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Counting the Costs in Syria Missile Strike Trump
Counting the Costs in Syria

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the latest chemical-weapons attack in Syria. Western governments blame Syrian strongman Bashar Assad for the assault.

The Syrian Airstrike: Measured, Discriminate, & Just
The Syrian Airstrike: Measured, Discriminate, & Just

A necessary punitive act watched by China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia.

A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races
A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races

The Great War, which America entered a century ago this month, offers lessons for us today on democracy, trade, and arms races.

Does Europe “Owe” the U.S. Billions in NATO Funding?
Does Europe “Owe” the U.S. Billions in NATO Funding?

Does Germany—or any other NATO member—“owe” NATO billions of dollars? Here’s what you should know about how NATO is funded.

Bearing the Burden

With the Middle East on fire, Europe on edge, Russia on the march, and China on the rise, America’s interlocking system of alliances is more important now than at any time since the beginning of the Cold War.

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.

What You Should Know About the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)
What You Should Know About the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

On Saturday Trump accused Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower. Trump is presumably basing his assertion on reports that the Justice Department applied for a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to conduct surveillance on Trump associates.

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In General Terms

Trump’s decision to turn to, and lean on, generals is nothing new. Americans have been doing that since the founding of the country.

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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.