Leon Hadar

Did the realists underestimate Putin?

17 March 2022 2:50 am

Liberal internationalists, neoconservatives and NeverTrumpers are having the time of their lives these days, ridiculing anyone on the political right…

Biden’s confusion over sanctions

28 February 2022 2:18 pm

Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine requires a swift and effective Western response. But according to neoconservative and liberal internationalist pundits…

As with Iraq, so with Russia

16 February 2022 7:32 am

Against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, we have been bombarded with many historical analogies. Leading the list are the…

America’s control over the international system is slipping

1 February 2022 3:20 am

The US-led expansion of NATO in the direction of the Russian border took place when America was at the peak…

Ticking off the French was strategic genius

20 September 2021 1:35 pm

In December 2020, in the aftermath of the presidential election, Jake Sullivan, President-elect Joe Biden’s national security advisor, urged European…

Why can’t we fire the Blob?

4 September 2021 2:01 pm

Let’s say that two decades ago you were wondering where to invest your savings for retirement and the money that…

jared kushner

Award the Nobel Peace Prize to Jared Kushner. Seriously!

3 September 2020 3:30 am

In these pages last year, I suggested that while the President’s son-in-law may not be a great geo-strategic mind, we…


Why Trumpism won’t outlive Trump

27 July 2020 11:52 pm

Trumpism is, according to its adherents, meant to replace Reaganism, the political doctrine that has dominated the Republican party and…

iowa voting

The Democrats are damned if they nominate Sanders. And damned if they don’t

15 February 2020 3:17 pm

It might be a stretch to compare the ugly-but-not-violent warfare of American politics in 2020 with the explosive politics of…


Why the Democrats have gone off Israel

8 March 2019 11:57 pm

Not so long ago in America, immediately after a Democratic politician announced a run for president, he or she would…