The time Ronald Reagan kept the US out of war in the Middle East

Not all provocations have to be met with violent retribution.

America’s gerontocracy is a contrast with the rest of the world

Young leaders are becoming the norm in many countries. Maybe the US will catch up in 2028.

Germany and Japan are beefing up their militaries. No cause for concern — right?

Neither country is anywhere close to being the aggressor it once was. Nonetheless, their rearming puts their neighbors on notice.

The Monroe Doctrine just won’t die

A policy meant to ward off European colonialism has been used to justify much more than that.

The beauty queen who terrifies a dictator

Nicaragua’s bizarre autocratic regime gives the impression it’s in total control. So why does Miss Universe pose such a threat?