Global Affairs

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.

The Realist Creed

Realism is imbued with a hard morality of best possible outcomes under the circumstances, not a soft morality of good intentions.

Oriental Despotism

In a world of postmodern electronic communications, dictators simply cannot rule in the totalizing manner of ancient and modern tyrants.

The End of the Middle East?

The United States is gradually moving away from the Middle East as the Middle East slowly dissolves into a Greater Indian Ocean world.

The Plantagenet Effect

A functioning democracy is an expression of culture and historical development that cannot be easily exported.

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