There may be neoconservatives cheering that drone strike, as neoconservatives are wont to do, but it is unlikely that they are the ones driving policy.
Promoting the same failed policies, and rehabilitating the same failed ‘experts,’ simply because they have rebranded as ‘national conservatives,’ will not advance the American cause.
When was the last time you heard a U.S. president express hesitancy and moral qualms about the loss of innocent lives through our military interventions? Probably never.
It appears President Trump is cognizant of the slow drift to war with Iran, and is not very happy about it. Someone needs to remind him who is the president.
Neocons have lost the GOP base due to their mishandling of the United States’ foreign wars, and Trump’s presidency is only just the beginning of a necessary shift.
Were U.S. forces not already deployed to Syria, no sane person would recommend sending in 400 U.S. troops into a complex, dangerous civil war with multiple armed actors on the ground.
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.
James Mattis’s departure highlights the broader legitimation crisis that results from American foreign policy being run without democratic accountability and against popular opinion.
A new book by Robert Kagan, ‘The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World,’ argues that the liberal world order is unraveling at a frightening pace, hastened in no small measure by its chief custodian and beneficiary.
Americans born 17 years ago can now enlist to fight in a war that began before they were born. It’s time to end the Afghanistan war.
The old willingness to ‘pay any price, bear any burden’ is waning. There is no reason we should subsidize others’ luxuries, let alone when we have so many problems at home.
Why are so many in Washington—even supposed conservatives—so eager to defend our powerful and unelected intelligence agencies?
In order to understand what guidance natural law gives us about war and peace in our time, it is first necessary to have some understanding of what ‘natural law’ is.
National security consultant David Reaboi discusses what’s happening in the Middle East and how he thinks the Trump Administration will respond to it.
President Trump wanted to declare victory over ISIS in Syria and go home. Well, that’s the trick, isn’t it? It turns out ‘win and go home’ rarely works.
John Bolton not only shares the president’s views on many foreign policy issues, he has decades of experience in government, politics, and American leadership.
To Americans tired of military campaigns to social engineer governments in distant lands, Donald Trump suggested he might embrace a less belligerent foreign policy. That’s not happening.
President Trump’s Afghanistan plan is, above all, a pledge to double down on the bipartisan failures of the last decade and half, making changes only for the worse.
The idea that Russia orchestrated the Trump administration’s decision to end the CIA’s funding of jihadists is totally corrupt and offensive.
The GOP has struggled to define its foreign policy views, waffling between neoconservatism and anti-interventionism. But we need a third way.
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