Immense Fear over a Limited Threat to Americans

The New York Times (Online). December 15, 2015.

Terrorism in the American Psyche

Foreign Affairs. December 10, 2015.

To Fight ISIS, Leave Assad in Power November 17, 2015.

The Dangers of Alarmism September 2, 2015.

Why the ISIS Threat Is Totally Overblown

The Week. July 23, 2015.

The Foreign Policy Essay: Can Terrorists be Scared Straight?

The Lawfare Institute. April 9, 2015.

What Terrorists Are Really Angry About February 26, 2015.

Terrorism Poses No Existential Threat to America. We Must Stop Pretending Otherwise

The Guardian. February 24, 2015.

America’s Terrorism Fear Factory Rolls On

National Interest (Online). January 17, 2015.

How French Intelligence Missed the Charlie Hebdo Terrorists

TIME. January 14, 2015.

The Islamic State Will Probably be Defeated, but It’s Not Thanks to President Obama

Washington Post (Online). September 16, 2014.

Are We Overspending on Stopping Terrorism? September 10, 2014.

Iraq Syndrome Redux

Foreign Affairs. June 18, 2014.

What Americans Get That the Foreign Policy Elite Doesn’t

Huffington Post. May 30, 2014.

Has the Threat from Terrorism Been Exaggerated?

Commentator. January 8, 2014.

Targeting Needles, or Adding More Hay?

The Indian Express. November 13, 2013.

Syria: It Wasn’t Isolationism

National Interest (Online). October 14, 2013.

America Is Spending Too Much on Defense

Slate. October 3, 2013.

Are Terror Warnings Pointless?

Slate. August 7, 2013.

Three Questions about NSA Surveillance

Chronicle of Higher Education. June 13, 2013.

Obama’s Boundless War

National Interest (Online). May 29, 2013.

Finally Talking Terror Sensibly

National Interest (Online). May 24, 2013.

Erase the Red Line

Foreign Affairs. April 30, 2013.

Hapless, Disorganized, and Irrational

Slate. April 22, 2013.

History and Nuclear Rationality

National Interest (Online). November 19, 2012.