Diplomacy

NATO’s Future is Churchillian, Not Wilsonian

The future of NATO must be defined by Churchillian realism and not Wilsonian idealism

If the Choice Is Charlatans or Fanatics, Choose the Former

Better to side with transparently self-interested Saudi over transparently evil Iran

Obstacles to Peace in Ukraine: President Biden and Mr. Trump

America never recognized the USSR’s occupation of the Baltics, but didn’t let it derail our diplomacy. This should be our approach with Ukraine and Crimea.

Diplomatic Icebreakers

Peace with Russia, as in Soviet times, has always been unpalatable but necessary.

What Does America Owe its Citizens Abroad?

Pax Romana, Pax Britannica, Pax Americana: What does hegemon status mean for American citizens abroad?

Defending the Liberal International Order

From Kabul to Kiev, from the South China Sea to the Persian Gulf, from space to cyberspace, the U.S.-led international…

James Baker’s Cold Realism

His approach in politics and diplomacy made Baker often unappealing to advocates of conviction politics but indispensable to situations needing practical results.

Hamiltonian Foreign Policy and the Pursuit of Justice

Foreign policy does not have to be driven by altruism to be moral. Instead, they are the natural product of a mature prudence and prioritization of the national interest.

America Must Invest in the Continued Promise of the Abraham Accords 

The United States still has a critical leadership role to play in the Middle East—the Abraham Accords were only a starting point.

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