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Charles Krauthammer

Imperial by Design

Like his two most recent predecessors, President Obama is embarking on a disastrous foreign policy bent on global domination.

Made in America

America still retains its innovative edge over China and India. But as long as Washington continues to handpick winners and losers, our preeminence is in jeopardy.

Republican Reckoning

Mismanaged for eight years by the Bush administration, the Republican Party is in peril. Neoconservative table scraps are neither appropriate nor wise. But the GOP has another foreign-policy tradition to which it can turn. Presidents from Eisenhow

The Three Faces of NATO

One must wonder why, with the end of the cold war, NATO did not dissolve. How do we explain the organization's transformation and vitality at the end of the twentieth century?

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.

Empire Falls

The United States is in unprecedented decline. Future generations will look back at the past decade as the beginning of the end of American hegemony.


Bomb Syria to Intimidate Iran: Recycling a Bad Idea

The hawks are unhappy that Washington and Damascus haven't come to blows.

Exploit Beijing's Nuclear Nightmare

China won't risk pressuring North Korea unless it fears Japan and South Korea might develop bombs of their own.

The Future of Drones

More, closer to home, and for sale.


Why the Left Is Starting to Hate Obama

The first truly bipartisan endeavor of Obama's administration: Pummeling the president's flip flopping on debt policy.

Is Obama's Comeback for Real?

Will the Republicans be able to stop President Obama before 2012?

Why Is Charles Krauthammer Scared of Obama?

The real question is whether Obama is going to morph into the slayer of old-time liberalism.

Books & Reviews

Punditry at the Drive-Thru

Peter Beinart's books represent the intellectual equivalent of what nutritionists call the empty-calorie principle.

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.


Morris turns to the origins of the one-state and two-state conceptions. It helps explain how the Israelis and Palestinians got themselves into this intractable conflict in the first place.

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April 19, 2014