world order.


Britain's History of Hedging on Europe

PM Cameron's skeptical speech will be poorly received in Brussels, but his sentiments are hardly new.

Butt Out of Britain

Washington has no business telling the United Kingdom what its interests ought to be.

A Tale of Two Monasteries

A Christian church service that will either be a breakthrough in relations between Turkey and Armenia, or a disaster for the Turkish liberal elite.

Books & Reviews

America Under the Caesars

Anti-interventionists allege our leaders traded a strong, austere republic for a weak and sprawling empire predicated on a military might that could not match our own ambitions. This narrative negates real threats and real victories.

Remember Prussia?

The improbable ascent, sudden collapse and subsequent re-imagination of Prussia.

Who Won the War?

In the Cold War, Reagan overreached--and hit the mark.

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April 20, 2014