The United States Doesn’t Want to Reform the U.N. Security Council

But it’s going to have to. And it’s better to act now, when America is still strong.


When China Rules the Sea

The United States is no longer the world’s only global naval power.


All He Is Saying Is Give War a Chance

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will probably succeed in strengthening his country’s military. But at what cost?


Reports of Our Global Disorder Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Despite arguments to the contrary, today’s problems — from China's rise to Russia's bad behavior — aren’t necessarily scarier or more daunting than ones we’ve faced before.

Best Defense

What I learned about destroying ISIS — from being kidnapped by its predecessors

Much of the discussion about the Islamic State (IS) and how to defeat it is a search for answers to the wrong questions. We need to start asking the right questions before we can find a long-term strategy that has a chance of success.

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