National Interest

Regime Collapse in North Korea Would Be Catastrophic, 22 June 2021 (with Meriel Hahn)
The ‘Trump Card’ Is Still Worth Something in Afghanistan, 12 April 2021
Is Boris Johnson Really Ready to Take in Millions of People from Hong Kong?, 5 June 2020
Do Americans Even Care About North Korea?, 15 May 2020
What Would Donald Trump Do If Kim Jong-un Died?, 27 April 2020
Boris Johnson Is Dangerously Ill: What Happens Next?, 8 April 2020
Pandemic Diplomacy: Is Trump’s Offer of Aid to North Korea the Right Call?, 25 March 2020
Trump Could Become the Next Lyndon Johnson Thanks to the Coronavirus, 15 March 2020 [republished on 4 April 2020]
Backwards Britain: Why It’s Time to Abolish the Monarchy, 12 March 2020
Donald Trump’s New Coronavirus Strategy: Blame China?, 9 March 2020
America Alone: Why the Trump Administration Will Pay for Alienating Its Strategic Partners, 28 February 2020
Brexit Will Be Britain’s Never-Ending Story, 26 January 2020
Trump’s War of Choice with Iran, 13 January 2020
Why Donald Trump’s North Korea Policy Will Fail, 4 January 2020
Get Brexit Done? Be Careful What You Wish For, 16 December 2019
Trump and the Discrediting of American Conservatism, 15 December 2019
Why Donald Trump Can’t Pull U.S. Forces Out of Afghanistan
, 4 December 2019
UK Election: Why Jeremy Corbyn Is Surging Against Boris Johnson, 29 November 2019
Why Trump’s Drone War Shows He Wants American Global Supremacy, 28 November 2019
Trump’s Foreign Policy ‘Restraint’ In Syria Could Be a Train Wreck, 9 October 2019
The Only Way the Democrats’ Impeachment Gambit Can Hurt Donald Trump, 26 September 2019
Boris Johnson is Weak—But for How Long?, 25 September 2019
A Recession Won’t Stop America’s Reckless Military Spending, 23 September 2019
Tiananmen Option: Would China Use Military Force in Hong Kong?, 19 August 2019
Is Tulsi Gabbard Right About Syria? She’s Not Wrong, 14 August 2019
How to Start a War with Iran 101, 22 July 2019
A Not-So-Special Relationship: Why Britain is Becoming Divided Over the Atlantic Alliance, 17 July 2019
The Danger of Leaving Women Out of the National Security Conversation, 11 July 2019
100 Years After Versailles: America’s Century of Internationalism, 3 July 2019
Where is Trump the Realist?, 17 June 2019
Trump Should Make a Deal with China Before It’s Too Late, 13 June 2019
Conflict with China Is Not About a Clash of Civilizations, 3 June 2019
When Will the Unipolar World End?, 27 May 2019
Twenty-Five Years After the Rwandan Genocide, 30 April 2019
The Democratic Divide on Trump’s Nuclear Weapons Plan, 10 April 2019
North Korea Is Playing the Long Game – And Winning, 9 April 2019
Inside the Chaos Surrounding Britain’s Brexit Boondoggle, 4 April 2019
Ships Passing in the Night: The New Disconnect Between Elites and Voters on trade, 31 March 2019 (with Ben Smith)
Evasive Action: Why America Needs to Avoid a Cold War with China, 21 March 2019
The Hanoi Summit – We Asked Peter Harris What Happens Next in U.S.-North Korea Relations, 12 March 2019
Is Donald Trump Vulnerable to a Primary Challenge?, 21 February 2019
The True Danger of a Presidential Power Grab, 19 February 2019
The Democrats Are Divided on Foreign Policy: Why Isn’t Trump Exploiting That Fact?, 27 January 2019
Mayday: The Prime Minister’s Brexit Plan Has Crashed, 16 January 2019
Trump Needs To Make Up His Mind on China, 26 December 2018 (with Ben Smith)
Why Japan Turned Against the Paris Peace Treaty, and Why It Matters, 25 December 2018
Britain Can Stop Brexit—But Do Its Leaders Want To?, 11 December 2018
May’s Brexit Nightmare, 16 November 2018
Why Trump Will Double Down on Foreign Policy in 2019, 15 November 2018
The 2018 Midterms: A Chance to Restore America’s Global Reputation?, 30 October 2018
There Will Be No Second Brexit Referendum, 18 October 2018
Why Containing China Is Easier Said Than Done, 14 October 2018
The International System Was Never Built to Stop Assad, 10 October 2018
Where Is America’s Outrage over China’s Treatment of the Uighurs?, 30 September 2018
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 [republished 6 June 2017]
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, 9 February 2015]