The most effective way to push Europe into becoming more self-sustainable, if not independent, is for the U.S. to do less on the continent.
But let's face it: two decades after 9/11, Saudi Arabia's political leadership has a long way to go in cracking down on the sources of terrorism funding.
Taliban fighters spent 20 years seeking to return to power, a goal they finally accomplished recently. But sustaining an insurgency is not the same thing as running an even semi-competent government.
The sustainable stalemate is a myth, nothing more and nothing less.
U.S. officials should not overestimate Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping's friendship.
From the outside, intervening in a dicey situation can seem like the easy solution to a devil of a problem. Too frequently, though, it turns out to be the wrong one.
Is it wise to pit every democracy against every autocracy and turn the complicated game of geopolitics into a simplistic, zero-sum existential struggle?
President Joe Biden's latest military action exposes the hot mess otherwise known as Washington's Middle East policy.
Until lawmakers stop providing the executive branch the benefit of the doubt about when and where to take the nation to war, inter-branch disputes on this issue will continue for a long time to come.
As President Joe Biden prepares to wave goodbye to his first 100-day stretch, those in the realist and restraint community are at least breathing a sigh of relief—things could be better, but they could also be worse.
Diplomacy is extremely difficult work. But the absence of diplomacy creates even more problems.
Washington can be a very self-centered town.
The U.S. foreign policy establishment is effectively treating China as it treated the Soviet Union for over four decades: as an overriding, existential danger to American power that seeks to rewrite the rules as they've existed since World War II.