Missile Defense: The Epitome of “America First”

In the wake of President Trump's trip to Asia—with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines—Americans should thank him for remaining true to his America First principles. He gave speech after speech in which he asserted, sometimes to skeptical audiences, that the age in which U.S. leaders would prize multilateral

By | 2017-11-21T16:59:10+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Turkey Is No Ally

Turkey has turned its back on the West. To be fair, we in the West didn’t do much to prevent it. When Turkey sought entry into the European Union, other members balked and resisted—though not without reason. Many Europeans were alarmed by the rise of Turkey’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP). The

By | 2017-11-20T09:06:23+00:00 November 19th, 2017|

Reflections on Terrorism: Iran and Bin Laden

So little practical consequence does the relationship between the Iranian government and al-Qaeda have that, had not the recently released “Bin Laden papers” revealed it, hardly anyone would notice it. Both sides are getting from it what reality allows. Part two of a special four-part series. Read part one, part three, and part

By | 2017-11-12T11:07:53+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Crossing the Trump Rubicon

We are in a veritable war of competing visions. The strife inside the two parties is irrelevant—when compared to the larger existential war for the soul of America. Like it or not, Donald Trump in fits and starts has chosen not to accommodate the progressive vision. But in most unlikely fashion he leads

By | 2017-11-07T07:30:24+00:00 November 6th, 2017|

Who Are the ‘Globalists’? Defining Globalism in an Age of Uproar

We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism. —Donald J Trump, April 27, 2016In 1950 the American dream lived in Detroit: it was a magnet for talent, for hardworking hands and dreaming minds. The city was rich—fabulously rich, boasting enough classical art to satisfy a Medici—and

By | 2017-11-07T11:44:10+00:00 November 5th, 2017|