Sunday, May 28, 2017

Foreign Policy

The Doctrines of Empire

Christopher Coyne, Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center, reviews The...

Madison Was Right about War

Given that so many Americans continue to express gratitude to the troops for their forever service in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and elsewhere, it would be worthwhile to revisit the immortal words of...

President Trump: Cancel Your Saudi Trip, Play More Golf

President Trump is about to embark on his first foreign trip, where he will stop in Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, before attending a NATO meeting in Brussels and the G-7 summit in...

Pentagon to Pitch Revised Afghan War Plan to Trump Next Week

Proposals All Involve Sending Thousands More Troops to Afghanistan The latest in a series of Pentagon proposals on changing US policy in its assorted wars, a series of options are expected to be delivered to...

TGIF: The War Party Talks Nonsense on Korea

The Really Serious People -- you know, the politicians and pundits who have been wrong on every call on foreign policy in recent memory -- think that talking to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un...

The Tyranny of the Distance

The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program by Jeremy Scahill and the Staff of The Intercept (Simon & Schuster, 2016); 256 pages. Last summer, the Obama administration finally made good on its...

Saudi Land Push in Yemen Would Cause Heavy Casualties: DM

Insists Saudis Could Quickly Win If They Wanted To Offering rare comments on the invasion of Yemen in a public interview, Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman defended the 2015 invasion...

Japan’s Commitment To Peace?

Japan is not a pacifist nation.  They have a well-funded and trained "self-defense force".  If attacked directly, they have the ability to engage in full-scale military operations - war - to defend themselves.  What...

Wilson’s War and its Legacy

It has been nearly a century since the end of the First World War. While the conflict receives less attention and glamorization in Hollywood and popular culture than its successor, it is arguably the...

Takeaways from Trump’s First 100 Days

For foreign policy wonks, Trump’s first hundred days have been a bit like a roller coaster ride. In just over three months, the new administration has veered from one crisis to another, from Syria...