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American Permanence?

Walter Russell Mead on Friday eve wonderfully spoke about the influence of eschatology on American foreign policy to our Providence/Davenant…

The Obama Administration's Feckless, Heartless North Korea Policy
The Obama Administration’s Feckless, Heartless North Korea Policy

It is past time to take North Korean crimes against humanity and the North Korean military threat very seriously.

A Low Bar and High Stakes in Korea
A Low Bar and High Stakes in Korea

There are legitimate reasons to brace for the worst on the Korean Peninsula. The challenge in bracing for the worst is to not hasten the worst.

What you should know about James Comey and Mike Rogers’ Testimony on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election
What You Should Know about Comey and Rogers’ Hearing on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers gave unclassified testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Here are ten things you should know from the hearing.

Ike’s Military Industrial Complex

Bret Baier’s new book Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission focuses on Ike’s 1961 farewell speech eschewing the “military industrial complex.”

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Bitter Harvest: Lessons from FDR’s Russia Policy

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policy towards Russia depended on a willful disregard for the Moscow regime’s most brutal acts. The problem for the president—and for the American public—was that he seemed to believe the utterly false portrait of Stalin he helped to create.

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Slowly Softening Sanctions: Beware of Rapprochement with Putin

The United States has quietly taken the first step towards softening economic sanctions against Russia. The White House’s explanation for the ease was far from clarifying. A healthy dose of critical skepticism is in order.

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Goodbye NAFTA?

Given that America is (by far) Canada’s top trading partner, the prospective renegotiation of NAFTA is now by necessity Canada’s top foreign affairs priority.

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LBJ’s Australian Bromance 

The recent unpleasant telephone call between the USA president and Australian premier over refugees contrasts with the bromance between LBJ and Harold Holt.