December 22, 2011United States
Last week the United States formally ended the war in Iraq. The war began with great patriotic fervor. It ended with two in three Americans saying that it had not been “worth the loss of American liv…
November 26, 2019Election 2020
Each week between now and the Iowa caucuses, I’m talking with two experts with differing views on how the United States should handle a foreign policy challenge it faces. These special episodes are p…
August 20, 2019Energy and Climate Policy
This guest post is co-authored by Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas a…
August 12, 2019Election 2020
Height is an advantage in presidential politics. Throughout American history, the taller of the two major party candidates has won the popular vote two-thirds of the time. That’s good news for Bill d…
August 7, 2019Climate Change
Pacific island nations under threat from rising sea levels can translate geopolitical competition in the region into climate action.
June 18, 2019Iran
The narrow and congested Mideast waterway has become a site of escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. Conflict in the wake of tanker attacks there could jolt global oil supplies.
June 3, 2019Mexico
Mexico can’t end the migrant flow by itself. But it can—and likely will—raise tariffs that target swing states.