Jared McKinney

Jared McKinney is a graduate student in Defense and Strategic Studies at Missouri State University (Fairfax, VA).

Restraint: The Prudent American Grand Strategy


Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand StrategyBy Barry R. Posen(Cornell University, 256 pages, $29.95) Since the end of the Cold War, a handful of America’s most prestigious scholars have called for a radical transformation of U.S. grand strategy from the status quo of liberal hegemony. (Liberal because of America’s democratic values and hegemonic because […]

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Syria’s Forgotten Refugees


As diplomats exchange barbs to little effect in Geneva — with America averring “Assad must go” and Syria contending that it is fighting terrorists — it is worthwhile to briefly reflect upon an ancient truth: to tear down and destroy is easy; to preserve, create, and build is another matter entirely. Though it may surprise […]

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Japan’s Anniversary Aggression


For the previous two decades, on the August 15 anniversary of its surrender in WWII, Japanese Prime Ministers have expressed sorrow — using phrases such as “profound remorse” and “sincere mourning” — for Japan’s aggression in the war. Not this anniversary. At the ceremony, which took place last week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his […]

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