Hawkish agitators are clamoring for the West to intervene in Syria's bloody civil war. That's a terrible, terrible idea
Daniel Larison has a Ph.D. in history and is a contributing editor at The American Conservative. He also writes on the blog Eunomia.
U.S. presidential candidates love to harp on the world's most populous nation. But once they're in office, they quickly start singing a different tune
As Western governments clamor for Bashar al-Assad's ouster, they roar toward a dangerous conflict with Syria's Russian and Iranian patrons
The EU approves a ban on Iranian oil imports, but what the West really needs is a complete reappraisal of its dealings with Tehran
Santorum is an unrepentant Bush-era interventionist. Paul is a fierce critic of U.S. interference abroad. And the GOP can't decide who's right
The GOP presidential frontrunner sees the world in stark, apocalyptic terms that would be sure to endanger America should Gingrich win the White House
Dissent over the debt crisis in Greece proves that Western governments can rarely have both fiscal austerity and democratic accountability
Much of the world hails Moammar Gadhafi's death as a triumph for the West. But the war that toppled him remains misguided and illegal
The GOP presidential frontrunner offers a major policy address full of straw men, rhetorical relics, and shameless dishonesty
A decade after the attacks, America's "war on terror" still drains resources, mars our national reputation, and undermines our alliances
The U.S. is finally telling Bashar al-Assad to leave power. But we're not the ones he'll listen to
A nuclear deal at the heart of America's friendship with India is being pilloried by critics in the world's largest democracy
Neocons and liberal interventionists accuse the more restrained among us of fostering America's decline. But nothing could be further from the truth
The U.S. should ignore calls from Congress and the media to take action against Bashar Al-Assad's bloody crackdown, because sadly, there's nothing we can do
Major players in the reliably pro-war Republican Party fiercely oppose America's floundering war against Moammar Gadhafi, signaling a big shift in conservative politics
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