Global Affairs

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.

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.

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