James Stavridis


It’s Not a (Totally) Poisoned Chalice

Some “presidential” suggestions for Ash Carter on taking the Pentagon’s top job.


Vladimir Putin Hates the TTIP

President Barack Obama recently spent some quality time with leaders of Asian nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing and again at ...


How to Salvage France’s Mistral Shipwreck

Here's the problem: Selling weapons systems to a country that might one day turn them against your allies, partners, or even your own forces is ...


Advice for the Ice King

"Hidden in wonder and snow, or sudden with summer/ This land stares at the sun in a huge silence/ Endlessly repeating something we cannot hear." ...


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Coalitions

During my time leading NATO global operations from 2009 through 2013 as the supreme allied commander, I spent an inordinate amount of time and effort ...


NATO’s Brave New World

As the NATO summit in Wales approaches, the 28 nations of the alliance should recall the words of Aldous Huxley, author of the classic 20th-century ...


Inshallah and Ojalá

A 50-year ideological struggle, hundreds of thousands killed, millions displaced, mass graves, murder, rape, torture, a virulent insurgency threatening the overthrow of the entire social ...


Wake Up and Smell the Turkish Coffee

As ISIS consolidates its position across the Syrian and Iraqi divide, NATO must realize that it is only a matter of time before a wave ...


The Ghosts of Religious Wars Past Are Rattling in Iraq

  "I cannot and I will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen." ...

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About James Stavridis

James Stavridis is a retired four-star U.S. Navy admiral who serves today as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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