Soft Power

Does Can Imply Ought?

While a nation’s primary obligation is to its own citizens, our moral tradition demands that we cultivate the power to help where we can

On Ukraine, Outright Lies in the Epoch Times

Troubling distortions from the right wing outlet The Epoch Times on the Ukrainian Invasion.

American Withdrawal is America Last

Some America First Republicans are nearly indistinguishable from the standard fare retreaters we were served from the “Blame America First” leftists of the Cold War.

Turkey’s Time has Come

Appeasement is an incentivizing force behind Turkey’s pursuit of strategic autonomy and extortion.

The Bold and the Free: Waging Media War in Arabic - Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) - Al-Hurra
The Bold and the Free: Waging Media War in Arabic

Given the alarming trends in the Middle East, America should fashion agile media platforms that influence audiences in the region and—even more importantly—say something compelling.

China and The Great Network Power

The US created today’s system of global exchange. Now, Beijing is manipulating it to subvert American security, prosperity, and values.

The Rhetoric of Freedom

“The Hong Kong thing is a very tough situation. Very tough,” Donald Trump said on Tuesday. “We’ll see what happens….

Is America ready for an Atheist President?

In a recent Washington Post column Max Boot hoped America one day would have an “unapologetic atheist” president. After all,…

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