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President Trump has called for a substantial increase in defense spending—nearly 10 percent or $54 billion. That’s serious money, and it’s seriously needed to rebuild...
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It’s become the backbone of not only of the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s economic development philosophy in the Middle East...

Using military assets to rescue the school girls kidnapped in Nigeria has become the crie du jour among the broader policy community. Admittedly, I am...

I was struck by two recent, seemingly unrelated news articles that have unexpected relevance to the struggle against violent jihadism. The first of these concerns revelations from...

Last month, I wrote about how much money the United States has wasted in Iraq and Afghanistan—not in terms of the military mission, which I...

Critics of U.S. involvement in both Iraq and Afghanistan often make two mutually exclusive points. The first is that the wars have been tremendously costly,...

The departure of Salam Fayyad from the Palestinian government presents an easy trap for outside observers to fall into: because nothing much will change once...

The Bush administration’s decision to oust Saddam Hussein involved not one choice, but rather four: First, the decision to use military force against Iraq Second, the decision...

It has been almost ten months since the last U.S. troops departed Iraq. Many Iraqis—including many in the Iraqi government—had hoped American forces would stay...

Now that Moscow has expelled USAID from Russia and announced it will not renew one of the pillars of U.S.-Russia post-Soviet cooperation--the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat...

Max Boot last month argued that the State Department and USAID should largely be spared budget cuts. That may be true of the State Department,...

The State Department laid out an ambitious budget for the forthcoming year and, on Wednesday, Rep. Steve Chabot, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee...