Commentary

December 28, 2016
Commentary

Is Russia Really ‘Winning’?

Policymakers must be realistic, both about Russia’s capabilities, and about what Russia’s “victories” in 2016 actually mean over the long‐​term.

National Interest (Online)
October 17, 2016
Commentary

How U.S.-Saudi Relations Got So Twisted

It was probably unreasonable to think that a hereditary monarchy founded on a very conservative interpretation of Islam would regularly make common cause with a constitutional republic committed to secularism and individual liberty.
National Interest (Online)
September 13, 2016
Commentary

Ground Troops Not Required

The U.S. military has a role to play here, but killing terrorists doesn’t require placing tens of thousands of U.S. troops into the middle of the Middle East’s ongoing civil wars.
USA Today
September 9, 2016
Commentary

Do Less in the War on Terror

Compounding this strategic failure was the fact that America’s aggressive military intervention and nation building efforts made things worse in the Middle East.
U.S. News & World Report (Online)