Recent Op-Eds

A Trenchant Yet Flawed Analysis of American Foreign Policy

By Ted Galen Carpenter. Library of Law. September 12, 2014.

A nation that burdens itself with nearly 43 percent of all global military spending, that is experiencing a chronic fiscal bleed of more than half a trillion dollars a year, and that finds itself mired in numerous murky quarrels around the world, badly needs to reassess its foreign policy.

Obama’s Plan Has Nothing New or Strategic

By Benjamin H. Friedman. US News and World Report Online. September 11, 2014.

Our leaders’ unwillingness to make hard choices and take bigger risks indicates that their rhetoric about the threat outstrips the reality.

A New War Can’t Fix What Ails Iraq

By Justin Logan. USA Today (Online). September 11, 2014.

The administration’s strategy can’t work unless politics in Iraq and Syria change.