Neoconservative Delusions on Azerbaijan


by Eldar Mamedov If there is one feature for which neoconservatives are well known, it is their reckless disregard for reality, no matter how many times and how badly their policies have backfired–especially in the Middle East. This feature was… Continue Reading  

Clean Break II: Iran Hawks Decide to Burn It All Down


by Derek Davison and Jim Lobe The 20th century was rife with partitions, many of them involving European powers carving up colonial possessions in Africa and the Middle East with what often appears to have been little or no concern… Continue Reading  

Mitt Romney and Republican Foreign Policy


I haven’t yet had a chance to read political scientist Colin Dueck’s recent history of post-World War II Republican foreign policy, Hard Line, but Ross Douthat summarizes its thesis in a way that makes clear its relevance for the current… Continue Reading  

Daniel Recaps Neo-Conservatism in Book Review

Our own Daniel Luban has just published a brilliant essay on the history, evolution and persistence of neo-conservatism by reviewing three relatively recent books for n+1 magazine, which is a real, hard-copy magazine that is actually available in bookstores and… Continue Reading  

Please, No More About the Freedom Agenda

Charles Krauthammer’s column does not get off to a good start: Voices around the world, from Europe to America to Libya, are calling for U.S. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gaddafi. Yet for bringing down Saddam Hussein, the United… Continue Reading