Diplomacy

Obama’s Internationalist Moment: Review of HBO’s The Final Year
Obama’s Internationalist Moment: Review of HBO’s The Final Year

HBO’s The Final Year traverses the globe, from Africa to the Arctic, Havana to Hanoi, but it is in Syria where the cockfight personified by Samantha Power and Ben Rhodes climaxes. Indeed, President Obama claims that “on no other issue was there such a split” between them.

Don’t Ask Nicely: Breaking Russia’s Alliance with Syria

Russia, Syria, and Iran have successfully defied US interests in the Middle East. It will take significant and aggressive measures to separate these allies.

What You Should Know About Foreign Agents
What You Should Know About Foreign Agents

Over the past several months, the media has reported a number of high profile cases of people (Paul Manafort, Gen. Michael Flynn) and organizations (RT, formerly Russia Today) failing to register as “foreign agents.” Here is what you should know about foreign agents and the American laws that regulate their activities.

How Should Christians View Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital?

Considering principles and values as well prudential considerations of the volatile region’s political realities, how ought Christians to evaluate recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital?

Protestant Rectitude & Secretary Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Protestant rectitude informs his sense of America’s dutiful vocation in the world premised on: “Liberty, equality, and human dignity.”

What You Should Know About the Arms Trade Treaty
What You Should Know About the Arms Trade Treaty

The nations that ratified a global Arms Trade Treaty are gathering for their third annual conference this week in Geneva, Switzerland. Here is what you should know about this treaty on conventional arms.

When Character Mattered: Lessons from President George H.W. Bush
When Character Mattered: Lessons from President George H.W. Bush

Good character isn’t a matter of perfection, but rather direction. President George H.W. Bush always seemed to have that sense of direction, that internal compass keeping him—and America—on the right path.

The Irony of American Foreign Policy
The Irony of American Foreign Policy

Every president faces a devil’s choice between stability and security on the one hand and our founding values on the other.

Falklands War
Presidential Phone Chats & Reagan’s Falklands Error

Aggression was decisively and instructively defeated before a watching world during the Falklands War. But there’s a warning embedded in the success story.