Gunboat Democracy

The triumph of liberal democracy in America and elsewhere reveals that we must have been doing something right. That fact alone should give pause to critics of U.S. intentions in Iraq and elsewhere.

Kadyrovization and Failed Road Maps

The assassination of Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov on May 9 is not only a major set back for Vladimir Putin's designs to enforce peace in the war torn republic, it is also emblematic of how ill-conceived "road maps" are.

Terrorism, Missile Defense and Arms Control

In August 2001, a former chief terrorism expert at the Department of State wrote in the New York Times that the Bush Administration was obsessed with terrorism and using it to persuade the American people to build missile defenses.

Remember Pakistan?

The blame game surrounding the 9/11 Commission hearings and the developing situation in Iraq has overshadowed serious analysis of a crucial country in the U.