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Trump’s Entry Ban Is Unneeded and Wrong
Ivan Eland | February 8, 2017

Trump’s Inaugural Address Shows He Is Serious about Shaking Up Security Policy
Ivan Eland | February 6, 2017

NATO Is Obsolete
Trump’s Criticisms of NATO and U.S. Defense Are Both Valid and Needed

Ivan Eland | January 26, 2017

The Intelligence Community Does Need a Shake-Up
Ivan Eland | January 18, 2017

National Debt Is Our Biggest Security Threat
Ivan Eland | January 16, 2017

The Threat from China’s Lone Aircraft Carrier Has Been Overstated
Ivan Eland | January 3, 2017

Stop the Petty Jousting with China at Sea in East Asia
Ivan Eland | December 20, 2016

A Model for Making Tax Cuts Work
Ivan Eland | December 8, 2016

Presidential War Is Unconstitutional
Ivan Eland | December 1, 2016

Electoral College Is a Modern-Day Travesty for the World’s Greatest Democracy
Ivan Eland | November 22, 2016

Is Trump Already Headed Down the Path of the George W. Bush Presidency?
Ivan Eland | November 9, 2016

Russia Is Not as Much of a Threat as Depicted in the Media, but Does Need a Slap in the Face
Ivan Eland | November 2, 2016

Dealing with ISIS if Mosul Falls
Ivan Eland | October 30, 2016

Both Candidates Wrong on Syria
Ivan Eland | October 18, 2016

First Debate Showed that Both Major Candidates Are Severely Wanting in Foreign Policy
Ivan Eland | October 3, 2016

Why President Obama Has Difficulty Garnering Respect Internationally
Ivan Eland | September 22, 2016

15 Years After: Are We Safer?
Ivan Eland | September 12, 2016

Will Hillary Enmesh Us Deeper in the Syrian Quagmire?
Ivan Eland | September 6, 2016

We Really Don’t Know if the Defense Department Is Providing Security
Ivan Eland | August 29, 2016

Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Shouldn’t Worry the United States
Ivan Eland | August 18, 2016

Actually, Trump Has a Point
Ivan Eland | August 5, 2016

Trump Needs to Flesh Out a Strategic Vision for U.S. Foreign Policy
Ivan Eland | August 2, 2016

Trading Places: Swapping the Roles of Police and Military Is Bad for the Republic
Ivan Eland | July 29, 2016

Should Police Use Bombs to Kill Criminals?
Ivan Eland | July 18, 2016

At Their Own Peril, Americans Are Fuzzy on History
Ivan Eland | July 5, 2016

How About an Amerexit from NATO and Other One-Sided Military Alliances?
Ivan Eland | June 27, 2016

Hillary’s Foreign Policy Is Scarier than Trump’s
Ivan Eland | June 21, 2016

The “Experts” Are Wrong in Advocating Escalation in Syria
Ivan Eland | June 20, 2016

Given Orlando, Has the U.S. Government Been Adequately Protecting the Public?
Ivan Eland | June 14, 2016

Muhammad Ali’s Real Legacy: True Patriotism
Ivan Eland | June 6, 2016

Memorial Day Should Make Us Rethink Platitudes about the U.S. Military
Ivan Eland | May 31, 2016

Trump’s Approach to North Korea Bucks Foreign Policy Elite
Ivan Eland | May 27, 2016

Trajectory of U.S. Policy in Vietnam Offers a Roadmap to a Possible Future in the Mideast
Ivan Eland | May 25, 2016

The U.S. Military Needs to Defend the Country, Not Undermine American Security
Ivan Eland | May 16, 2016

The World Through Trump’s Eyes
Ivan Eland | May 11, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is the Realism America Needs
Ivan Eland | May 2, 2016

The U.S. Should Quit Coddling Saudi Arabia
Ivan Eland | April 29, 2016

The United States Should Quit Coddling a Badly Behaving Saudi Arabia
Ivan Eland | April 27, 2016

Ted Cruz Is Shaky on Foreign Policy
Ivan Eland | April 20, 2016

U.S. Alliances: Trump Is Not So Stupid
Ivan Eland | April 13, 2016

More Western Military Meddling in Libya Is a Bad Idea
Ivan Eland | April 4, 2016

Are Western ‘Victories’ Against the Islamic State Really That Significant?
Ivan Eland | March 29, 2016

Obama’s Historic Visit to Cuba Is the Right Policy
Ivan Eland | March 22, 2016

Back to the Future: Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya
Ivan Eland | February 24, 2016

The United States Should Peacefully Let China Rise
Ivan Eland | February 17, 2016

Presidential Candidates: No Prior Foreign Policy Experience Preferred
Ivan Eland | February 8, 2016

In the 2016 Campaign, the U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment Is Not Doing Well Either
Ivan Eland | February 1, 2016

Donald Trump Is Not the Only One Demonizing China
Ivan Eland | January 26, 2016

U.S. Foreign Policy Needs Some Old-Fashioned Subtlety
Ivan Eland | January 21, 2016

Desert Storm Anniversary Reminds Us That Even Victorious Wars Are Problematic
Ivan Eland | January 11, 2016