Analysis + Opinion | 2022

The US flag against a stormy skycape

Analysis + Opinion

January 13, 2022

We need to think the unthinkable about our country

Jonathan Stevenson and Steven SimonNew York Times

Scholars of American politics need to pick up the torch from experts on the democratic decline in Europe, who first raised the alarm about growing dangers to American politics. The very process of intellectual interaction and collaboration among influential analysts of different political stripes could reconcile many of them to the undesirability of political upheaval, and thus decrease its likelihood. 

US troops in Afghanistan

Analysis + Opinion

January 2, 2022

Letting go of Afghanistan: Presidents Biden and Trump were right

Barry PosenThe National Interest

The carnival of recrimination that erupted since the collapse of the Afghan government serves mainly to cover the tracks of years of US mistakes and set the stage for future misguided interventions.