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Prominent columnist and noted author Austin Bay tackles the nation's issues and foreign affairs from his unique analytic and historically-incisive perspective in a weekly column syndicated by Creators Syndicate. His insightful columns have touched readers throughout Europe, Central America and the Middle East.

Bay's commentaries frequently appear on National Public Radio's Morning Edition program, and he has also appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, C-SPAN, and ABC News Nightline. In the early 1990s, he was a guest columnist with The Houston Chronicle, and has written a military issues and foreign affairs column for The San Antonio Express-News since 1994.

The Wages of Smart Diplomacy
10/15/2014
October 2014 Out of Control? Consider October 1944
10/7/2014
To Defeat the Islamic State Obama Needs Clausewitz, Not Alinsky
9/23/2014
Conditions Stalk Obama's Uncertain Coalition
9/16/2014
Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)
9/9/2014
Putin's Strategic Goal: The RUBK
9/2/2014
Vladimir Putin: The Return of the CommuNazi
8/28/2014
The Allies Invade Southern France: Seaports and a Race up the Rhone
8/20/2014
Islamic State's Murderous Excess Is The Road To Its Demise
8/14/2014
Sell French Warships to NATO, Not Russia
8/6/2014
The July Crisis of 1914
7/29/2014
Penalize Putin and His Culpable Kremlin
7/24/2014
Israeli Iron Dome Demonstrates Missile Defense Payoffs
7/15/2014
An Independent Kurdistan: World War I Continues
7/10/2014
Bombs Bursting in Air: America's Airpower Advantage, 1944-2014
7/1/2014
World War One's Next Phase?
6/24/2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's Media Foray
6/18/2014
China-Vietnam Clash Could Spawn New Anti-China Alliance
6/10/2014
D-DAY: Rangers Lead to Way at Pointe du Hoc
6/5/2014
Ukraine's Election and Counter-Offensive a One-Two Punch
5/28/2014
Mamet's Novellas Probe War's Moral Scars and Sacrifice
5/20/2014
Post-Crimea Asian Territorial Disputes Intensify
5/13/2014
Protecting US Security Personnel: Where the Benghazi and Plame Scandals Connect
5/6/2014
Putin's Creeping War of Aggression Will Continue Unless the West Responds
4/29/2014
Japan's Prime Minister Battles Post-World War 2 Constitutional Military Restrictions
4/22/2014
Russian Provocateurs Prepare The Ukrainian Battlefield
4/15/2014
Czar-Commissar Putin's Creeping War Of Aggression
4/8/2014
South Korea Will No Longer Bleed and Bear It
4/1/2014
Fracking Putin's Gas Advantage: War By Other Means in the 21st Century
3/26/2014
Options for Confronting Putin's Three Cold Facts
3/18/2014
South by Southwest: Where Garage Attitude is a Strategic Economic Asset
3/12/2014
In Crimea, Russian Military Maneuver Creates Strategic Facts On The Ground
3/5/2014
In Crimea, Russian Military Maneuver Creates Strategic Facts On The Ground
3/5/2014
The Ukraine East-West Tug of War Isn't Over
2/26/2014
As Venezuela's Gangster Government Blames America
2/19/2014
January-February 1944: The Anzio Idea, The Rapido Reality
2/12/2014
Senate Cyber Security Report Is Damning
2/4/2014
Microsoft Contra Malthus
1/28/2014
De-classified Benghazi Testimony: The Video Didn't Do It
1/14/2014
Tunisia's Arab Spring Three Years On
1/7/2014
South Sudan Needs Another Reconciliation Process
1/1/2014
Secrecy on Life Support: Tapping Kate and William, Targeting Target and Naked Came the NSA
12/24/2013
Mandela as Example: South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
12/17/2013
The UN Turns to Peacekeeping With Fangs
12/10/2013
Asia Pivot, With A Flinch
12/3/2013
Trust But Verify: Missing in 2013
11/26/2013
Economic Revival Key to Avoiding Strategic Decline
11/19/2013
China's Entrepreneurs: Visible Edge of a Global Revolt?
11/12/2013
The 1983 Euro-Missile Crisis: Last Great Battle of the Cold War?
11/5/2013
America Needs Trustworthy Spies
10/29/2013
NATO's Latest Reinvention
10/23/2013
The 1973 October War Shapes Israel 2013
10/15/2013
China's Toughest Economic Problem Is Political
10/8/2013
The National Security Threat of Big Debt
10/1/2013
The Nairobi Terror Attack: Icons and Images From the Terrorists' War On the Globe
9/24/2013
Time to Tighten up on Security Clearances
9/17/2013
Remembering Salerno, September 1943
9/10/2013
Obama's Smart Diplomacy: Keystone Kops, Emily Litella and Kabuki
9/3/2013
Beyond Obama's Red Line: What Effect Punitive Strikes?
8/28/2013
Rival Visions of Egyptian History Shape Egypt's Civil War
8/20/2013
Al-Qaida's Terror Chatter Exploits Obama's Credibility Gap
8/6/2013
The Manning Conviction
7/31/2013
Gen. Dempsey's Syrian Military Options "No Less Than an Act of War"
7/24/2013
A Tale of Two Spy Scandals
7/16/2013
The Invasion of Sicily 1943: Victory as a Strategic Mistake?
7/10/2013
Finessing Egypt's Second Spring 2013
7/2/2013
Back to the Future: Enrique Pena's Cartel War
6/25/2013
The War Over Blood Ivory
6/18/2013
No Denial on the Nile: Egypt Threatens Ethiopian Dams
6/11/2013
Protests Change Turkey's Political Landscape: A Report From Istanbul
6/4/2013
Remembering the Aleutians "Forgotten Battle"
5/28/2013
System D: Floating Economic Boats Beneath the Surface
5/21/2013
Benghazi Revisited: Pinocchios for the Dead
5/14/2013
The Global Stakes in the Sino-Indian Frozen War
5/7/2013
Cybercrime Morphs Into Cyberwar
4/30/2013
Congo Complexity Will Test U.N. Offensive Peacekeeping
4/23/2013
2013 Boston Terror's 19th-Century Roots
4/16/2013
Margaret Thatcher: The Complete Strategic Warrior
4/9/2013
North Korea's Target List Is a Freudian Slip
4/2/2013
When Chaos Spurs Reconciliation and Peace
3/26/2013
Ides of March Reversal: Obama Vindicates Reagan's SDI
3/19/2013
The Grim Legacy Behind North Korea's Theater of Extortion
3/12/2013
A Kenyan Revolution: Combating Corruption by Phone?
3/5/2013
The Seven Years War and Britain's Passage to India
2/26/2013
Time to Confront Tehran's International Terrorism
2/20/2013
Nuclear Endgame on the Korean Peninsula?
2/12/2013
Stalingrad: 1943 and 2013
2/5/2013
Egypt's Revolution Will Take Decades
1/29/2013
Al-Qaida Franchises Continue Terror War on the World
1/22/2013
Mali: Combat Buys Times for Diplomacy
1/16/2013
Spinning With Mexico's New Gendarmes
1/9/2013
Egypt's Government Must Confront the Genuine Great Satan
1/3/2013
"I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today"
12/31/2012
Tangled History Snarls China-Japan Island Dispute
12/18/2012
North Korea’s Missile Test Raises Tensions in East Asia
12/12/2012
Felipe Calderon: Mexico's Great Reformer?
12/6/2012
Catalonia's Separatist Catatonia
11/27/2012
The Sino-Indian Border War: 1962-2012
11/20/2012
The Calendar, Body Count and Brinksmanship: The Syrian Death Match Accelerates
11/13/2012
El Alamein and Operation Torch: The Road to Berlin Began in Africa
11/6/2012
The Benghazi Terror Attack: Hard Facts and Fair Questions
10/31/2012
Barack and Mitt: The War for the U.S. Navy Has Just Begun
10/23/2012
Panmunjom, Korea: Where Gangnam Style Meets Gulag Substance
10/16/2012
Is the First Balkan War Really Over?
10/9/2012
China and Japan Talk War
9/25/2012
Al-Qaida's YouTube-era Tet
9/18/2012
Missile Defense Enters the 2012 Presidential Campaign
9/11/2012
Al-Qaida's East African Targets Shoot Back
9/4/2012
South Korean Struggles With Fewer Troops; U.S. Military With Fewer Dollars
8/28/2012
The Eurozone Crisis Continues
8/22/2012
Guadalcanal, Tulagi and Gavutu: American Perseverance in the Summer of '42
8/14/2012
Syria's Explosive Crumbs
8/7/2012
Kony 2012: The Hunt Continues
7/31/2012
Syria's Weapons of Mass Destruction, in Translation
7/24/2012
Mahmoud Jibril's Libyan Miracles
7/17/2012
War of 1812: Waging War With the Navy You Have
7/12/2012
Mexico: A New PRI or the Old PRI in Disguise?
7/4/2012
Cry Wolf, Cry NATO?
6/27/2012
The Debt Monster Still Stalks Greece
6/21/2012
Special Operations Speak: Obama's Worst Nightmare
6/13/2012
Remembering Midway
6/6/2012
Syria and Iran: Major Western Powers Are out to Lunch
5/30/2012
Greece: Mulligan Election, Mulligan Economy
5/22/2012
Chicago Summit: Showcase for a 21st Century NATO?
5/15/2012
China's Dilemma: Berlin Transition or Tiananmen Destruction?
5/9/2012
NAFTA's Evolving NATO?
5/1/2012
Sudan Versus South Sudan: Mixing Volatile Oil, Water and Religion
4/24/2012
Assad's Creeping War of Repression: Turkey Explores Intervention Options
4/17/2012
Syria's Civil War: React, He Said
4/11/2012
The European Union Ups the Anti-Pirate Ante
4/3/2012
Barack's Missile Message to Vladimir
3/27/2012
The Asian Pivot Towards China
3/20/2012
The Taliban's Killing Fields: History 2014?
3/13/2012
The #Falklands War: China Learns From Argentina's Mistakes
3/6/2012
Syria's Counter-Information War
2/29/2012
Mexico's 2012 Election: A Drug Lord Reconquista?
2/21/2012
Greek Fire, Euro-Roulette
2/14/2012
Syria: World War I Continues
2/7/2012
China's Sudan Dilemmas
1/31/2012
Bush Derangement Syndrome a Problem for Obama?
1/24/2012
Nixon's 1972 Trip to China: China's First Modernization?
1/17/2012
Defense Manifesto 2012: Obama Channels Rumsfeld
1/10/2012
Greek Tragedy: Political Effects of a Deep Global Depression
1/3/2012
North Korea: The Kim is Dead, Long Live the Kim
12/20/2011
Holiday Greeting's From Iran: Grim, Cynical and Desperate
12/13/2011
Pearl Harbor and 9-11: Imagination, Deception and Audacity
12/5/2011
Tunisia and Its Islamists: The Revolution, Phase Two
11/29/2011
Failed States, Curtailed States: Terror Versus Crime
11/15/2011
Iran: Armageddon One Day Closer
11/8/2011
Papandreou's Failed Gamble on Democracy
11/4/2011
Greece's Papandreou Gambles on Democracy
11/1/2011
From Arab Spring to Tunisian Fall -- Islamists Enter the School of Democracy
10/25/2011
Tracking Uganda's Lords Resistance Army: The Regional Context
10/18/2011
Arab Spring and the Paradox of American Leadership
10/11/2011
Ambushing Terror: Surprise, the Predator and the ACLU
10/4/2011
Sudanese Genocide Attention Fatigue?
9/27/2011
Iran vs. NATO: The Twilight War in Syria
9/20/2011
Egyptian Islamist Militants Following Khomeini's Script
9/13/2011
From 9/11 to 2011: Al-Qaida's Battle of Blame
9/6/2011
Gadhafi Atrocities Justify Intervention
8/30/2011
Libya 2011: Now Comes the War for Order
8/24/2011
Ataturk: An Intellectual Biography
8/16/2011
America's Strategic Leadership Deficit
8/9/2011
Turkey's Military Resigns
8/2/2011
Libyan War 2011: A Short History
7/27/2011
Michener Letter About the Necessity of the A-bomb
7/24/2011
Syria's Twilight of the Diversions
7/19/2011
An American Military Nightlight in Iraq?
7/12/2011
Reinventing Libya
7/5/2011
Corruption Feeds Crises Worldwide
6/29/2011
Attrition as the Price of Vacillation
6/22/2011
Robert Gates' Blunt Reality
6/15/2011
On the Road to Fatima Gate
6/7/2011
Cyberwarfare -- the Doctrine of Equivalence
5/31/2011
The War Powers Resolution: Obama as Humpty Dumpty
5/24/2011
Libya: Toothless Lawfare Amid Warfare
5/17/2011
Leveraging Bin Laden's Legacy of Failure
5/10/2011
In Praise of American Persistence
5/3/2011
Gadhafi's Five-Front War
4/27/2011
Syria: Father-Son Dictatorship Remains in Vogue
4/19/2011
Into the Fourth Era of Space Exploration
4/12/2011
Gadhafi Shifts Tactics: Pick-up Trucks and Human Shields
4/5/2011
Barack Obama: American Exceptionalist
3/29/2011
Regime Change: Libya
3/23/2011
Gadhafi's Cyrenaica Offensive: A Gift to Dictators
3/16/2011
Calculated Covert Action Against Gadhafi
3/8/2011
Gadhafi's Cult Leaves Libya Bereft
3/2/2011
Iran's Great Fright Fleet: Will Information Warfare Meet Davy Jones' Locker?
2/22/2011
Pharaoh or Freedom: Is an Egyptian Democratic Front Emerging?
2/16/2011
The Pentagon Opts for Economy of Force
2/8/2011
Islamist Mensheviks Versus Islamist Bolsheviks -- Egypt's Next Crisis?
2/1/2011
Moscow's Silent War Explodes
1/25/2011
Tunisia's Remarkable Revolt
1/18/2011
Twenty Years After: Desert Storm's Air War
1/11/2011
As Sudan Divides
1/4/2011
China's Navy Gets Bigger, but Why?
12/28/2010
Season's Greetings From Al-Qaida
12/21/2010
The Change in East Asia
12/14/2010
WikiLeaks' Bottom-Line Revelation
12/7/2010
FBI Wins a GWOT Battle in Portland
11/30/2010
The Korean War Continues
11/23/2010
Brazil Seeks a Larger International Role
11/16/2010
CIA Predator versus ACLU Subpoena: Warfare and Lawfare in the War on Terror
11/9/2010
The Foreign Policy Clash Between Obama and the Next Congress
11/3/2010
America's Evolving Passage to India
10/26/2010
Stopping the Next Stuxnet
10/20/2010
Liu Xiaobo and the War for the Terms of Modernity
10/12/2010
Europe's Terror Alerts: Mumbai Meets Madrid
10/5/2010
China's Turbulent Moment
9/29/2010
Defeating Militant Islamist Ideology
9/21/2010
Turkey's Constitutional Referendum: The Beginning of the End?
9/14/2010
Iraqi Change Vexes Obama
9/7/2010
Sixty Years of War in Korea: "This Kind of War"
9/1/2010
August 1990 and the War for Modernity
8/24/2010
China's Border Patrol
8/17/2010
Pandoran Wars: Living with the Kosovo Precedent
8/10/2010
Iran: War Option on the Table
8/4/2010
Three Windows Into Spydom's World of Mirrors
7/27/2010
Chavez and His Caribbean War
7/20/2010
Terror Bombings in Uganda: A Prelude to Regional War?
7/13/2010
An Afghan Anaconda
7/6/2010
The Opportunity After McChrystal's Relief
6/29/2010
Will Corruption Kill the Euro?
6/22/2010
Haiti After the Quake: Opportunity for Renewal?
6/15/2010
One Year On: Iran's Green Movement Struggles as the Mullahs Make War
6/8/2010
Obama's Crises: From Hope to Cope
6/2/2010
War With North Korea's Orwellian Kim
5/25/2010
Iran Plays for Time
5/18/2010
Winning the Korean Face War
5/11/2010
The Local War on Terror
5/5/2010
The War in Chicago?
4/27/2010
The Land Beyond Chitchat and Oughtta Be
4/20/2010
Has the Cyber-War Begun?
4/13/2010
Nuclear Posturing
4/6/2010
Russia's Czar Wars Aren't Over
3/30/2010
Cyber-Vulnerabilities: American Grid, Chinese Grip
3/23/2010
Obama's Iran Conundrum
3/17/2010
Aftermath of the Iraqi Elections
3/9/2010
The Struggle for Turkey's Soul
3/2/2010
Obama Discovers Iran's Preconditions
2/23/2010
McChrystal's Afghan Offensive
2/16/2010
The Great Search Engine Collides With the Great Firewall
2/10/2010
Iran: Bombast, Revolt and Bombs
2/2/2010
Aiding Haiti
1/26/2010
Corruption: The Global Disease
1/20/2010
American Cyber-Security
1/12/2010
Two Big Stories in 2010
1/5/2010
The Wages of Weakness
12/29/2009
Peace, Justice and the Lord's Resistance Army
12/23/2009
Predator War
12/15/2009
Cooling Hugo Chavez
12/8/2009
Triangulating Afghanistan
12/1/2009
On Cyber War
11/25/2009
Al-Qaida's Prospects
11/17/2009
Hasan's Treason
11/11/2009
Cracking the Berlin Wall
11/3/2009
Building an Army Under Fire
10/27/2009
What Kind of Action in the World Justifies a Nobel Peace Prize?
10/13/2009
Afghanistan's Changing Battleground
10/7/2009
Sudan's Simmering North-South War
9/29/2009
Obama Lets Sphere of Influence Trump Sphere of Security
9/22/2009
SOF Targets and Soft Targets
9/16/2009
Don't Damage the First Line of Defense
9/8/2009
Two Septembers: 1939 and 2001
9/1/2009
Seventy Years After the Hitler-Stalin Pact
8/26/2009
Mexico's Complex Free Trade Initiative
8/18/2009
Strategic Twitter
8/11/2009
Russo-Georgia One Year On: From Reset to Repeat?
8/4/2009
Remembering a Hungarian Freedom Fighter
7/29/2009
Mumbai's Surprising Aftermath
7/21/2009
China's Strategic Challenges Go Well Beyond the Uighurs
7/15/2009
Here Be Dragons: Patrolling Nowhere in the 21st Century
7/7/2009
Iran in Limbo
7/1/2009
Ballistic Missile Defense Dependence Day
6/23/2009
Identifying Domestic Terrorists
5/26/2009
Cyber Warfare: The Gray Zone Narrows
5/19/2009
Sri Lanka's Bitter Endgame
5/13/2009
Recalling May 1989
5/6/2009
Epidemic of Fear
4/29/2009
Grab the Planet by the Throat ...
4/22/2009
Legalistic Nonsense Thwarts Anti-Pirate and Anti-Terror Efforts
4/15/2009
Secretary Gates' Defense Budget Proposals
4/7/2009
Japan Rewrites North Korea's Script
3/31/2009
Flash Mobs, Tea Parties and Tocqueville
3/17/2009
The North Korean Tangle
3/10/2009
Obama Pulls Out, Polemically
3/3/2009
A Hotel in Babylon
2/24/2009
Kosovo's Birthday Beyond the Balkans
2/17/2009
Afghanistan's Wicked Problems
2/10/2009
Obama and Iraq's Emerging Victory
2/3/2009
Obama Orbits: Satellites and Space Weapons
1/27/2009
Machiavelli, Joint Forces Command and Mexico
1/20/2009
When the Human Shield Slips
1/14/2009
The Next Future: Money in Both Doom and Boom
1/6/2009
What Is Peace?
12/24/2008
Mexico's Cartel War: Year Three
12/17/2008
Nexus and Eve of Destruction: Lessons in Change
12/9/2008
Mumbai: The Terrorists' Gambit
12/3/2008
The Pirates of Puntland
11/26/2008
Background to the Iraqi-U.S. Security Agreements
11/18/2008
Obama's Great Expectations Encounter Sudan
11/12/2008
Eastern Congo's Graveyard of Good Intentions
11/4/2008
The Counter-Terror Raid on Sukkariyah, Syria
10/29/2008
The International Crisis Testing Obama’s Mettle
10/21/2008
The Next President's Iraq War
10/15/2008
Into AFRICOM
10/8/2008
Historians at War: The Decision to Disband
9/30/2008
The Media's Trillion-Dollar Question
9/16/2008
Bin Laden's Slow Rot
9/9/2008
Time to Go Nuclear
9/2/2008
Tsar Wars Versus Star Wars
8/26/2008
Crime and Warfare: An Anatomy of Terror
8/19/2008
The Russo-Georgia War's Dire Diplomatic Aftermath
8/13/2008
"Rheostat Warfare": An Interview With Gen. David Petraeus
8/5/2008
Challenges of the Muslim World: Oil, Testosterone and War
7/30/2008
Iraqi Victory, Defeat for McCain?
7/22/2008
Darfur's J'Accuse!
7/16/2008
Obama's War Change: Hope for Iraq?
7/9/2008
The Hard Thing of Democracy
7/2/2008
The State Department Confronts the Synergy Crisis
6/24/2008
Mugabe the Obscene
6/17/2008
Behind Gates' Decision to Fire Up the Air Force
6/10/2008
The Cluster Behind the Cluster Munitions Ban
6/3/2008
Iraqi Democracy, Two Years On
5/28/2008
Memorial Day 2008
5/21/2008
Limited Options in Burma
5/13/2008
Michael Yon's "Moment of Truth in Iraq"
5/6/2008
Darfur: Facing the Peacekeeping Conundrum
4/29/2008
Consequences: A Rapid US Military Withdrawal From Iraq
4/25/2008
Back to Basra: Challenging the Blunderbusses
4/23/2008
Food Crisis: The Maze Behind Maize
4/16/2008
Petreaus' Anaconda
4/8/2008
Whittling Away at Sadr
4/2/2008
War Stories and Cameras
3/26/2008
Al-Qaida's Fading Victory: The Madrid Precedent
3/12/2008
Behind the Colombia - Ecuador - Venezuela Border Fracas
3/4/2008
On Assassinating Freedom
2/27/2008
Fidel Castro's Painfully Long Finale
2/20/2008
Grisly Information
2/12/2008
Super Sunday: Did Europe Dodge a War?
2/7/2008
Halting Kenya's Chaotic Spiral
1/29/2008
From Kosovo War to Cold War?
1/22/2008
Mexico's Cartel War: Calderon in the Cauldron
1/16/2008
Speedboat Bluff in the Persian Gulf
1/9/2008
War -- or Crime -- in Cyberspace
1/1/2008
The Terrorists' Tet
12/25/2007
Goodwill and Armed Vigilance
12/19/2007
TR's Big Stick: The Great White Fleet's Voyage
12/12/2007
Potholes Swallowing Martyrs
12/5/2007
Al-Qaida's Emerging Defeat
11/27/2007
Manned and Unmanned in the Air
11/21/2007
On Signing a Bomb
11/14/2007
An India-U.S. Alliance?
11/7/2007
A Diplomacy of Neighborhoods
10/31/2007
The PKK's Dream
10/24/2007
Recognizing the Armenian Genocide
10/16/2007
War and Peace With Cultural Anthropologists
10/3/2007
A Revolution In Diplomatic Affairs
9/26/2007
Afghanistan Six Years on
9/18/2007
The Petraeus-Crocker Testimony
9/12/2007
Avoiding Surprise
9/5/2007
Gen. Petraeus' Pivotal Report
8/29/2007
Preparing for the Hard Facts of Hurricanes
8/22/2007
The United Nation Returns to Iraq
8/14/2007
Strategic Patience
8/8/2007
The Latest Mexican War
8/1/2007
The Interagency Illness
7/25/2007
Iraqi Withdrawal: Seven Scenarios
7/18/2007
When Cheap Products Kill: Emerging Global Trade Regulations
7/10/2007
Baghdad Clock, Washington Clock
7/3/2007
Palestine's Crooks And Kooks
6/26/2007
From Russian Tantrum to Collective Missile Defense
6/20/2007
Al-Qaida Fails Sexual Politics
6/13/2007
A Second Falklands?
6/6/2007
Counter-Insurgency and "The Single Narrative"
5/30/2007
From Surge to Sustain
5/22/2007
Ending Darfur's Genocide
5/16/2007
How Many Ground Troops Does the United States Need?
5/9/2007
Exploiting Al-Qaida's Weaknesses
5/2/2007
"Give 'em Hooey" Surrenders
4/24/2007
An ABM for Europe?
4/18/2007
A Quiet Step Forward for the Rule of Law
4/11/2007
An Armed Liberal Asks the Iraqi People About U.S. Withdrawal
4/3/2007
Iran's Latest Hostage Gamble
3/28/2007
Growing Condemnation for Mugabe's Regime
3/21/2007
Iraq's Accomplishments in Perspective
3/13/2007
Maliki's Political and Economic Bullet
3/7/2007
The Next Steps in Iraqi Economic Reform
2/27/2007
The Real News Behind "The Surge"
2/20/2007
Time to Fix the Great American Failure
2/14/2007
Meanwhile, Back in Afghanistan
2/6/2007
The Battle of Najaf, 2007
1/30/2007
The Quest for Kosovo's "Final Status"
1/23/2007
"Unified Action" in the 21st Century's War for Modernity
1/16/2007
The Age of Proximity
1/9/2007
"Look On My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!"
1/2/2007
The Looming Tower: Egyptian Ideological Origins of Al-Qaida
12/26/2006
Operation Call Home
12/19/2006
The Book List: Adding Depth to the Headlines
12/12/2006
A Week of Leaks: Options for the Long War
12/5/2006
Iraq's War of Perception: "Who is Jamil Hussein?"
11/28/2006
Reconciliation, from Vietnam to Iraq
11/22/2006
James Baker and the Desert Storm Legacy
11/15/2006
Saddam's Conviction
11/8/2006
A Return to the New York Times' Swift Disaster
11/1/2006
A Strategic Lunch with Mr. Rumsfeld
10/25/2006
Steyn's "America Alone"
10/17/2006
China's Moment of Choice
10/11/2006
Al-Qaida's Narrative of Doubt
10/4/2006
From Rwanda To Darfur
9/26/2006
The CBS Ambush
9/20/2006
Why Censor Disney?
9/13/2006
Five Years On
9/6/2006
The Aftermath: Hezbollah's Looming Loss
8/30/2006
Ballistic Missile Defense in an Era of Terrorism
8/23/2006
Debunking Tarted Up Horror Tales
8/16/2006
The Guns of August, the Missiles, Rockets and IEDs of July
8/9/2006
Lose Face, Face Sanctions: China's Lesson to North Korea
8/2/2006
Will Islamo-fascism follow anarchism�s path?
7/26/2006
Halting Rocket Fire From Hijacked States
7/19/2006
The Mumbai Terrorist Attack
7/12/2006
The North Korean Missiles Behind The Elvis Summit
7/5/2006
The Axis of Abuse
6/28/2006
Somalia's Chaotic Battlefield
6/20/2006
Bush's Suprise Visit to Baghdad
6/13/2006
Zarqawi's Death: An Important Opportunity for New Iraq
6/8/2006
From Cold War Containment to "A Forward Strategy for Freedom"
6/7/2006
Europe's Specter: A Ghost of Its Former Self?
5/31/2006
ANN: The Astonishing News Network
5/24/2006
Solving the Border's "Baby Predicament"
5/17/2006
When Iran's Genocidal Mullahs Think the Unthinkable
5/9/2006
Pray for the Best, Prepare for the Worst
5/4/2006
George Clooney's Darfur Dilemmas
5/3/2006
Bin Laden's Latest Rant: The Darfur Genocide as Holy War
4/26/2006
"The Euston Manifesto": Principled Left Considers War On Terror
4/19/2006
The Quiet War Against Muqtada Sadr
4/12/2006
The "Difficult Dimensions" of Immigration and Border Security
4/5/2006
Remembering Saddam's Slow War
3/29/2006
Holding the Dictators Accountable
3/15/2006
News of the Nation-State's Demise May Be Very Premature
3/7/2006
The U.N. Human Rights Council: What's in a Name Change?
3/1/2006
Declassified Al-Qaida Documents: Jihad, with Medical Benefits
2/22/2006
Haiti: Clinton's Photo-Op War a Lesson for the War on Terror
2/14/2006
Rushdie, Danish Cartoons and Free Expression
2/7/2006
Palestine's Hamas Government: Old Radicalism or New Pragmatism?
2/1/2006
"Canadian Military" an Oxymoron?
1/26/2006
From "The Beirut Spring" to Toppling Assad
1/18/2006
Kennedy and Robertson: Burned by Hot Buttons
1/10/2006
The Mullah's Quest, The Mullah's Fear
1/3/2006
The Big Story of 2005 (Someone Tell The New York Times)
12/29/2005
A Sunday in Iraq
12/23/2005
Tne Great Revolt Continues
12/14/2005
To Fix Intelligence, Hire Artists and Fire Bureaucrats
12/7/2005
"Let's Kill All the Lawyers"
11/29/2005
Sharon's Historic Gamble
11/23/2005
21st Century Piracy: Long John Isn't Long gone
11/15/2005
Will Chirac Fiddle While Paris Burns?
11/9/2005
The Dirty Work of the Beltway Clerks
11/1/2005
Democratic Revolutions Slow, Painfully Incremental Miracles
10/26/2005
Wealth and Democracy in Iraq
10/19/2005
Zaraqawi's Losing Strategy
10/12/2005
The Fear Market is Down
10/5/2005
Military and Natural Disasters
9/28/2005
The Friction of War
9/21/2005
Light Water Shell Game
9/21/2005
Return to What?
9/8/2005
Continuing the Democratic Surge
8/31/2005
Waging Peace
8/24/2005
Is Iraq Ready for Democracy?
8/17/2005
'Soldiering' -- Korea, Vietnam and Safe Places
8/11/2005
'Thank God for the Atomic Bomb'
8/3/2005
The Jihadists' War on Tourism
7/27/2005
The Palestinian Civil War Has Left the Alleys Moved to the Streets
7/20/2005
Al Qaeda's Information War
7/13/2005
Securing Terror Target No. 1
7/6/2005
Why the Long War Must Be Won
6/29/2005
Austin Returns to Baghdad
6/21/2005
Modern Slavery
6/8/2005
Chirac, Political Dead Man Talking
6/2/2005
The DIME Ballet
5/25/2005
Newsweek Meets 21st Century War
5/18/2005
Armor Amour -- Suddenly The Beltway Loves Tanks
5/14/2005
A Look Back at V-E Day
5/4/2005
The Next Failed State
4/27/2005
Bolton the UN Reformer
4/20/2005
The "Iraqi Tet" Fantasy
4/13/2005
Mugabe, Thug on the Loose
4/5/2005
Can the UN be Saved?
3/30/2005
A War We Are Winning
3/23/2005
Lebanon a Battle of Crowds and Cameras for Now
3/16/2005
Danger on Route Irish
3/9/2005
The Angry Arab Meets the Texas Cowboy
3/2/2005
The Second VE Day
2/23/2005
The Ground Truth About Ground Zero
2/16/2005
Bush's Vietnam - NOT!
2/9/2005
A Bridge Between the Future and the Past
2/2/2005
Technology, Democracy and Terror
1/26/2005
Saddam's Henchmen Cast Their Votes
1/19/2005
The Challenge of the South Asia Tsunami
1/12/2005
Where Were the Cameras?
1/5/2005
2004's Most Important Issue
12/29/2004
"Wait"
12/23/2004
The Coming Arab Revolt
12/15/2004
The World is Al Qaeda's Battlefield
12/8/2004
Ukraine and the Russian Wish to Return to Super-Power Status
12/1/2004
Peaceful Guidance in a World of War
11/24/2004
Arafat's True Legacy
11/17/2004
Ending the Reactionaries' Reign of Terror
11/10/2004
The Trials and Tribulations of Zarqawi
11/8/2004
Continuing the War On Terror
11/3/2004
October's Most Important Election
10/27/2004
Flu and Smallpox the Ignored WMD
10/13/2004
The New Greatest Generation
10/6/2004
Bullets, Money, Ballots
10/6/2004
Touted National Intelligence Estimate Out of Date
9/22/2004
Money Is Ammo in Iraq
9/15/2004
Back Home, Safe, and Enlightened
9/8/2004
The Threat of Chemical Attacks From Sea
8/25/2004
"Surprise, Security and the American Experience"
8/4/2004
The Danger of Agro-terror
7/14/2004
Deception and Warfare
7/1/2004
Bob Kerrey: On Iraq and Democracy
6/18/2004
The Awkward Killer
6/2/2004
UNSCAM
5/26/2004
Everyone Is Part of the War
5/19/2004
Lighting the Entrepreneurial Fire in the Third World
5/12/2004
Triggering War on the Sub-Continent
5/12/2004
Success is Up to the People of Iraq
5/12/2004
The Silver-Lining of Abu Ghraib
5/5/2004
Cyprus In or Out or Both?
4/28/2004
The Myth of Oil for Food
4/21/2004
Saddam's Trial, the Antidote for the Poison in Iraq
4/14/2004
Fallujah Islamo-fascists Meet The Marines
4/8/2004
How Much Political Will?
4/1/2004
The Big Picture Behind the Assassination of Yassin
3/24/2004
Al Qaeda, Sewer Rats, and the "Reconquista"
3/17/2004
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Liar, or Victim of the Bush Administration?
3/10/2004
The Threats to Democracy in Iraq
3/3/2004
Viral Terror
2/25/2004
"Ground Truth"
2/18/2004
Sunni vs. Shia: The Rich Boys' Plan
2/11/2004
Everyone's A Critic
2/5/2004
"Meanwhile, back in North Korea..."
1/23/2004
House of Saud Fighting for Survival
1/14/2004
Mad How Disease: An American Strategic Weakness
1/8/2004
Hot and Hotter: Security Challenges in 2004
12/30/2003
Give the U.S. GIs the Nobel Peace Prize
12/28/2003
Cascading Effects of Saddam's Capture
12/18/2003
The Ace of Spades in the Baathist Ratpack Behind Bars
12/14/2003
What is the Score in Iraq?
12/11/2003
Reporting on the Real Iraq
12/3/2003
European Fat Cats Lack Will and Courage
11/26/2003
Twaddle from the Axis of Neville
11/19/2003
Hooey, Hogwash and Malarkey from the Critics of the Iraq War
11/12/2003
Burundi Bleeds While the First World Ignores the Bleeding
11/5/2003
The War for Brainpower
10/30/2003
Getting It Done Under The Gaze Of Peter Jennings
10/22/2003
Getting It Done Under The Gaze Of Peter Jennings
10/22/2003
"Walk Back the Cat" -- Third in a series on intel assessments and Iraq
10/15/2003
"Walk back the cat" Part II
10/8/2003
"Walk back the cat"
10/1/2003
A Victory For the Civilized
9/24/2003
Conservative Lead Liberation of Iraq Unacceptable for Liberals
9/17/2003
Perseverance Will Defeat Terrorism
9/10/2003
America's Trump Card
9/7/2003
A War We Are Winning
8/27/2003
Why Didn't Amin Rot and Die in Jail?
8/22/2003
Will We a Have Deterrent for a Future Nuclear Attack?
8/14/2003
Michener Letter About the Necessity of the A-bomb
8/13/2003
Jemaah Islamiya (AKA Al Qaeda) Alive and Kicking in Southeast Asia
8/6/2003
An Intelligence Failure with Catastrophic Consequences
7/30/2003
Iraq Isn't Vietnam
7/23/2003
Congo Tragedy
7/16/2003
Liberian Chaos
7/9/2003
Democratization is a Messy Business
7/9/2003
Anatomy of an Ambush
6/25/2003
Bad Month for Diplomats
6/18/2003
"Let's say you survived the nerve gas..."
6/11/2003
Why the Dictators Hate the U.S.
6/4/2003
The Need for Missile Defense
5/29/2003
Remember Afghanistan?
5/21/2003
Mr. Kim's Neighborhood
5/14/2003
Does Accounting For Saddam's WMD Matter?
5/7/2003
Bug Kicks Tiger
4/30/2003
Garner's Media Woes: When Will They Learn
4/23/2003
What Does the Quick Victory Bring?
4/16/2003
Urban Judo
4/9/2003
After the Bullets Comes the Re-Building
4/9/2003
Just Give CENTCOM a Chance
4/5/2003
What's going on inside Iraq's high command?
4/2/2003
How long will the war last? Who knows, but here's a guess.
3/28/2003
Military Synergism Meets Baghdad
3/26/2003
Rolling to Baghdad
3/26/2003
Squeezing Baghdad
3/26/2003
Twelve Years, Seven Months and No More Counting
3/19/2003
Saddam's Victims
3/13/2003
Iraq March 2003, What Happens Next?
3/5/2003
The Mother of All Debates?
2/26/2003
Will the U.N. Become the League of Nations?
2/22/2003
The Formula for Hell in the 21st Century
2/19/2003
To Explore, or Not To Explore, That Is The Question.
2/5/2003
Know Your Enemy
1/29/2003
Iraq: The Fighting Never Stopped
1/22/2003
United Nation's Credibility: Torn, Ripped, and Shredded
1/15/2003
What the US Needs is a Liberal Hawk
1/8/2003
Can the U.S. Handle both Korea and Iraq?
1/2/2003
The Christmas Rush
12/27/2002
Little Wars Cripple Small Countries in Big Ways
12/19/2002
McDonalds: the Best Weapon Against Terrorism
12/11/2002
Peace and Security Breed Prosperity: A Lesson from Uganda
12/4/2002
The BBC Weapon of Mass Instruction
11/20/2002
U.S. Good Cops - Bad Cops
11/13/2002
Al Qaeda Fighting American Robots
11/13/2002
Zimbabwe the Next Genocidal Killing Field
10/30/2002
North Korea's Nuclear Revelations
10/23/2002
Baghdad the Day After: Revisited
10/16/2002
Is a Coup Possible in Iraq?
10/9/2002
McDermott and Bonior the Neville Chamberlains of Our Time
10/9/2002
An Islamic Reformation
9/19/2002
Osama bin Laden's Unintended Legacy
9/12/2002
9/11: Images We Cannot and Should not Forget
9/11/2002
America's Vacation is Over
9/4/2002
Iraq - No Discipline, No Loyalty, No Win
8/29/2002
Mud, the Crusader and Inter-Service Distrust
8/22/2002
Homeland Security: Security versus Liberty
8/15/2002
Homeland Security: Offense as Homeland Defense
8/8/2002
Homeland Security: Disseminating the Information, No Easy Task
8/3/2002
Homeland Security: Defending Infrastructure
7/25/2002
Homeland Security: Role of the Individual American Citizen
7/20/2002
The Eagle's and the Bear's Relationship Redefined
7/11/2002
Remembering the Atlantic Charter
7/3/2002
A Full Report on Operation Anaconda -- America's First Battle of the 21st Century.�A Complete�After Action Interview with COL Weircinski
6/29/2002
Q & A With An Anaconda Vet
6/27/2002
World Cup Soccer a Reflection of Global Affairs
6/24/2002
What Do Mating Dinosaurs and Merging Government Agencies Have In Common?
6/13/2002
Bingo Games and Toasted Muffins
5/30/2002
Investigating 9-11
5/23/2002
Enemies Beware, "Transformation" of Democracy's Arsenal
5/16/2002
What Can Solve the Palestinian Problem? Money!
5/9/2002
Invasion Iraq
5/1/2002
The Curious State of Iran
4/24/2002
Baghad, the Morning After
4/18/2002
Babies, Shekels and Bullets
4/10/2002
Iraqi Blood Money
4/4/2002
"Thinking Red"
3/27/2002
"Micro-development" Offers New Hope in Third World Countries
3/27/2002
Anti-Americans Struggle to Find Their Voice After 9-11
3/13/2002
A Long and Difficult War
3/7/2002
Daniel Pearl's Murder Reinforces West's Sense of Purpose.
2/28/2002
Africa's "Slobo"
2/20/2002
"French Hiss"
2/14/2002
List of Horrors
2/7/2002
The Legal Limbo at Guantanamo
1/30/2002
The Philippines Is No Afghanistan
1/23/2002
What Is Still Keeping Donald Rumsfeld Up Late At Night? - It Isn't Letterman.
1/17/2002
Somalia: Planet's Foremost "Failed State"
1/17/2002
Indian and Pakistani Hostilities Rekindled
12/29/2001
Arafat's Uncertain Future
12/21/2001
On to Baghdad or Somalia or Yemen or ...
12/13/2001
So what comes after the caves?
12/7/2001
The Millennial War Is Clearly a Fight for the Future
11/29/2001
Bolton's List of The Evil, The Bad and The Ugly
11/22/2001
The Diplomacy of Battlefield Victory
11/15/2001
The "Chit-Chat" Class Loses Patience with the War
11/7/2001
Humanitarian Aid Critical to Success of US's War on Terrorism
10/31/2001
Homeland Defense From the Frontlines
10/24/2001
High Noon in Afghanistan: The SOF and Osama Shoot It Out
10/18/2001
"HA and HE"
10/11/2001
Why Afghanistan Will Topple Itself
10/3/2001
Target. Besiege. Strike.
9/26/2001
War On Terrorism Will Take Guts
9/19/2001
The World Trade Center Attack 21st Century Pearl Harbor
9/11/2001
World Festival of Hate Rhetoric and Inflammatory Theatrics
9/5/2001
Operation Essential Harvest, NATO Brings Gun Control to the Balkans
8/29/2001
The Tangled Web of Terrorism
8/22/2001
Lost Boy Tommy Must Bid Bye-Bye to Slick Willie Pan's Never Never Land
8/15/2001
An End to the Korean War, Wishful Thinking?
8/9/2001
August the Month of Saddam Hussein
8/2/2001
"Cool Hand" Putin
7/25/2001
The End of the Two War Strategy
7/19/2001
HEY! Get that marine out of my backyard!
7/11/2001
Milosevic Did The Crime, But Will He Do The Time?
7/4/2001
Shinseki's Berets Endanger Medium Brigade
6/29/2001
NATO Expansion, Anchorage for Emerging Democracies
6/20/2001
"Royal Air Force may recruit Luftwaffe pilots." It isn't a Joke but European Leadership is.
6/13/2001
Ground Pounders vs. Smart Bombs: Lessons from Macedonia
6/6/2001
Hope for the Political Football (Better Known as sub-Saharan Africa) of the Left and Right
5/30/2001
Are Californians Stupid?
5/24/2001
The International Fallout of Foot and Mouth Disease
5/16/2001
Playing the Bad Guy is Fun and Infomative!
5/9/2001
ABM Treaty Bites the Dust
5/2/2001
China's Imitation Media
4/25/2001
Rogue Voyage of a 21st Century African Slave Ship
4/20/2001
China's Boistrous Borders
4/20/2001
The USA is China's Devil du Jour
4/20/2001
It's a Cold Snap, No Cold War
4/20/2001
What's Keeping Donald Rumsfeld Up Late At Night?
1/23/2001

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