Alliances

Turkey: Gateway to the Black Sea and More

Turkey’s strategic importance has only increased with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Russia and China at Once – Part III: The Importance of Alliances (Including Internal)

The United States cannot pursue a strategy capable of deterring and, if necessary, defeating both China and Russia at the same time alone. We need allies.

Ukraine’s Blame Game

Whose mistakes led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

The Marshall Plan at 75: An Act to Promote World Peace

The Marshall Plan exemplified the alignment of values and interests good foreign policy should embody.

Israel and Turkey Must Step Up

Turkey delays NATO membership for Sweden and Finland, and Israel ignores Ukraine’s desperate request for defensive arms.

A Coalition of the Past: A Review of The Strategy of Denial

A Critical Review of The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict by Elbridge Colby, Yale University Press, 2021. 

Corrymeela, Northern Ireland: a Christian Outpost in a Nation at War with Itself (Part Two)

Corrymeela’s community believes no one can unwind every evil of the past, so each person can only decide how he will live with others in the present.

Corrymeela, Northern Ireland: a Christian Outpost in a Nation at War with Itself (Part One)

Through the Good Friday Agreement, Corrymeela was an epicenter for people working towards a peaceful settlement to the Troubles.

Uncle Sam
American Power, Interest, and Responsibility

American national interests and our willingness to spend power for global common good are more closely aligned than many seem to believe.