“There is no military solution . . . we haven’t tried diplomacy. . . .” Strategies rise and fall, but untruths about the Iraq war refuse to die. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Whether or not Iran has really suspended its military nuclear program, pressure on Tehran must continue. By Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani.
Decades of stop-and-start attention from the United States may have done more harm than good. By Cecile Shea.
Prosperous people tend to lose their enthusiasm for terrorism. As economic development takes place in Pakistan, let’s hope this happens there, too. By Gary S. Becker.
Now that September 11 charges have finally been filed, it’s make-or-break time for the military tribunals. By Benjamin Wittes.
As the world sees it, America tends to dash off to war without moral authority. How we could change that view. By Shelby Steele.
Bailouts, protectionism, higher tax rates, new spending—these are supposed to help? By Michael J. Boskin.
Imports bad, exports good—how long must we endure this skewed logic? By Russell Roberts.
Graying populations aren’t the economic time bomb we fear. Instead, think of better health and longer productive years. By John B. Shoven.
Everyone loves a stimulus, but don’t expect it to foster real economic change. By Russell Roberts.
The subprime mortgage crisis may wipe out a certain species of financial institution altogether. Shed no tears. By Niall Ferguson.
Why do so many people so obediently pay what they owe? By Gary S. Becker.
Let the states improve the performance of our students—and let Washington measure it. By Diane Ravitch.
Antibiotech extremists refuse to let science change their minds, and won’t let consumers make up their own. By Henry I. Miller.
Placebos work, but are they ethical? By Philip R. Alper.
Stand up for limited government and property rights, and you’ll usually stand alone. By Richard A. Epstein.
A crook’s best friend? The usual platitudes about the “root causes” of crime. By Thomas Sowell.
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The growing effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. By George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn.
When will an American president finally scrap our embargo on Cuba? By Oscar Espinosa Chepe and William Ratliff.
How the British became the most spied-upon people in Western Europe. By Timothy Garton Ash.
He may be the most pro-American French leader since the Marquis de Lafayette, but the new president is still . . . French. By Deborah Hanagan.
The assertion that Russia has discovered a new kind of capitalism— “market authoritarianism”—is a myth. Putin and company have no idea how to sustain real growth. By Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss.
A crude attempt to “realign” China’s currency would do more harm than good. By Charles Wolf Jr.
What happens when South Korean students take a close look at American democracy. By Peter Berkowitz.
As his classic work is republished, Robert Conquest reflects on how it threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets.
Victor Davis Hanson, scholar and farmer, is awarded the National Humanities Medal.
Paul R. Gregory’s new book, Lenin’s Brain, peers into the nightmare workings of the Soviet state. By Andrew Nagorski.
In 1949, Chiang Kai-shek faced both utter defeat and a second chance. What he did next. By Ramon H. Myers and Hsiao-ting Lin.