The killing of Qassem Soleimani upended expectations in useful ways, but the U.S. isn’t in a position to capitalize on the turmoil.
Trump should have left Soleimani alive and in place, but made him operationally ineffective by killing his deputies.
Being no different from our enemies has not been the aspiration of previous presidents, nor of our military.
Like Charles de Gaulle, Emmanuel Macron would unify Europe under France’s conception, with Germany footing the bill.
Now the war in Syria has a victor. And it’s not the U.S.
After the agreement with Turkey, we should expect countries that are most reliant on U.S. security guarantees to search for alternatives.
The president should have to answer for the Afghanistan mess in the 2020 election.
Two of America’s closest treaty allies have announced military efforts explicitly designed to exclude the U.S.
Conservatives can win over young Americans to our principles, but first we have to live by those principles.
Trump has now shown himself just as willing as President Obama to make empty threats that damage American credibility.
Jared Kushner wants to use prosperity as a shiny object to distract Palestinians while their political aspirations are swept away.
The president’s approach is different than his predecessors’—but that doesn’t mean it’s working.
The president of the United States is not a traitor. That’s a good thing.
How the plan would make America less safe
Trump might well wrap up the war in Afghanistan, but only by giving up on America’s original goals.
It’s astonishing that any U.S. president would rewrite history to take Leonid Brezhnev’s side.
The secretary of defense did well to protect the military from politicization, against overwhelming force.
His capricious decision to withdraw troops from Syria will create havoc.
In Twilight of the Titans, two scholars provide a warning to a rising China, and a road map for the United States to regain its standing.
At an international conference, allies grieved the loss of the United States they had believed in.