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Continental Drifts

America and the Continent may find themselves once again a united force to be reckoned with by the rest of the world. But the odds are grim.

Homeward Bound?

It’s time to rein in America’s crusading zeal and move toward a policy of restraint. We’re suffering from a bad case of foreign-policy overextension, and the only cure is taking a step back to reexamine our global role.

Beyond Left and Right

Classifications such as interventionist and isolationist, hawk and dove, realist and idealist, and multilateralist and unilateralist do not make much sense in the absence of the Cold War's defining conditions.


Not His Fault

Robert Kagan is wrong. Obama isn’t to blame for our issues with Europe and Israel—Europe and Israel are.

A Conversation Continued: Interventionism Is Dead

In response to Ivo Daalder and Robert Kagan’s recent Washington Post op-ed ,

Report and Retort: A Response to John Hulsman

The following is part of an ongoing debate between Barak M. Seener and John C. Hulsman. Seener gets the last word here.

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.

Resisting the Charms of War

Andrew J. Bacevich laments American militarism.

Power, Wealth and Wisdom

Is the United States really as strong and wise, and "Old Europe" as weak and wooly-headed, as many American foreign policy pundits and practitioners think? Another way to read Transatlantic realities.

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April 20, 2014