Foreign Affairs
Conserving International Order Mar. 10, 2019 Real Clear Politics
Rethinking Democracy Promotion and Nationalism Mar. 3, 2019 A review of The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth by Michael Mandelbaum Real Clear Politics
Crafting a Constructive Gaza Policy Dec. 27, 2018 Real Clear Politics
Israel Wrestles With Nationalism and Freedom Aug. 29, 2018 A review of The Virtue of Nationalism by Yoram Hazony Real Clear Politics
Israel Can Ease Gaza Tensions, But So Must the UN June 8, 2018 Real Clear Politics
An Israeli's Overture to His Palestinian Neighbors May 12, 2018 A review of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi Real Clear Politics
Vilifying Israel, Corrupting the University Apr. 14, 2018 Real Clear Politics
Calling Out the Tellers of Anti-Israel Lies Oct. 27, 2017 A review of Industry of Lies by Ben-Dror Yemini Real Clear Politics
Why Legal Avenues to Mideast Peace Are Misguided Sept. 13, 2017 Real Clear Politics
What Left & Right Missed in Trump's Warsaw Speech July 31, 2017 Real Clear Politics
Why Mideast Peace Ambitions Must Be Dialed Back June 17, 2017 A review of Catch 67 by Micah Goodman Real Clear Politics
Weaponized International Law Jan. 7, 2017 Real Clear Politics
What Trump Needs to Know About the Middle East Dec. 4, 2016 A review of Ike’s Gamble by Michael Doran Real Clear Politics
Giving Israel Its Due Oct. 18, 2016 A review of Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn by Daniel Gordis Defining Ideas
How the Iran Deal Aids Hezbollah, Imperils Israel Sept. 17, 2016 Real Clear Politics
AP Course Standards Have Fallen Prey to Partisanship Sept. 3, 2016 Real Clear Politics
Obama and Iran: A Misguided Messianic Mission Aug. 22, 2016 A review of The Iran Wars by Jay Solomon Real Clear Politics
Civics Textbook Wars: Israeli Right Strikes Back June 28, 2016 Real Clear Politics
Foreign Policy Fueled by Fantasy Apr. 5, 2016 A review of Mission Failure by Michael Mandelbaum Real Clear Politics
What Was Wrong with the Old Zionism? Mar. 30, 2016 A review of A Political Theory for the Jewish People by Chaim Gans Mosaic Magazine
Israel's 'Sorrow of the Left' Mar. 24, 2016 Real Clear Politics
Regional Peace Plan May Hold Hope for Israel Dec. 31, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Obama's Distorted Views on Israel Nov.-Dec. 2015 Moment
20 Years After Death, Rabin's Leadership Unmatched Oct. 24, 2015 A review of Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel by Dan Ephron Real Clear Politics
Obama's Tattered Middle East Policy Oct. 13, 2015 A review of Doomed to Succeed by Dennis Ross Real Clear Politics
Iran Deal Throws Sparks on Mideast Tinderbox Sept. 10, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Walzer's Paradox August 2015 A review of The Paradox of Liberation by Michael Walzer First Things
U.S. Universities -- Not So Innocent Abroad? June 30, 2015 A response to "Innocents Abroad? Liberal Educators in Illiberal Societies" by Jim Sleeper Real Clear Politics
Anti-Israel Group a Threat to Liberal Democracy June 17, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Nine Questions Obama Wasn't Asked on Israel June 11, 2015 Real Clear Politics
The Obama Doctrine: A Recipe for Failure Overseas May 21, 2015 A review of The Obama Doctrine by Colin Dueck Real Clear Politics
Bibi Won, But Path Forward Won't Veer Right Mar. 18, 2015 Real Clear Politics
"Conservatarians" Welcome Both Cowboys, Community Mar. 8, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Why the Left Casts a Blind Eye on Radical Islam Feb. 7, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Israel's Jewish Nation-State Proposal Still Looms Jan. 4, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Lessons for Obama in a Still Relevant 1964 Text Dec. 16, 2014 A review of the 50th-anniversary edition of Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism by James Burnham Real Clear Politics
How Not to Help the Ultra-Orthodox Dec. 8, 2014 A response to "Are the Ultra-Orthodox the Key to Israel's Future?" by Aharon Ariel Lavi Mosaic
Assault on Israel Shifts from Warfare to Lawfare Nov. 28, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Bret Stephens's Call for Robust US Foreign Policy Nov. 16, 2014 A review of America in Retreat by Bret Stephens Real Clear Politics
How the Foreign Language Gap Can Be Bridged Nov. 1, 2014 Real Clear Politics
John Kerry Fails to Hold Hamas Accountable Oct. 22, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Obama and Islam: A Tale of Three Speeches Sept. 23, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Burmese Visitors Get a Taste of Democracy and Hope July 25, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Partial Unilateral Withdrawal: Israel's Next Step? May 30, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Global Capitalism: A Vital Foreign Policy Tool Apr. 9, 2014 A review of The Road to Global Prosperity by Michael Mandelbaum Real Clear Politics
A One-State Mideast Solution? It Won't Work. Apr. 3, 2014 A review of The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East by Caroline Glick Real Clear Politics
Build the Infrastructure for Arab-Israeli Peace Mar. 17, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Exceptionalism Doesn't Work That Way Feb. 1, 2014 A response to Peter Beinart National Journal
10 Roadblocks to Mideast Peace Dec. 31, 2013 Real Clear Politics
On Iran, Divide Among Israelis Is Not So Large Dec. 12, 2013 Real Clear Politics
Liberals' Love-Hate Relationship with the Law Dec. 2, 2013 Real Clear Politics
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Israel's Vitality and Vulnerability Nov. 18, 2013 A review of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit Real Clear Politics
A Must-Read Book for Brokers of Mideast Peace Talks Oct. 27, 2013 A review of Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation by Yossi Klein Halevi Real Clear Politics
The Path to Peace in the Holy Land Sept. 26, 2013 Defining Ideas
Israel Must Bring Ultra-Orthodox into the Fold Sept. 8, 2013 Real Clear Politics
Oversimplifying Israel June 11, 2013 Based on remarks delivered May 22, 2013, at the Center for the National Interest The National Interest
Incremental Goals Are Key in Kerry's Peace Quest May 20, 2013 Real Clear Politics
Much Rides on Obama's Visit to Israel Mar. 18, 2013 Real Clear Politics
The Constitution and Globalization Aug./Sept. 2012 A review of Taming Globalization: International Law, the US Constitution, and the New World Order by Julian Ku and John Yoo Policy Review
Reconsidering the Arab Spring Apr./May 2012 A review of The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East by Kenneth M. Pollack (et al.) Policy Review
A Misreading of Law and History on Preemptive Strikes Mar. 11, 2012 Real Clear Politics
Would a Military Strike Against Iran Be Legal? Mar. 4, 2012 Real Clear Politics
Shawcross on Terror Feb./Mar. 2012 A review of Justice and the Enemy: From the Nuremberg Trials to Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, by William Shawcross Policy Review
Liberal Internationalism and Freedom June/July 2011 A review of Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order by G. John Ikenberry Policy Review
The Goldstone Mess Apr./May. 2011 A review of The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict, edited by Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner and Philip Weiss Policy Review
Truman, Reagan, and Bush Were Right Feb. 23, 2011
Contemplating Egypt at the Herzliya Conference Feb. 11, 2011
The Goldstone Report and International Law Aug./Sept. 2010 Policy Review
Going Backwards in Beirut Nov. 30, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Obama's Middle East Gambit Sept. 28, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Bibi's Choice July 13, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Downwind from Iran: Why They're Nervous in the Gulf Apr. 6, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Waltzing Among the Rockets Feb. 16, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Power Misdirected Fall 2008 The Hoover Digest
Bookends: 11/9 and 9/11 Fall 2008 A review of America Between the Wars‚ From 11/9 to 9/11: The Misunderstood Years Between the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Start of the War on Terror by Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier, and The Return of History and the End of Dreams by Robert Kagan World Affairs
An Unfortunate Israeli Export Sept. 29, 2008 The Weekly Standard
Peaceless Aug./Sept. 2008 A review of The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace by Aaron David Miller Policy Review
Answering Edward Said June/July 2008 A review of Defending the West by Ibn Warraq Policy Review
Fighting Jihad Apr./May 2008 A review of Faith, Reason, and the War against Jihadism by George Weigel Policy Review
The Iranian Threat Won't Just Go Away Mar. 18, 2008 The Jerusalem Report
Teaching The Federalist in South Korea Feb. 29, 2008 National Review Online
The Neocons and Iraq Feb. 16, 2008 The Wall Street Journal
Exceptionally American Feb./Mar. 2008 A review of God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World by Walter Russell Mead Policy Review
Ehud Olmert's Israel Feb. 4, 2008 The Weekly Standard
Democracy at Home Oct. 22, 2007 A review of Democracy's Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World's Most Popular Form of Government by Michael Mandelbaum The Weekly Standard
Vulgarizing the War Debate Aug./Sept. 2007 A review of The Matador's Cape: America's Reckless Response to Terror by Stephen Holmes Policy Review PDF version
War-Torn Democrats Aug./Sept. 2006 A review of With All Our Might: A Progressive Strategy for Defeating Jihadism and Defending Liberty, edited by Will Marshall, and The Good Fight: Why Liberals --- and Only Liberals --- Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again by Peter Beinart Policy Review PDF version
Executive Muscle Jan. 15, 2006 A review of The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11 by John Yoo The New York Post
Speaking Their Language Oct. 4, 2005 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
A Worthy War Critic Oct./Nov. 2005 A review of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer Policy Review
Eye on 2007: Kuwait's Women Prepare for Their First Election July 8, 2005 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
Liberty First, Democracy Later June 10, 2005 Haaretz
They've Kuwaited Long Enough May 4, 2005 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
Studying Islam, Strengthening The Nation Apr. 12, 2005 The Washington Post
Liberalism and Power 2004 In Beyond Paradise and Power, ed. Tod Lindberg (New York: Routledge)
Destructive Decision July 12, 2004 p. 9 The New York Sun
Political Paradoxes June 29, 2004 p. 10 The New York Sun
Demography and Security in Israel June 5, 2004 [This originally appeared in the June 14 issue under a title that inadvertently encouraged opinions about the issue at variance with the tone and argument of the article.] The Weekly Standard
The Case for the War in Iraq Apr. 16, 2004 Syndicated by Knight-Ridder as a Hoover Institution Weekly Essay The Stanford Daily News
Israel's House Divided Apr. 12/19, 2004 The Weekly Standard
Fukuyama in Tel Aviv Mar. 19, 2004 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
An Oasis: Kuwaiti Women Make Progress Mar. 3, 2004 National Review (online exclusive)
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Mar. 1, 2004 The Weekly Standard
Reclash of Civilizations Feb. 15, 2004 The Boston Globe
The Liberal Arts in Kuwait Jan. 28, 2004 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
The Israeli Summit: Talking National Security in Herzliya Dec. 19, 2003 National Review (online exclusive)
Bush and the Liberal Tradition Nov. 14, 2003 Upfront, p. 15 The Jerusalem Post
Democracy in Kuwait July 11, 2003 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
What Hath Strauss Wrought June 2, 2003 The Weekly Standard
Hypocrisy at the UN Mar. 24, 2003 pp. 17-18 The Weekly Standard
Hamilton, Madison and Jay in Jerusalem Dec. 2, 2002 The Weekly Standard
Byron at Ground Zero Nov. 4, 2002 A review of Romantics at War: Glory and Guilt in the Age of Terrorism by George P. Fletcher pp. 31-37 The New Republic
The Good Fight May 10, 1999 pp. 20-21 The New Republic