The National Interest

Between January 2014 and April 2016, I was a regular contributor to the online edition of the National Interest. Here is a full list of all my articles for the magazine.

All Brexit is Local, 26 April 2016 [appeared in the May-June 2016 print edition as “Bracing for Brexit”]
Why Brexit Matters for America, 24 February 2016
President Obama’s Partisan Foreign Policy, 26 January 2016
Obama, LBJ and the Primacy of Domestic Politics, 11 January 2016
How to Live in a Multipolar World, 3 January 2016
Tolerating the Intolerant: Why America Must Come to Terms With Itself Over Syrian Refugees, 2 December 2015
Losing the International Order: Westphalia, Liberalism and Current World Crises, 10 November 2015
Is the UK Getting Dangerously Friendly with China?, 26 October 2015
Bottom Line: America Needs a Smarter Russia Strategy, 30 September 2015
The Trillion-Dollar Question: Who Will Control the South China Sea?, 29 September 2015
Jeremy Corbyn: Who He Is and What He Means for America, 27 September 2015
The GOP Fights Back, 17 September 2015
Obama’s ISIL Strategy: Success or a Giant Failure?, 14 September 2015
Is Isolationism Making a Comeback?, 2 September 2015
Question: Would a Republican President Really Undo the Iran Deal?, 18 August 2015
This Is How Russia and China Could Make Big Trouble for America, 5 August 2015
Greek Crisis: Syriza’s Failure Is Europe’s Failure, Too, 15 July 2015
America’s Shrinking Military: The End of U.S. Primacy?, 14 July 2015
Going for Broke: Understanding Greece’s Referendum Gamble, 29 June 2015
America’s Worst Nightmare: Assad Is Too Big to Fail, 17 June 2015
The Method to Rand Paul’s Madness, 16 June 2015
Are America and China Spiraling toward War or Peace?, 27 May 2015
How David Cameron Could Save His Legacy, 19 May 2015
UK Election 2015: Thatcher’s Britain Lives On, 8 May 2015
Weaponized: The “China Card” Makes Its Return to U.S. Politics, 1 May 2015
Keys to the Kingdom: Who Will Govern the UK?, 30 April 2015
Greece: Debt, Defiance and Thucydides, 27 April 2015 [republished on Euro Daily, 28 April 2015]
Congress Not Required: Here’s How to Make an Iran Deal Stick, 2 April 2015
U.S. Naval Base Is Under Threat…And It’s Britain’s Fault, 24 March 2015
Can Greece Escape Germany’s Golden Straitjacket?, 20 March 2015
Putin’s Gambit, 2 March 2015
The GOP Must Be the Big-Tent Party, 19 February 2015
Anarchy in the UK: England’s Increasingly Messy Politics, 9 February 2015
Will Gitmo Throw a Wrench in the U.S.-Cuba Rapprochement?, 3 February 2015
Winston Churchill: Simply Imperfect, 2 February 2015
Explained: The Real Point of the State of the Union, 21 January 2015
The Complex Calculus of Military-Base Closures, 17 January 2015
The Magna Carta, Waterloo and More: Five Anniversaries to Remember in 2015, 6 January 2015
North Korea: The Axis of Evil’s Last Man Standing, 5 January 2015
Obama’s Cuba Calculus, 18 December 2014
Diego Garcia: A Potential Casualty of the CIA Torture Report?, 17 December 2014
Back in Bahrain? Britain Never Left Persian Gulf, 16 December 2014
The West’s Containment Folly, 8 December 2014
The Deeper Meaning behind Chuck Hagel’s Departure, 26 November 2014
Green Politics: Could This Be the Secret to Saving Obama’s Legacy?, 14 November 2014
The Midterm Results: “The political momentum in Washington clearly is with a resurgent Republican Party,” 5 November 2014
Destined to Disappoint: What Barack Obama Should Have Learnt From Tony Blair, 3 November 2014
Great Britain’s Time of Troubles: Why it Matters, 24 October 2014
After Kim: Why the Mystery Surrounding North Korea is a Very Bad Thing, 6 October 2014
Beware the Hong Kong Democratic Time Bomb, 29 September 2014
Is the “Liberal International Order” Dying?, 25 September 2014
Scotland Votes “No”: What’s Next for the United Kingdom?, 19 September 2014
Obama Grasps for his Foreign Policy Strong Suit: It’s the Terrorists, Stupid!, 11 September 2014
Ukraine’s Dilemma: Who’d Want to be a Buffer State?, 5 September 2014
When Should Governments Intervene to Prevent Human Suffering in Other Countries?, 3 September 2014
Will Obama Dump the “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” Doctrine?, 25 August 2014
Obama and the Ghost of Lyndon Johnson, 14 August 2014
Why Japan Will Never Be a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council, 4 August 2014
Don’t Underestimate Putin’s Ambitions in Ukraine—Instead, Shape Them, 28 July 2014
Westphalia with Chinese Characteristics, 24 July 2014
Putin, MH17, and the Risk of Anomie, 21 July 2014
A BRICS-Centered World Order?, 17 July 2014
Selling a Slender Foreign Policy, 9 July 2014
Civil Rights, Fifty Years On: Partisan Realignment and U.S. Foreign Policy, 2 July 2014
Bipartisanship and U.S. Foreign Policy, 27 June 2014
Beyond the Environment: Obama’s Big Pacific Ocean Move, 18 June 2014
The Siren Song of Missile Diplomacy, 17 June 2014
The Real Lesson of D-Day, 9 June 2014
No Clear-Cut Obama Doctrine: Instead, a Roadmap, 2 June 2014
Is the European Union Dying? Or Is Reform on the Horizon?, 29 May 2014
Japan’s Embrace of Collective Self-Defense: A Worrisome Turn from the Past?, 27 May 2014
Modi’s Big Win: A Chance for Stronger Ties with America?, 27 May 2014
Would Great Britain Leave the EU?, 20 May 2014
Back to Balancing? Ukraine, the Status Quo, and American Grand Strategy in 2014, 19 May 2014
How Will We Know When China is Number One?, 29 April 2014 [republished on 16 May 2015]
Why the Garrison State Is Here to Stay, 12 March 2014
Munich’s Lessons for the Ukraine Crisis, 5 March 2014
The American People Aren’t Ready for China, 23 January 2014 [republished by the National Interest on 8 February 2015; and Sino-US.com, 9 February 2015]

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