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Samuel Huntington

The Fundamentalists

What do Saudi Arabia and America have in common? Why, religion of course. Hinterland faiths are on the rise, and there’s nothing the Western humanists can do about it.

Unrealists

The Israel lobby controversy shows how some substitute character assasination for serious debate.  American national interests suffer.

The Neoconservative Moment

Charles Krauthammer's "democratic globalism" fails as a guiding principle of foreign policy and creates more questions than answers.

EuroIslam: The Jihad Within?

Islam in Europe is being transformed from diaspora to "universal" forms. The latter portend a rise of radicalism and terrorism within the EU.

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.

The Present Opportunity

We still live in a dangerous world, but the tenure of U.S. primacy depends less on reacting to threats than on pursuing the opportunities before us.

Commentary

Marxists in the State Department

U.S. foreign policy seems to assume economic factors trump culture, religion, and nationalism.

Tunisia and the Clash Within Civilizations

The killing of an opposition leader highlights thunderous struggles within the Arab world. 

Israel's Bogeyman

The campaign against Chas Freeman was a waste of time. People concerned about Israel’s safety should worry about Iran, not some minor bureaucrat.

Blogs

Is America on the Ropes?

Is Obama personally responsible for America's decline?

The Destruction of America

America's infrastructure is crumbling. Will Americans' ingenuity and nerves be next?

Books & Reviews

Stifling the Debate?

Perhaps the most important argument made by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt in their new book concerns the impact of the lobby on the political discourse in the United States.

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.

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April 17, 2014