American Maximalism

President Bush's reputation as a radical is exaggerated.  He is following in the footsteps of bold predecessors.  So why is he making such a mess of it?

Stephen Sestanovich

Reaganism v. Neo-Reaganism

Reagan knew the difference between a conservative foreign policy and Wilsonian interventionism. Do his soi-disant heirs know it too?

Richard Lowry

Imperial Liberalism

Covenants without the sword are but words. You can do anything with bayonets but sit upon them. And both truths must be heeded.

Robert Cooper

Trouble in Tbilisi

Liberty and security are hard to combine. Georgians risk losing both.

Whit Mason

On Liberty

If you want democracy for a week, invade. If you want it for a decade, occupy. If you want it for a lifetime, take up gardening.

Nikolas K. GvosdevPaul J. Saunders


Charles Krauthammer, Mark Brzezinski, Pater Lavelle, Jay Loo, Moshe Zvi Marvit and Fred Siegel.

Charles KrauthammerMark BrzezinskiPeter LavelleJay LooMoshe Zvi MarvitFred Siegel

Two Kinds of Internationalism

What Europeans condemn as unilateralism is in fact traditional postwar internationalism. As Lockeans, Americans prefer it to transnationalism because it's democratic.

Marc F. Plattner


The International Committee of the Red Cross strains at the gnat of American unilateralism and swallows the camel of terrorist atrocities. Stop applauding.

Lee A. CaseyDavid B. Rivkin, Jr.