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Trump Foreign Policy Optimism
Reasons for Optimism: Initial Thoughts on a Trump Administration

Much of the coverage of Donald Trump’s foreign policy views have focused on areas of concern. Here are some reasons for optimism.

A Defensive Shield President Trump Missile Defense
A Defensive Shield

One area, happily, where President-elect Donald Trump has left little room for concern, at least during the campaign, is missile defense.

Trump’s Rise Presents Britain a Conundrum
Trump’s Rise Presents Britain a Conundrum

What is the British public to make of the rise of Donald Trump?

A President Trump Could Serve Russia Well
Trump’s Task with Russia

Every Brexit-Trump gain is a gain for Russia’s historic aspirations to recreate geographic and population buffers around the Russian border.

Warthogs & All

On the foreign policy of a Trump presidency, the character of our military, allies and interests–and a little something about a beautiful plane

Since the Iraq War President Donald Trump
Since the Iraq War

Let us hope President Trump will not follow the pattern of President Obama by overreacting to the Iraq War, while overlooking our best American foreign policy traditions.

The Admiral & Libertarian Isolationism

Retired Rear Admiral Gene La Rocque, a Pearl Harbor hero who just died at age 98, was the controversial founder…

Donald Trump Will Be the Leader of the Free World
Donald Trump Will Be the Leader of the Free World

President-elect Trump will need help keeping America a great country, and more help keeping it good.

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.