Want to Win the Midterms? Spend Less on War
The intensification of the liberal-neoconservative alliance under Trump is not good news for Democrats.
What Sort of World Are We Headed for?
The liberal world order never really existed. Great-power politics are here to stay.
There’s Nothing Wrong With the Liberal Order That Can’t Be Fixed by What’s Right With It
Realists need to get a lot more realistic about the global legal system.
Who’s Afraid of Judith Shklar?
Meet the American philosopher who showed that Western politics could only move forward by first taking a step backward.
Why Spain’s Top Populist Is a Centrist
Albert Rivera is tearing down his country’s establishment from the middle. Just don't call him Spain's Emmanuel Macron.
Macron Has Changed France’s Political DNA
One year after his election, it's clear Emmanuel Macron isn't just a president — he's a liberal man of providence.
Democracy Is Dying by Natural Causes
From Nazis to Newt Gingrich, a brief survey of the many ways government-by-the-people can perish from the earth.
China’s Understanding of Global Order Shouldn’t Be Ours
Contrary to what Niall Ferguson suggests, if the liberal international system gets reduced to economics, it will no longer exist.
A Liberal Defense of Tribalism
There’s nothing wrong with political tribes that can’t be fixed by what’s right with them.
America Should Let a Thousand Political Parties Bloom
With the two party system coming apart, the United States ought to take its cues from Europe.
There’s Still No Reason to Think the Kellogg-Briand Pact Accomplished Anything
Sorry, liberals — just saying "no" to war doesn’t stop it.
The Problem Isn’t Just Who Trump Has Offended — It’s Who He Hasn’t
While many of America’s democratic friends are reeling, another group of U.S. partners is visibly delighted by the president.
Can Trump Reconcile Nationalism With Liberalism?
Last week in Warsaw, President Donald Trump finally gave something close to a mature, clear, and thoughtful version of his governing philosophy.
Can Nationalists Ever Make Good Liberals?
France's new president is betting that he can bring disaffected voters back into the liberal fold by combining openness with economic growth. What if he just makes them even angrier?
France’s Europhile-in-Chief Is About to Meet a Berlin Wall
Emmanuel Macron may have saved the European Union. But he’s not finding much gratitude in Germany.
Trump’s 100 Days of Cacophony
We should evaluate the administration on sovereignty, human rights, nonproliferation, global trade, democracy, and countering terrorism.
Emmanuel Macron Is Everything America’s Democrats Are Not
The unlikely front-runner to be France’s next president proves the problem with liberalism is the messenger, not the message.
Book Talk: The Retreat of Western Liberalism
Does Donald Trump’s victory cement the idea that democracy is in crisis?
Bannon’s Vision of the World Isn’t What Makes America Great
Tearing down a system that, for all its missteps, helped produce decades of peace among the great powers, spread democracy, and share unparalleled progress is not the way to put Americans first.