Nation-states, and conflicts centering on them, remain the defining features of our time.
He said that economic interdependence had made war obsolete. Four years later, World War One turned him into a laughingstock. Yet his later career saw him abandon many of his own illusions.
RFK's public-diplomacy trip turned the relationship around.
The German thinker's name has been attached to a wide range of modern ideas—poststructuralism, postmodernism, gender studies, etc.—yet he was more a man of his day than of ours.
U.S. policy makers have all too often clung to orthodoxies even as they fail. Yet a select few have managed to turn the ship of state around, to a better course.
Netanyahu may insist his state is "not neo-colonial," but Vladimir Jabotinsky, his ideological ancestor, saw things differently.
Nixon's handling of Vietnam and China could offer insights for Obama in Afghanistan.
Chinese leaders have reverted to a pre-Communist ideology of national rejuvenation. This could complicate foreign affairs.
An interbellum German intellectual's work is a powerful warning to Americans about the perils of our interventionist foreign-policy trajectory.
Radicals of the democracy-promotion movement embody the very thing they are fighting against—a closed-minded conviction that they represent the one true path for all societies and thus possess a monopoly on social, ethical and political truth.