Daniel DePetris
No Amount Of U.S. Intervention Is Going To Save Afghanistan Now Or Ever

These failed pundits’ efforts are meant to shame President Trump into reversing his instinct to pull the United States out of Afghanistan.

No, Forever War In Syria Won’t Protect The United States

If the U.S. experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria should have told our foreign policy elites anything, it is that Washington can’t resolve distant political problems.

4 Foreign Policy Establishment Myths About Leaving Syria, Debunked

Trump’s decision nips further mission creep in the bud and refocuses the national security bureaucracy on the right priorities.

Why Renewing Dialogue With Russia Will Strengthen U.S. National Security

Sen. Rand Paul has the right idea about entertaining diplomatic talks with Russian officials. His colleagues should take note.

Congress Needs To Take Back Its War Powers From The President

Following 9/11, Congress allowed the president to use troops to combat terrorism. They couldn’t have imagined the consequences.

Has Donald Trump Already Abandoned His ‘America First’ Foreign Policy?

The Trump administration is a lot closer to conventional foreign policy orthodoxy than many of his political enemies thought or his supporters desired.

What National Interest Does Bombing Syria Serve?

Serious observers of world affairs are having a very difficult time explaining what strategic effects the missile attack on a Syrian military airport had.