Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naïveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States.
After more than two decades of empty declarations of victory in Iraq, “success,” however defined, is impossible.
Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.
Because our leaders didn’t listen, or listened too late, the end came in Vietnam as a total catastrophe. It’s not too late to avoid a repeat in Syria.
A new internal investigation reveals just how poorly US African Command has handled its humanitarian missions.
“Don't do stupid stuff”—his shorthand for avoiding unnecessary entanglements—actually has deep roots in US strategic thinking.
If we don’t act now, constitutional restraints on presidential warmaking will be eviscerated.
The country’s troubles will not end even if fighting ceases in its southeastern regions.
Under the spurious claim of protecting “civility,” the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has caved in to the McCarthyite bullying of the Israel lobby.
Fallacies of US policy may be leading to war with Russia.