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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.

A Time to Appease

Appeaser! The worst insult to emerge from our political lexicon. As America grapples with exhausting overseas commitments, bringing our might to bear will require a new sort of History lesson.

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.

How to Nation-Build

Ten simple rules from our experience in Afghanistan.

Banking on Turkey

On the eve of EU accession, Turkey's financial sector is poised to take off.

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.


Britain's Splendid Isolation

Obama removed a bust of Churchill from the Oval Office and is not an Anglophile. Is the special relationship becoming common?

Report and Retort: The Special Relationship is Not Flat

In "Designated Driver Diplomacy", John C. Hulsman applies an ill-advised one-dimensional world-view to U.S.-British relations, writes Barak M. Seener.

Ties that Bind-Or Not

Despite a cautious attitude in Europe, there is still plenty of hope for continued cooperation between the United States and the EU.


In Defense of Tony Blair

Blair was a politician of conviction and substance. What more could you ask for?

George Will's Unrealism

Netanyahu as Churchill? I think not.

Books & Reviews

Missing the Point

Mearsheimer and Walt fail to capture the realities of policy formation.

Flawed but Still Important

Mearsheimer and Walt should have included more field work in their research. Yet their book still deserves to be read and discussed.

Books and Reviews: A Uniter, Not a Decider

Jacob Heilbrunn analyzes a spate of recent Reagan biographies, which demonstrate that neither George W. Bush nor any of the presidential candidates can lay claim to Reagan's unique legacy.

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April 18, 2014