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by | Jan 22, 2023

In an important article in the current Washington Quarterly, Evan Braden Montgomery and Toshi Yoshihara of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) explore the foreign policy implications of what they describe as China’s “significant quantitative and qualitative nuclear…

by | Jan 17, 2023

George F. Kennan was a diplomat, historian, geopolitician, strategist, writer, public intellectual, professor, farmer, and introspective diarist. He lived a very long life — he died at the age of 101 in 2005. His ideas helped shape the course of…

by | Jan 14, 2023

The great British historian and biographer Paul Johnson died recently at the age of 94. He authored/edited more than 40 books — from large and small biographies of Socrates, Jesus, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I and King Edward III, Napoleon, George…

by | Jan 6, 2023

The ghostly visage of James Jesus Angleton appeared on the front page of the Washington Times on Jan. 3, 2023, in a story by reporter Bill Gertz about newly released documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy…

by | Dec 6, 2022

The subtitle of John Delury’s Agents of Subversion suggests that the book has two main themes: the fate of CIA operative John Downey, who was captured and held captive for decades after his plane was shot down over Manchuria during…

by | Dec 3, 2022

Nick Lindquist, a conservative freelance writer, has a piece in Law & Liberty in which he essentially blames Richard Nixon for China’s rise. Provocatively titled “Nixon’s New Red Century,” the article claims that Nixon hoped to bring China “onto the…

by | Dec 1, 2022

In the aftermath of the Republican Party’s recent midterm elections debacle, right-liberal sharks are circling. These devoted acolytes of what a prominent 2019 First Things manifesto called the American Right’s “dead consensus” think they see blood in the water. Indeed,…

by | Nov 29, 2022

Two retired U.S. Army colonels and combat veterans, Daniel Davis and Douglas Macgregor, writing separately in 19FortyFive and the American Conservative, respectively, warn that Russia has deployed a half-million combat forces in southern Ukraine, Belarus, and western Russia, including 1,000…

by | Nov 1, 2022

In November 1982, Richard Pipes, on loan from Harvard University to President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff, was putting the finishing touches on what would become National Security Decision Directive 75 (NSDD-75), the strategic blueprint for winning the Cold…

by | Oct 7, 2022

As the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis approaches, we can expect the usual media plaudits for President John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert Kennedy, and the so-called members of ExComm — the executive committee of the National Security…

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