The continued stalemate in Ukraine shows that Russian commanders face a task even more daunting than that of their U.S. counterparts.
The atrophy of nuclear strategy is a vestige of the “era of strategic happy talk” associated with the “end of history” narrative.
The Russians may have learned again what history teaches: that those who plan to win a short war often end up losing a long one.
A “new” conservative foreign policy consensus must be the “old” prudential melding of power and security on the one hand with prosperity and the preservation of American principles on the other.
Markets and free trade often fail to account for changing geopolitical circumstances.
We will either reclaim the mantle of republican self-government or bid a sad farewell to the American commonwealth.
A long-term grand strategy designed to reduce security risks to the United States while vindicating republicanism as the form of government most likely to result in human progress and liberty.
The U.S. military is at a crossroads. Its leadership must validate the trust and respect that has been afforded to it by the public, or risk watching that respect evaporate.
In both the short and long term, a foreign policy of prudent American realism is the best hope for assuring the freedom, security, and prosperity of the United States.
Does it matter if China supplants the United States? Only if we desire a more or less liberal international order.
Confronting China’s industrial ambitions will require a coherent plan placing the reinvigoration of U.S. mining and material supply chains at the top of the agenda.
The apple of gold must be restored to its proper place, relative to the picture of silver. Without this restoration, our crisis of constitutionalism and all its attendant woes will continue.
Defeat in war creates serious consequences for the defeated and its allies. The danger for America is that the blow to its credibility as an ally is likely to make the world a more dangerous place.
Support for certain essential industries is an overdue recognition of the limited ability of the market to address America’s strategic vulnerabilities.
Without the participation of African Americans, the war to save the Union “as it was” could not have been transformed into a war to save the Union “as it should be.”
Critical Race Theory rejects the principles that underpinned all advances in the rights of Black Americans, from the Civil War constitutional amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Juneteenth isn’t supposed to be an alternative independence day for African Americans. Let’s celebrate it for what it is: a joyful date commemorating an event in the spirit of the biblical jubilee.
The soldiers who have died in America’s wars joined the service for many reasons. But all were motivated at least to a certain degree by a sense of duty and honor arising from patriotism.
People who compare Georgia’s efforts to ensure the integrity of the electoral process to Jim Crow—an evil, unconstitutional, and inhumane monstrosity—are engaged in slander, pure and simple.
The next emergency—and it will come—will provide justification for stripping American citizens of even more of their rights and liberties.