Americans need to guard against an authoritarian impulse whose existence in their body politic is now demonstrably real.
By going after the Taliban instead of singling out al-Qaida in the early days of calm following Kabul's collapse in late 2001, the Americans took off after the wrong target.
[I]t is extremely difficult to find a clearly defined political strategy within all the hostility from the president.
Russia’s alleged meddling in American elections isn’t something bizarre, but on the contrary, a cyber age reproduction of what the U.S. itself has been doing for many years.
Jeff Bezos seems to have amassed incalculable power over the last few years.
Like in the famous bikini metaphor, those 2,890 uncovered files become irrelevant because all the attention is on what remains covered.
“Nonetheless, given the personalities of the two leaders involved, one cannot rule out that sheer personal pique could become a direct factor in triggering a war,” notes Pillar now at Georgetown University.