The Republican and Democratic Parties Are Heading for Collapse
U.S. political parties have reshuffled every few decades, and 2020 may be the year they do it again.
This Election Has Become Dangerous for the U.S. Military
Trump is losing support among the troops. That’s just one reason why the military risks getting sucked into the campaign.
The Trumpists’ Answer to His Republican Foreign-Policy Critics? More Culture Wars.
Trump’s friends have opted for their usual grievance politics.
Is Trump Touting His Diplomatic Achievements to Get Reelected?
Both parties have featured speeches from key diplomats at their conventions, with Mike Pompeo making a controversial cameo at the RNC—but they aren’t proposing much that’s new.
What the Republican National Convention Tells Us About Trump’s Foreign Policy
Exaggeration, distortion, spin—that much was expected. More frightening were the things they didn’t say.
Pompeo and Haley Position Themselves as the Republican Standard-Bearers After Trump
In a party turning America inward, its brightest stars built their résumés on foreign policy.
Why I, an Anti-Trump Republican, Didn’t Sign the Anti-Trump Letter
Many former Republican national security officials just endorsed Biden. They will be hobbled in the fight for the party’s post-Trump future.
Why We Joined Over 70 Former Republican National Security Officials to Support Biden
A Trump empowered with a second term would be a threat to the United States, especially in Asia.
Is America’s Future South Africa’s Past?
There are uncomfortable parallels between the United States in 2020 and South Africa in the dying days of white rule.
The Journey of John Bolton: From Right-Wing Zealot to Rock of the Republic
Trump’s former national security advisor could be a key to proving the impeachment case against the president.
Divided Lawmakers Still Unite Around Ukraine
Despite the impeachment inquiry, U.S. lawmakers on both sides insist their support for Ukraine against Russian aggression remains strong.
Trump’s Plan to Slash Foreign Aid Puts Humanitarian Programs in Jeopardy
Administration hopes to bypass Congress by running down the budget clock.
Bipartisan Foreign Policy Died This Weekend
Richard Lugar represented an endangered aspect of American—and Republican Party—leadership.
History Will Remember George H.W. Bush Kindly
The United States owes a great debt to its 41st president.
Trump Officials Can’t Rescue Their Reputations With Op-Eds
They argue their actions are saving the republic, but they are really trying to save themselves.
John McCain Loved the Military Too Much
He was a hero in Vietnam, but he was too quick to advocate for future wars.
There’s No Such Thing as ‘Traditional’ Republican Foreign Policy
Trump can't ruin the GOP's foreign-policy principles, because there aren't any to ruin.
Two Years Later, No Amnesty for the GOP’s Never Trump Camp
Many remain critical, others have repented, but all are shut out from the Trump State Department.