Features

features

Whats Haunting Anglo-Iranian Relations

With specialist restorers needing to be flown in from the UK to restore the building to its past glory, on ...
features

Why NATO Intervened in Libya, but Not Syria

The war in Syria continues to grind along with Bashar al Assad still in power in Damascus. The security focus ...
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Why Britain hasnt Followed the US into Syria

It seems like a generation ago now, but it was only in late August 2013 that Britain’s House of Commons ...
features

Figure Out the Air Force: Airpower, Nuclear Weapons and Next ...

General Welsh, speaking to Defense News soon after taking the helm of the United States Air Force as its Chief ...
features

Heres How We Should Think about Intervention

When should the United States intervene? Intervention can be advocated, approved and implemented for a variety of reasons: to repel an ...
features

Vladislav Surkov: The (Gray) Cardinal of the Kremlin

In the parlance of our times, Vladislav Surkov is Russia’s very real answer to Frank Underwood – a behind the ...
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Opinion

Interviews

interviews

Emma Sky on How to Fix Iraq and Defeat ISIS

You write that the rise of ISIS in Iraq was not inevitable but a function of failed policies on the ...
interviews

Should Women Fight Alongside U.S. Special Forces?

Your book details the death of the first woman to die in an all-women unit called the Cultural Support Team ...
interviews

Thanassis Cambanis on Egypts Unfinished Revolution

In your new book, Once Upon a Revolution, you tell a well-known story from a previously unexplored perspective—that of the revolutionaries themselves, ...
interviews

Are We at our Norman Angell Moment with China?

Christopher Cokers new book, The Improbable War: China, The United States and Logic of Great Power Conflict, opens with a discussion of ...
interviews

A Conversation with Christian Appy on the Fragility of American ...

Your book, American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity (Viking), discusses this syndrome of “No More Vietnams,” which ...
interviews

Nicolaus Mills on Army-Navy Football, Vietnam, and Brotherhood in War

When West Point won the Army-Navy Game of 1964, it fulfilled the dreams of teammates who had suffered defeats at ...

Essays

essays

The Hot War in Cold War Southeast Asia

The popular understanding of wars past is an important determining factor how wars in the future will be received or ...

Latest Articles

opinion

War Is Extinct, and We Miss It! Part 2: Why ...

Big war is winnable, but we do not know if or when we have won a small war. ...
opinion

War Is Extinct, and We Miss It! Part 1: What ...

America’s most successful wars were fought to enforce diplomacy with foreign governments that had a central decision-making entity. ...
opinion

Why Are God, Jehovah and Allah Taking All the Blame?

In a recent article for Cicero, Forest Grace claimed that monotheistic Western religions (which he defined as Islam, Judaism and Christianity) ...
opinion

Women in Combat: Why Now, Whats Next

The Secretary of Defense has spoken. More than two centuries of male-only combat arms in the United States ...
reviews

The War Aquatic with Nancy Sherman

In her 2010 book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers, Dr. Nancy Sherman, ...
opinion

Why Are the Religions of the West so Violent?

As religious conflicts continue to escalate in the world, one cannot help but concede that mankind really has ...
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