May 22, 2015
Iraq is now a battlefield between the Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State and the Shiite jihadists of Iran's Islamic Republic. There is no viable center. We abandoned it. The Obama administration's unilateral pullout created a vacuum for the entry of the worst of the worst.
May 15, 2015
In our deadly serious competition with China for influence in the region, the TPP would anchor our relations with Pacific Rim nations. If we walk away, they will inevitably gravitate to China's orbit.
May 8, 2015
While retrospective judgment tends to make us feel superior to our ancestors, it should really evoke humility. Surely some contemporary practices will be deemed equally abominable by succeeding generations. The only question is: Which ones?
May 1, 2015
When such a distortion of history produces such a wonderfully successful piece of fiction, we are forced to ask: What license are we to grant to the historical novel? If physics can live with maddening truths, why can't literature and history?
Apr 24, 2015
This is the new Middle East. Its strategic reality is clear to everyone: Iran rising, assisted, astonishingly, by the United States.
Apr 17, 2015
Clinton's unchangeability, however, is the source of her uniqueness as a candidate: She's a fixed point. She is who she is. And no one expects, nor would anyone really believe, any claimed character change.
Apr 10, 2015
Obama imagines that this deal will bring Iran in from the cold, tempering its territorial ambitions and ideological radicalism. What is the alternative, asks the president? He's repeatedly answered the question himself: No deal is better than a bad deal.
Mar 27, 2015
With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it's time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.