Summer 2016

The Fifth Image: Seeing the Enemy with Just War Eyes
The Fifth Image: Seeing the Enemy with Just War Eyes

In the Christian view, the normative grounding from which the tradition of just war casuistry springs is the dominical command to love.

The Crescent & The Lion

An Ancient Civilization & Crucial Regional Ally Rises

Chalk Dust on Our Cleats Book Review Michael Hayden Playing to the Edge American Intelligence Age of Terror
Chalk Dust on Our Cleats

It would be, quite simply, impossible to find a person better positioned to write on “American Intelligence in the Age of Terror” over the past two decades than Michael Hayden.

Moral Hazard: Drones & the Risks of Risk-Free War
Moral Hazard: Drones & the Risks of Risk-Free War

The promise of risk-free war offered by unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) obscures the dangers of waging war by remote control. The challenge for the American people is to make sure Washington employs this new technology in a way that conforms to America’s values.

Just War Theory & Terrorism
Just War Theory & Terrorism

This essay provides a brief overview of the just war tradition and then applies the framework to the problem of contemporary terrorism.

Book Review Mindy Belz They Say We Are Infidels A People of No Strategic Importance: Middle East Christians & the Disregard of the Foreign Policy Elite
A People of No Strategic Importance

No one who reads They Say We Are Infidels by World Magazine editor Mindy Belz should ever doubt Christians are victims of ISIS genocide.

Through a Glass Darkly: How Iranian Revolutionaries Blindsided America’s Secular Intelligence Community
Through a Glass Darkly

In the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, a State Department official summed up the confused state of American intelligence when he exclaimed, “Whoever took religion seriously?”

Michael Walzer
The Paradox of Michael Walzer

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Michael Walzer’s first book, The Revolution of the Saints. The intellectual shortcomings of the left (and right) are attested by their failure to appreciate their greatest philosopher’s most stimulating work.

women direct ground combat
Deploying Women to Direct Ground Combat

Sending women into direct ground combat is tearing down a load-bearing wall. This particular wall is vital to the military mission, to realism about sex differences, and to protecting life.