Foreign Policy and Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

by Paul R. Pillar With the turmoil of the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency providing a cascade of headlines and things to be alarmed or outraged about, it is easy to lose sight of any one of those things. … Continue Reading  

At the Altar of American Greatness

by Andrew Bacevich Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one of the toughest and most unforgiving jobs… Continue Reading  

Taiwan: Into the Endgame?

by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. Recent events have conspired to compel Beijing to consider whether the moment to resolve the Taiwan question once and for all may soon be at hand.  The question at issue is not whether Taiwan is part… Continue Reading  

ADL Demands That Gorka Disavow ‘Anti-Semitic Hate Groups’

by Eli Clifton Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka has had a rough two weeks. It began with LobeLog’s report that he wore the medal of Vitezi Rend, an anti-Semitic Hungarian organization that collaborated with the Nazis during World… Continue Reading  

Slower May Be Better in Going at ISIS

by Paul R. Pillar A couple of tendencies that are all too common in policymaking and policy debate tend to make for unwise foreign commitments or overextended foreign expeditions.  One is to treat a goal that is at most an… Continue Reading