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Grand Strategy

America's Biggest Enemy Is Neither China nor Russia -- It's Us

William H. Overholt | Posted 09.24.2016 | World
William H. Overholt

The gravest threat to American global leadership is neither Russia nor China but continued interest group-driven congressional abandonment of the kind of balanced strategy that won the Cold War.

Independent Superpower

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 08.27.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

The U.S. has tried to act as the world's policeman while ignoring the mounting costs, our increasing divergence from allies, the growing ability of regional powers to resist our influence, and the increasing decay of our political institutions at home.

Fewer Swords, More Plowshares: A Marine Rethinks Defense

William S. Becker | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

I asked Col. Mykleby about issues facing President Obama in his second term. The resulting interview is long but well worth reading. It offers a fresh approach to national security from someone who has served at the highest levels of the U.S. military. I'll post it in two parts.

What the Yale President's Resignation Means for Higher Education

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.01.2012 | Education
Jim Sleeper

While Levin and his trustees have been deft managers of their storm-tossed craft, they've been poor visionaries and navigators for liberal education, whose course will require different risks and courage.

Rebuilding America's Stock of Power

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Getting things right with the BRICS plus Turkey is vital to all national security challenges in the future -- and managing the reality that China matters more than all the rest is the vital challenge that matters.