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The Deciders

In May 2003, in the wake of the Iraq War and the ousting of Saddam Hussein, events took place that set the stage for the current chaos in the Middle …

National Security

Mainstreaming Assassination

The media are reporting a rare “success” in Washington’s ongoing war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. According to confidential, …

The White House

How Popular Is Peace?

The rhetorical muscle-flexing at the Republican debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California in September made Sunday afternoon at Venice …

Political Science

Logic of a Modern Militia

Let us say the 2016 presidential election is won by an anti-establishment candidate—Donald Trump? Bernie Sanders?—who knows that the establishment’s …

Wanted: A Postwar Policy

Lessons are learned slowly in politics, and nowhere is this more true than in foreign policy. Thus the Democratic Party is poised to nominate for …

Noninterventionism: A Primer

Americans have grown understandably weary of foreign entanglements over the last 12 years of open-ended warfare, and they are now more receptive to a …

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.)

Watch the Summit on Realism and Restraint

On November 4, 2015, <i>The American Conservative</i> partnered with The Charles Koch Institute and the Department of Political Science at The George …