Global Affairs

What Drives People to the Extreme

Understanding phenomena like the Islamic State is difficult because the human mind evolves much more slowly than the rate at which Neolithic-style problems arise.

Rearranging the Subcontinent

Don't assume that the current geography of the Indian subcontinent will last forever.

Foreign Policy Amoralism

While the United States engages in the amoral struggle for power to defend a liberal international order, the end result is in a large sense moral.

Castlereagh: Geopolitical Hero

The statesman was to early 19th century Britain what Winston Churchill was to mid-20th century Britain — though Viscount Castlereagh suffered much more vitriol for his diplomatic genius.

Vast Continent, Small World

The United States is more vulnerable than ever before to events in the outside world — and more influenced by them.

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