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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.

Comments & Responses

Conrad Black responds to Robert Tucker and David Hendrickson

The East Moves West

India and China's Great Game in the Gulf.

Assessing the China Threat

Does China's military really threaten America's position in Asia? Not yet, but it still must be taken seriously.

The Realistic Roosevelt

As president, Teddy Roosevelt was not the Bull Moose of his earlier years. His prudence and respect for the balance of power are a model for any future president.

The Unipolar Moment Revisited

As the "unipolar moment" stretches out into an era, its opportunities and vulnerabilities both come clearer a dozen years after its conceptual coinage.


Sequestration Will Hollow Our Military

Poorly targeted defense cuts will have a severe and lasting impact on readiness.

X-47B—The Future of War at Sea?

The Navy's unmanned combat drone is a leap forward, but Mav and Goose aren't out of work yet.

Cutting Aid to Egypt Is a Terrible Idea

A tour of the many U.S. interests the assistance serves.


Three Paths to Nuclear Escalation with China

How the Pentagon's latest project could lead to a dangerous confrontation.

Romney’s 4 Percent Military Spending Still a Fantasy

Holes keep popping up in the GOP hopeful's murky, unrealistic defense-spending proposal.

"Hard Choices" Under Discussion at CNAS

The Iraq/nation-building/COIN true believers have some influence. But their ranks are small—and shrinking.

Books & Reviews

Dilemmas of the Modern Navy

The maritime services are under growing strain. But is there really no alternative to U.S. sea hegemony in the same form we have seen it in since 1945?

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April 25, 2014