Russia Ukraine Afghanistan

Scimitars to Plowshares

Middle Eastern regimes waste national wealth on armaments supplied by an opportunist West, and ordinary people suffer. Responsible Western nations must help break the cycle.

Hossein AskariRana Atie

Reversing Proliferation

For the first time since Hiroshima, we have the objective conditions for halting and reversing WMD proliferation. All we need is for the great powers to cooperate.

Ira Straus

Advancing Democracy

Despots have long formed coalitions on the international stage. Democracies are finally responding.

Paula J. Dobriansky

The Authoritarian Illusion

Authoritarian states are judged to be the breeding grounds of poverty, resentment and terrorism, but this is not always the case. What kind of despot fosters extremism?

Gerard Alexander

In Defense of Democratic Realism

What distinguishes "democratic globalism" --the target of Francis Fukuyama's attack-- from the author's own "democratic realism"?  The second chooses its battles more carefully.

Charles Krauthammer

Spies Like Them

If you want to improve America's intelligence, don't read the 9/11 report. Read Buchan's Greenmantle or Kipling's Kim. We need agents of daring and skill, not better bureaucrats.

Richard L. Russell