Global Affairs

Why War Is Good

Wars may have helped, rather than hindered, human progress.

Nile Water Wars?

In northeast Africa, a microcosm of today's world, the risk of interstate water war is never beyond the realm of possibility.

The Long Game in Eastern Europe

Putin must wish America well in its war against the Islamic State, and hope that it goes on for a long time.

Why Failure Helps

The story of success is often the story of coming back from some sort of failure and adversity.

Pipelines of Empire

Energy, not ideology, is modern Russia's most powerful tool for influence in Europe.

Terrorism as Theater

The wars of the 21st century will be different from those of the 20th because of the culmination of the first stage of the Information Age.

Obama's Foreign Policy Record

Obama's legacy is only partially written. It could get better. But it could also get worse.


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