America finally has a president who grasps the basic logic of offshore balancing in the Middle East.
The world’s best national security minds know to study every aspect of foreign policy. That’s not enough.
Whatever you want to call the Obama foreign policy, it has not been a calculated attempt to contain the rise of hegemonic threats.
It’s not just the U.S. presidential platforms that will shape global politics in the years ahead -- it’s Americans’ theories of how the world works.
The Republican presidential nominee is a fan of military interventions — as long as they don’t cost anything.
Michael Mandelbaum’s latest tome of hardball IR theory is stuck in Westphalia. Realist or not, President Obama isn't buying it.
If he had been, he might have avoided some of his biggest foreign-policy mistakes.
The president loves Reinhold Niebuhr. That’s not a doctrine; that’s a problem.
TV news, think-tank pundits, and politicians all want you to see threats around every corner. Don't fall for it.