America First

Afghanistan’s Decent Interval

As usual in the far-flung reaches of the world, we tried to bring to Afghanistan hope, progress, and democracy in a typically idealistic, but not realistic, American “nation-building” fashion.

Amid Facile Reports of Chaos, Prudent U.S. Strategy Emerges

The Trump Administration has followed the Churchill-Roosevelt advice of the 1930s and moved to challenge Chinese trade aggression, industrial espionage, and monetary manipulation in good time rather than appeasing it until it is too late to avoid a serious and possibly dangerous rivalry. And that's just for a start.

The Tyranny of Myopia

If we don’t have structural integrity, if we don’t have social cohesion, if we are not a unified whole as a country, we will be incapable of executing long-term plans into the future. This is the most devastating consequence of our widespread institutional collapse.