Realism without a measure of idealism is unrealistic, and idealism will fuel U.S. interventionism.
To the extent that the world's economy has a geographic center, it is Asia.
Top-tier diplomats are disciplined in what they say, in how they think and administer.
The nation's primary ground branch is becoming a contingency force.
A North Korean a collapse may come quicker than many suspect.
The new nuclear age is driven by religion and nationalism rather than ideology.
What China becomes will depend on the Han core's ability to project peace and prosperity into the minority borderlands.
Counterinsurgency has dominated so much of the past that we must assume that it also lies in our future.