Russian Flagship Sunk by Ukraine

Another morale booster for the good guys.

Army Wants 10,000 Recruits in Three Days

The Army’s in a bind, because it’s way behind, and willing to make a deal.

Why Debating Defense Spending is So Hard

Nobody even agrees on what baselines to use.

Russia And Turkey Divide Up Northern Syria As U.S. Retreats

As American forces retreat, Russia and Turkey are dividing up northern Syria like,well,a turkey.

Iran Downs American Reconnaissance Drone As Tensions Continue To Increase

As if the situation in the Persian Gulf weren’t already tense enough, the Iranians shot down an American reconnaissance drone late yesterday

Andrew Marshall Dead at 97

The legendary figure was in charge of strategic forecasting at the Pentagon for decades.

Trump’s Trade War Making China Great Again

Donald Trump’s trade war is helping China expand its diplomatic influence.

Trump’s Military Parade Postponed As Cost Soars

Donald Trump’s vanity-seeking military parade has been postponed amid reports that the estimated cost has increased dramatically.

Trump Announces ‘Space Force.’ Now What?

Seemingly out of nowhere yesterday, the Commander-in-Chief ordered the Pentagon to create a fifth service.

Of Course Donald Trump Wants A Military Parade

Of course Donald Trump wants a military parade, it would be consistent with his delusions of grandeur.

Stanislav Petrov, Soviet Officer Who Helped Avert Nuclear War, Dies At 77

Early on the morning of Sept. 26, 1983, Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov helped to prevent the outbreak of nuclear war.

Senate Rejects Amendment To Repeal AUMFs Authorizing The Bush-Obama-Trump Forever Wars

Once again, Congress is abdicating its Constitutional responsibilities.

South Koreans Not So Concerned About War From The North

The people who would most immediately be impacted by a war on the Korean peninsula don’t seem quite so concerned. Perhaps we should take a cue from them.

North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Test

Another escalation on the Korean peninsula.

North Korea Launches Another Missile Test

Another provocative move by North Korea.

South Korea Elects New President Who Favors Dialogue With North Korea

South Korea has elected a new President who breaks with his impeached predecessor in favoring dialogue with the North.

South Korean President Removed From Office After Impeachment

South Korea removes a corrupt leader by peaceful means.

What To Do About North Korea?

North Korea continues to advance its nuclear program but it’s unclear what anyone can do about it.

Kim Jong Un Orders North Korean Nukes Placed On ‘Standby’

More saber rattling from Pyongyang.

Marco Rubio Becomes The Main Target At Eighth Republican Debate

Marco Rubio was the man in the cross hairs in last night’s Republican debate.

China Warns U.S. About North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

Chinese analysts are telling their American counterparts that North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is far more sophisticated than previously believed.

Obama’s Missed Opportunity

My latest for The National Interest, “Obama’s Paris Blunder: Part of a Much Bigger Problem,” has posted.

Gaza Truce Ends As Hamas Refuses To Extend Humanitarian Ceasefire

Well, it was nice while it lasted.

Israel Begins Ground Operations In Gaza

The next phase of Israel’s attack on Hamas has begun.

Hillary Clinton Wasn’t a Horrible Secretary of State

Yet another autiobiography invites public discussion about her accomplishments.

Israel Seems Headed Toward An Invasion Of Gaza

The conflict between Israel and Hamas appears to be heading in one unfortunate direction.

Previewing Tonight’s Foreign Policy Debate

The candidate’s meet for one last time tonight to talk about some of the most important issues in the world.

An Attack On Iran Would Be A Major, Mistaken, War

An attack on Iran’s nuclear program would be far more complicated than a one-off attack.

Wars, And Rumors Of Wars: Is An Israeli Strike On Iran More Likely Than Ever?

A new IAEA report may make an Israeli strike on Iran in the near future more likely than it has ever been.

Iran in the News

Some troubling, sad, and downright puzzling stories

Romney Continues To Attack Russia

Mitt Romney’s confrontational approach to Russia makes no sense.

Avoiding NATO Summit Disaster

My first piece for the Christian Science Monitor, co-authored with my Atlantic Council collegue Barry Pavel, has been posted.

Romney Campaign Warns Of Soviet Threat To Czechoslovakia

Does the Romney campaign know the USSR doesn’t exist anymore? Of course they do, but the language they use still means something.

Russia Our “Number One Foe”?

Mitt Romney called Russia our “number one geopolitical foe.” Is he right?

Obama’s Foreign Policy Etch-a-Sketch

For a change, President Obama and not one the Republican contenders to replace him has gotten into trouble for accidentally speaking the truth.

The GOP’s Ridiculous Appeasement Argument

To Republicans, even thinking about engaging in diplomacy is enough to accuse the President of appeasement.

A Reminder of Turkey’s Disposition

Just a reminder: Turkey is a NATO ally.

Russia on Combat Alert over NATO Missile Defense

We’re hearing the howls of a wounded bear.

A Salient Fact About US-Israeli Relations (Several Billion, in Fact)

The US-Israeli relationship is not one of equals.

James Franco Does It All

James Franco is a film director, screenwriter, painter, author, performance artist and actor. And working on a PhD at Yale.

Wikileaks Releases Diplomatic Cables, Revealing International Secrets

A new round of Wikileaks documents is out, and it opens the door on diplomatic correspondence previously hidden from the public.

NATO-Russia Missile Defense Cooperation

NATO-Russia cooperation on missile defense is a welcome step forward.