Andrew Bacevich

International

What ‘America is back’ really means

The idea that a US-led bloc of Western nations will determine the future of the planet will become increasingly implausible

By Andrew Bacevich

International

Biden, Blinken and the Blob

The challenges facing the incoming president may demand more than a return to normalcy

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

The integrity of the Constitution must be protected

Many observers worried about a close election with no clear outcome leading to a constitutional crisis of some sort

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

Biden is not the president America needs

First, he is old. Second, he is old-school

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

End of empire

The era of US dominion has now passed

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

Trump’s America needs the conservative tradition

Conservatism is more akin to an ethos or a disposition than to a fixed ideology

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

Still, the Global War on Terrorism goes on

The national security establishment turns its attentions to China, having completely failed to learn from past failures

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

Will American exceptionalism survive the pandemic?

By and large, the world’s most powerful and most expensive military establishment is not proving terribly relevant

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

How to end endless wars

If politicians really wanted to ‘support the troops’, they’d introduce mandatory national service

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

Does Trump have a better idea than endless wars?

Few in Washington acknowledge the scope of the self-inflicted wounds the US has sustained since 9/11

By Andrew Bacevich

Middle East

The diplomacy of deference

Trump’s actions are constrained by what Saudi and Israeli leaders are willing to tolerate

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

Trump lays bare America’s smelly little orthodoxies

Through his preposterousness, the President exposes the smugness, cant, and corruption of our politics

By Andrew Bacevich

Europe

The troika of absurdity

Only one possible explanation exists for the breathtaking cynicism implicit in Bolton’s speech: domestic politics

By Andrew Bacevich

Politics

Seeing red: where did all the deficit-cutting Republicans go?

None of the usual arguments made to justify deficit spending apply

By Andrew Bacevich

In the age of Trump’s ‘fire and fury’, how can you tell what American foreign policy is?

By now, most policymakers have learned to not take the president seriously.

By Andrew Bacevich

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