Ideas

Who Is In Charge of US National Security?

The administration’s flip-flopping on North Korea is only the latest incident to raise this question.

Ideas

Seven Disturbing Implications of Trump's Syria Strike

The attack raises a series of questions about the president’s approach to America’s political processes and institutions.

Policy

What Happens Next Is Up to Republicans

It’s up to them whether a truly independent investigation occurs.

Policy

Michael Flynn's Disaster

Trump’s national security adviser’s potentially false statements about his pre-inauguration contacts with Russian officials are a major problem.

Ideas

Trump Will Inherit the Biggest NATO Buildup in Europe Since the Cold War

Clarity keeps peace; weakness invites conflict. PEOTUS's soft talk invites the Russians to misconstrue what’s happening.

Policy

Five Questions to Help You Understand That Russians Hacked the US Election

As the culpability of Putin’s government becomes more clear, a host of related issues remain unresolved.

Ideas

Bombing Syria Won’t Make Paris Safer

The enemy France and Europe are struggling against is far closer to home.

Ideas

Counterterrorism's False Trade-off Between Security and Freedom

Fighting terrorism across the globe involves a dangerous paradox: the better it works, the less we appreciate the need for it.

Policy

What the Next President Should Do With the Iran Deal

The next commander in chief will have fewer and worse options, yet still room to tweak and improve the deal.

Threats

Did the US and Iran Actually Agree on a Deal?

Merely days after a framework was announced, it's looking more like nothing has been settled between Tehran and the P5+1.

Ideas

Over There, and Overlooked

The centennial of the First World War is slipping past unnoticed in the United States, despite its persistent legacy.

Policy

Why Obama Won't Talk About Islamic Terrorism

The refusal to acknowledge the aims of Islamic terrorism is central to the Obama administration’s fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

Ideas

Could the Paris Attack Change Europe's Approach to Radical Islam?

Jihadists constitute a tiny minority within the European Muslim population, but their ideas are by no means marginal. By David Frum

Threats

The Allure of Radical Islam in Canada

Understanding the roots of the sudden spike of violence to hit America's northern neighbor. By David Frum

Policy

Rick Perry Sharpens His National Security Edge Over GOP Rivals

The Texas governor recently made significant progress establishing his credentials in a surprising area: foreign policy. By David Frum

Threats

How Iran Scammed America Out of a Nuclear Deal

A year ago, Iran was in crisis. Now it’s on the verge of a diplomatic triumph. By David Frum

Threats

Why Is the US Yielding to Iran Now?

The Obama administration does not need to make nuclear concessions to Tehran to gain its support against ISIL. By David Frum

Policy

Israel's Man at the United Nations

Can Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor change the UN from within? By David Frum

Policy

America's Stake in the Scottish Referendum

Why a vote for independence would harm U.S. interests. By David Frum

Threats

The Case Against Another War in Iraq

The president's developing campaign against the Islamic State is shaking out to be more emotionally reactive than purpose-driven. By David Frum

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