As France fell to Nazi Germany, America's elites glanced nervously eastward and began to envision the U.S. as the new defender of global order.
Many U.S. complaints about China aren’t about actions that threaten U.S. security.
Here's a better idea: Abolish the "Selective" Service.
By playing with definitions, the military is able to keep more troops in Afghanistan than it publicly reports.
Anne-Marie Slaughter hasn’t given up on intervention and the “responsibility to protect” doctrine.
President Joe Biden's promised return to normality will unfortunately extend to his administration's foreign policy.
Reimplementing 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imported from the United Arab Emirates for vacuous national security reasons only entrenches executive authority over trade.
What should come next for the U.S.-Saudi Arabia relationship
The U.S. has an interest in protecting its political system from manipulation by foreign enemies or their paid agents. But treason and espionage are already illegal, as is bribery.
Our own house is not in order, and Washington has no business policing the world or forcibly remaking other countries in its own image.
The administration’s approach should discourage the drug war, encourage immigration.
Joe Biden's natsec team fulfills his campaign promise of a return to normalcy and conventional Washington. That also means maintaining the failed status quo of the post-9/11 era.
There’s no journalist more relentlessly iconoclastic than Greenwald, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the Snowden revelations.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist on Joe Biden, free speech, and leaving The Intercept for Substack.
The president-elect's forthcoming nomination of Antony Blinken as the country's top diplomat suggests an appetite for continuing America's role as the globe's policeman.
Amirani argues that the 1953 coup became the "playbook" for future U.S. covert actions in countries such as Guatemala, Vietnam, and Chile.
For some, Trump’s troop drawdowns are too fast and too much. In reality, they’re too little and way too late.
American voters deserve careful scrutiny of the candidates' positions on individual conflicts.
So far, they don't seem to have actually closed the borders. But his threat probably has a different aim.
The documentary Coup 53 explores how a seemingly easy regime change wrecked U.S. foreign policy for decades.
"The best aspect of the Trump foreign policy is that he has revealed the mind of the foreign policy establishment," says historian Thaddeus Russell. "The worst part... he's a mass murderer just like the rest of them."
The president’s accidental vision of a war-free second term.
Statements by China, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, and North Korea use U.S. violence against protesters and journalists to point out American hypocrisy on the global stage.
The upheaval over police abuses has damaged America's image in the world, especially coming on the heels of other blows to American "soft power." We can and should do better.
The coronavirus pandemic should certainly occasion more prudence at the Pentagon in strategy and spending alike.
Keeping up maximum pressure is a dangerous distraction for the United States and catastrophic for the Iranian people.
"Does this advance American safety and security? Does it make Americans freer and more prosperous? The answer is no."
U.S. Justice Department Charges Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro With Drug Trafficking, Corruption
The DOJ has accused Maduro of using "cocaine as a weapon" to devastate American cities.
Left unspecified: how many U.S. troops would be coming home, and when
The modicum of restraint expressed by the former South Bend mayor earned him immediate scorn from conservatives.
The framers of the Constitution were quite right that wars should be difficult to start and easy to end.
Republicans are setting a dangerous precedent they may come to regret the next time a Democrat occupies the White House.
John Bolton's account of the Trump-ordered freeze on military aid to Ukraine highlights a contradiction at the heart of the president's defense.
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The Trump administration is treating people of Iranian origin like a potential fifth column.
Senators who take their constitutional responsibilities seriously would seek more evidence about Trump's motive for the aid freeze.
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