Outside Publications


Outside Publications

The Great Reversal: Obama’s Military Buildup


The Hon. Dov S. Zakheim

When Jimmy Carter came into office, he was determined to reverse the growth in defense spending that had been bequeathed to his administration by ...

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Trump’s Unspeakable Strategy to Erase His Past


Dominic Tierney

Last summer, Donald Trump described Mexican immigrants as “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” In December, he called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering ...

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Time to Intensify Turkish-Moroccan Partnership


Ahmed Charai

Moroccans view with great enthusiasm the imminent, historic visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Rabat. Our countries, which are bound by a common ...

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Storm Surge? The Tides of War Roll Back In


Frank G. Hoffman

The tides of war are not receding. The Harvard psychiatrist Steven Pinker, in hisbestselling book The Better Angels of our Nature offers a detailed explanation of ...

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Between Alliance and Rivalry


Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

The ill-advised declaration on February 6 by Infrastructure and Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz that Egypt had flooded some of Hamas’s Gazan smuggling tunnels at Israel’s request ...

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Predators on the Frontier


Jakub Grygiel

Revisionist powers are on the move. ‎From eastern Ukraine and the Persian Gulf to the South China Sea, large rivals of the United States ...

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Lincoln, the Presidency, and Prudence: Restoring the Union and Ending Slavery


Mackubin Thomas Owens

This address by Dr. Mackubin Owens was given at The Institute of World Politics on February 11, 2016. A video of this lecture may be ...

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Love Is a Battlefield


Dominic Tierney

“Two things greater than all things are,” wrote Rudyard Kipling: “The first is Love and the second War.” Romance and conflict have always been intimately bound ...

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A Rare Shot at Peace Amid War and Migration


Ahmed Charai

One of the world’s longest running conflicts–the three-way struggle between Morocco, the separatist Polisario Front and its protector, Algeria–is finally posed to come to ...

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Mockery and Malarkey in the IC


Joshua Foust

In a blockbuster investigative report dated January 25, Adam Goldman of the Washington Post has revealed just how General David Petraeus managed to avoid a prison sentence for ...

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