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THIS SPRING BRINGS exciting news for those of us who study America’s role in the world: U2 is on tour. I like the band’s music reasonably well, but that’s not why this tour grabs me. U2 is named after an American spy plane that was at the center of a major Cold War confrontation. That means […]
ATLANTIC NATIONS HAVE dominated the world for the last 500 years. That long historical moment is now ending. East Asian countries will return to the position of dominance they once enjoyed. This will create new roles for them, us, and everyone else. In the last few months, our progress toward decline has quickened. President Trump favors […]
MANY CRISES THE United States now faces are the result of unwise choices we made years ago. Our escalating nuclear confrontation with North Korea is a terrifying example. The roots of this crisis lie in Washington. When the Soviet Union sent troops into Afghanistan in 1979, the United States resolved to create a force that would […]