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Stefan Halper
by | Oct 2, 2009

In September 1972 President Richard Nixon played the China card. It was a brilliant gambit; in one stroke he opened U.S. relations with Communist China and chilled Beijing’s relations with Moscow. The succeeding four decades saw the Soviet system collapse…

by | Mar 4, 2009

Afghanistan is a land mine. If not handled properly, it will blow a hole in the Obama presidency before the midterm elections. Peering down the barrel of the Afghan war, Yogi Berra would have said, “Don’t make the wrong mistake.”…

by | Jun 17, 2004

In his response to our article “Neoconservatism Is Not Reaganism” (posted Tuesday under the headline, “Would Ronald Reagan Have Attacked Iraq?”), Peter Wallison evinces a keen eye for the humorous. We had supposed that the spectrum of arguments for attacking…

by | Jun 15, 2004

Following September 11, 2001, the U.S. has undertaken a remarkably ambitious foreign policy — one radically different from the philosophy on which President Bush campaigned and a notable departure from the classic principles of conservative realism in which ends are…

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