Sovereignty

Debating “National Conservatism”
Debating “National Conservatism”

I welcome the effort to give nationalism more depth because one of the more maddening features of political debate over the past few years is the difficulty in nailing down what exactly the nationalist side believes. In that spirit, I have some questions for the advocates of National Conservatism.

Christianity and National Sovereignty at the UN

This week the Big Apple is hosting the UN General Assembly, and while world leaders will discuss many challenges, we expect a theme to dominate the US representatives’ views: sovereignty. 

New Afterword in Haas’ A World in Disarray Criticizes Trump’s Foreign Policy
A New Word on a New Edition: Haass’ A World in Disarray Criticizes Trump’s First Year

In a new paperback edition of “A World in Disarray,” Richard Haass says Trump’s foreign policy has added to global disorder.

Just War & National Honor: The Case of Vietnam
Just War & National Honor: The Case of Vietnam

Just war theorizing has typically left the issue of national honor untouched, although warriors and statesmen routinely emphasize the importance of vindicating the sacrifice of the fallen. Does prolonging a war in order to assuage or vindicate national honor comport with the just war tradition?

Should the UK Target Russian Spies after Assassination Attempt? Yulia Sergei Skripal
Should the UK Target Russian Spies after Assassination Attempt?

If Russian agents in the UK tried to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Russian agents should pay.

Lourdes Church ruins during World War II
The Church and the War

This provocative article written by Donald H. Stewart in the heat of World War II calls on the American Church to guide America toward a responsible patriotism which jettisons hatred and self-righteous aggrandizement while remembering “judgment belongeth unto God.”

Paradigm Lost: Book Review of Richard Haass’ A World in Disarray
Paradigm Lost: Review of Haass’ A World in Disarray

With his novel concept of sovereign obligation in A World in Disarray, Richard Haass makes an important advance in the search for peace in a disoriented world. But its advances fall short, unable to grasp the essential moral quality of world order.

The U.S. “Abstention” on U.N. Resolution 2334 Condemning Israeli Settlements: Who Won?
The U.S. “Abstention” on U.N. Resolution 2334 Condemning Israeli Settlements: Who Won?

Because the U.N. does not have the power of the sword, the U.S. abstention in the recent U.N. vote has not weakened Israel at all; it has weakened the U.N.