The just-war pacifist begins with a thoroughly realist assumption—that foreign policy is seldom if ever guided by rigorous just-war precepts.
Republicans are eager to blame Russian aggression and Putin’s grab of Crimea on past Obama failures, even as Obama proposes the same Ukraine policies they are.
Events that trigger major international conflicts often appear small in retrospect. What's happening in Ukraine provides another example of this paradox.
The revolution in Ukraine is about the thuggery of Yanukovich's regime, the impoverishment of the nation, and the thieving from the state coffers by his associates.
Militant groups aren't wielding 'laïcité' in support of a public sphere embracing diverse religious expression. The employ it as a form of anti-Islamic politics.
Iran’s nuclear ambitions are a serious problem, but demanding complete Iranian capitulation, either at the negotiating table or on the battlefield, is no solution.
A fear that the United States not only has decisively lost its power in the region, but is also responsible for why everything seems to be going wrong.
In spite of historical lessons, blank checks remain the currency of allied nations. During the twentieth century, seemingly competent leaders have issued them.
'The Irony of American History' shines a klieg light on the so-called war on terror and the current debate over the operations of our “national security state."
The opportunity to roll back Iran’s nuclear program should not be forfeited because of the belligerent posturing of Netanyahu and hawks on Capitol Hill.
'Algerian Chronicles' Albert Camus Edited and with an introduction by Alice Kaplan Belknap: Harvard University Press. $21.95, 223 pp.
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