We don't need a doctrine, or pure pragmatism. What we require is a middle path: a strategy.
The sport's cut-throat capitalism mercilessly punishes failure
The U.S. was holding secret negotiations with the Taliban--until Afghanistan's president told the world they were happening
From an outsider's perspective, the divisions in U.S. politics are subtle, even indistinguishable
The new movie glosses over a controversial period of American history
Which poses a greater threat to the country: failed states or power players?
Does News Corp CEO intend to simply change his tabloid's title without addressing the alleged crimes?
Relying on a counterfactual, or alternate history, evokes a world that never was instead of a world that could yet be
Our country's past, present, and future, as predicted by a mystical iPhone app
History shows that humanitarian alliances work best when there's one dominant member
The U.S. hopes to strangle its enemies just as Union forces did 150 years ago. But don't Americans prefer going for the jugular?
In Europe, the sound of crooners and pop divas has replaced cannons and tanks as the continent's competitive energies are focused on music
According to Intrade.com, at least. But don't scoff—these prediction markets are eerily accurate.
A decade after 9/11, Americans feel catharsis at the terrorist's killing, but years will pass before we know the victory's real shape
The U.S. has faced three eras of destruction: the age of invasion from 1783-1941, the age of missiles from 1941-1989, and since 1989, the age of viruses
Finnish parents receive one from the government with every new child. What lessons can the U.S. learn from the country's accepted cultural tradition?
Obama's real challenge may be the American public, which wants to fight a dove's war and win a hawk's peace
Obama must navigate rival agendas as international forces soar into Libyan skies. Is the mission to stop Qaddafi from harming civilians or to compel his surrender?
The U.S. will ultimately spend $1 trillion for these fighter planes. Where's the outrage over Washington's culture of waste?
Today, reeling from a national hangover, Americans promise moderation. But soon we'll drink again from the military cup.