Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

Let’s Drop The “Proto” Already

American fascism is on parade, right now.

Why the UK Government Hasn’t Done More to Punish Russia

Theresa May’s government has not hit Russian oligarchs nearly as hard as they deserve because the UK benefits from turning a blind eye.

Trump’s Muslim Speech Was A Change In Tone, But It’s Unlikely To Accomplish Anything

President Trump’s speech on Islam was a change of tone. However, as critics noted, it was short on substance and is unlikely to accomplish anything.

Whoever Wins, America Loses

In both Egypt and Syria, it’s damned if we do and damned if we don’t.

Class War Within a Class War

It’s the 5% versus the 1% moreso than the 99% against the 1%.

NATO’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

A version of a piece I wrote Wednesday, titled “NATO’s Death Greatly Exaggerated,” has finally been published at Foreign Policy under the title “Back in the Saddle: How Libya Helped NATO Get Its Groove Back.”

Where Are the Moderates?

Political pundits love centrism and moderate candidates. But political movements are built on desire for broad change.

Good Point

The Torture Myth

U.N. to the Rescue?

Getting the Words Right

COALITIONS OF THE WILLING