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Madeleine Albright

Samantha and Her Subjects

The prophet armed, Samantha Power, has now drafted Obama into her crusade against mass slaughter. Liberal hawks and neocons, reunited. Make way for a profound foreign-policy transformation.

Imperial by Design

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

The Ascension

The creation of Barack Obama’s legacy will play out against three fundamental backdrops: America’s financial crisis; the ability to shore up the power of the United States; and the willingness of Joe Q. Public to spend blood and treasure beyond ou

Radioactive Hype

Public enemies are unlikely to obtain nuclear weapons, despite widespread fears to the contrary.

Priorities, Not Delusions

Opportunistic policies advocated on both sides of the political aisle won’t address the real challenges that threaten the well-being of the United States.


Syria and the Albright Syndrome

What do we hope to accomplish?

Will Rice Wreck Obama's Presidency?

As the hawkish new national-security adviser starts, the risk of a legacy-ruining entanglement goes up.

How Susan Rice Bungled Sudan

The new national-security adviser has a long history of poor judgment in east Africa.


It All Comes Back to Hegemony

After the fall of the Soviet Union, NATO's purpose dissolved. America's been paying the high price of hegemony ever since.

Books & Reviews

Unsage Advice

With the campaign season heating up, David Rivkin says that new books by Madeleine Albright and Zbigniew Brzezinski might not provide the soundest advice.

Botching Iran

With regards to Tehran, it is America that has been the constant bungler.

Resisting the Charms of War

Andrew J. Bacevich laments American militarism.

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April 19, 2014