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/ February 28, 2014 3:22 pm

Growing Up With Green Day: Millennials and 10 Years of American Idiot

One generation under American Idiot: the millennial anthem Turns 10 years old this year.

/ January 24, 2014 10:35 am

Al-Qaeda in Anbar: Why Iraq’s Sunni-Shia Conflict Isn’t Over

On the border with Syria, lingering ethnic tensions left over from the post-Hussein government form the basis of continued fighting.

/ November 11, 2013 12:04 pm

A World Neither Brave Nor New

We live in a country where "spin" matters more than the truth, and where towing the party line is more important than sincerely holding opinions and engaging in substantive debate.

/ April 16, 2013 12:44 am

On Being Humans

There’s always a lot to think about when people die, and when people kill.

/ December 26, 2012 11:40 am

Peacetime in America

A peacetime America poses several transitional challenges that the federal government must confront.

/ October 22, 2012 3:55 pm

Utilitarianism and The Neoconservative Conceit

What J.S. Mill would say about modern American adventurism.

/ September 11, 2012 7:38 pm

Three Under-Reported Takeaways from Convention Season

A look at three important issues both parties avoided, or inadequately addressed, in their convention proceedings.

/ May 14, 2012 10:26 am

Iraq’s Forgotten Postscript

One of the most remarkable untold stories of American involvement in Iraq is coming to an end.

/ April 15, 2012 5:43 pm

The Sanctions Fallacy: Iran and Japan

The disadvantages of imposing sanctions too often go unexamined.

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The United States must reenergize U.S.-Turkey relations; if it does not, it runs the risk of potentially losing one of its greatest Middle Eastern allies.

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/ March 25, 2012 7:06 pm

The Resexification of War?

Grave of the Fireflies and Apocalypse Now showed malnourished toddlers and heads on stakes; Call of Duty shows badass special ops troopers shooting terrorists and riding snowmobiles.

/ March 20, 2012 1:15 am

Inside Iran’s Nuclear Program

An examination of domestic dynamics surrounding the program

/ February 11, 2012 7:48 pm

Known and Unknown: A Memoir

The title of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s memoirs–Known and Unknown–is appropriate of almost any position that requires making decisions based on predictions. In national security matters, especially during war-time as in Afghanistan and Iraq, there will be good intelligence and bad intelligence, and Clausewitz’s concept of ‘fog of war‘ can confuse even the most prescient of individuals. Rumsfeld’s memoir presents a well-researched defense of his decisions in the midst of that fog.

/ December 16, 2011 10:15 am

Without a Hitch

Pundit Christopher Hitchens discusses the war on terrorism

/ December 14, 2011 1:30 pm

Governor Gary Johnson

The former New Mexico governor and 2012 GOP presidential candidate on foreign policy

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