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Washington Times, April 21, 2014.  Review of The Shock and Awing of America: Echoing Consequences of Fear and Alienation, by Ximena Ortiz (Washington, D.C.: Create Space, 2013).

“Taming International Law with Presidential Supremacy,” Liberty Fund Online Library of Law and Liberty, May 2012.  Review of Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S Constitution and the New World Order, by Julian Ku and John Yoo.

‘The Hagiography of Mr. Holbrooke,” National Interest May-June 2012.  Review of The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World, edited by Derek Chollet and Samantha Power.

"What Lies Beneath," American Review 58 (Summer 2011). Review of Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics, by John J. Mearsheimer.

Pacific Affairs 84, no. 1 (Spring 2011). Review of American Sanctions in the Asia-Pacific, by Brendan Taylor.

Mediterranean Quarterly 20, no. 1 (Winter 2009).  Review of The Coming Balkan Caliphate: The Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the West, by Christopher Deliso.

“Taiwanese Linchpin,” The American Conservative, November 5, 2007.  Review of A War Like No Other: The Truth About China’s Challenge to America, by Richard C. Bush and Michael E. O’Hanlon. 

“Learning Lessons at the Periphery,” Chronicles,  January 2006.  Review of Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq, by Larry Diamond. 

Political Science Quarterly, 116, no. 4 (Winter 2001-2002). Review of Explaining NATO Enlargement, ed. by Robert W. Rauchhaus. 

“Woodrow Wilson, R.I.P.: The Folly of Humanitarian Intervention,” Reason (November 2001). Review of Wilson’s Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catastrophe in the 21st Century, by Robert S. McNamara and James G. Blight, and Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat, by Gen. Wesley K. Clark. 

"Imperial Blunder," Harvard International Review 21, no.3 (Summer 1999).  Review of America's Imperial Burden by Ernest Lefever. 

International History Review 20, no. 4 (December 1998). Review of Send Guns and Money: Security Assistance and U.S. Foreign Policy, by Duncan L. Clarke, Daniel B. O'Connor, and Jason B. Ellis. 

"Democracy and War," Independent Review 2 (Winter 1998). [Review of Power Kills: Democracy as a Method of Nonviolence, by R. J. Rummel].   

Pay Any Price: Lyndon Johnson and the Wars for Vietnam, by Lloyd C. Gardner, Independent Review 2 (Fall 1997). 

"The Fourth Estate and the Secret State," Liberty, July 1996. [Review of Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and FBI, by Kathyrn S. Olmsted]. 

"Resistance Tactics," Reason, January 1995. [Review of Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: The Dynamics of People Power in the Twentieth Century, by Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler]. 

"Beyond Intervention," Reason, October 1992. 

"Cocaine Blues," Reason, August-September 1990. [Review of White Labyrinth: Cocaine and Political Power, by Rensselaer W. Lee, III]. 

"Defending America's 'Peace Shield'," Reason, January 1989. [Review of While Others Build: The Commonsense Approach to the Strategic Defense Initiative, by Angelo Codevilla]. 

“Vietnam: Leftist Dissection Not Incisive,” Reason, January 1987. [Review of Anatomy of a War: Vietnam, the United States, and the Modern Historical Experience, by Gabriel Kolko].

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

“Washington’s Fondness for ‘friendly’ Dictators,” National Interest Online, August 17, 2015.

“Seeking an Elusive Balance in U.S. Attitudes toward China,” China-U.S. Focus, July 27, 2015.

“Keeping Americans Excited about War,” National Interest Online, July 17, 2015.

“The New Front in the Global War on Drugs,” National Interest Online, June 29, 2015.

“Synthetic Drugs Are Very Dangerous.  Let’s Legalize Them,” Washington Post, June 18, 2015.

“Turbulent Triangle: U.S., Russia, China Relations,” Aspenia Online, June 17, 2015.

“A Chinese Pivot to Latin America?”  China-U.S. Focus, June 8, 2015.

“Here’s How to Avoid World War III,” National Interest Online, June 3, 2015.  (Also appeared in Yahoo! News, June 3, 2015).

“Should the U.S. Set Up a ‘No-Fly’ Zone Over Northern Syria?” Newsweek, June 2, 2015.

“Washington’s Free-Riding East Asian Allies,” Aspenia Online, May 22, 2015.

“Is America about to Make a Fatal Mistake in the South China Sea?” National Interest Online, May 18, 2015.

“NATO, European Spending, and U.S. Grievances,” Aspenia Online, May 12, 2015.

“Ambivalence about a More Assertive Japan,” China-U.S. Focus, April 29, 2015.

“No Cigar: Obama’s Cuba Critics Are Dead Wrong,” National Interest Online, April 17, 2015.

“A Really Bad Idea: A ‘Limited’ War with Iran,” National Interest Online, April 14, 2015.

“America: Its Own Worst Nuclear Enemy,” Real Clear Defense, April 6, 2015.

“Blast from the Past: When Hawks Wanted to Bomb a ‘Suicidal’ China,” National Interest Online, April 1, 2015.

“Venezuela’s Obnoxious Regime Is Not a Security Threat,” National Interest Online, March 12, 2015.

“Declining Oil Prices Will Not Lead to Iran’s Surrender on the Nuclear Issue,” Gulan Magazine, March 12, 2015.

“Japan’s Growing Quarrel with South Korea: Is China the Main Beneficiary?” China-U.S. Focus, March 5, 2015.

“Washington’s Foreign Policy Folly,” Chronicles, March 2015.

“The Dangerous Island Dispute No One Is Talking About,” National Interest Online, February 23, 2015.  (Also appeared in Yahoo! News, February 23, 2015.)

“NATO’s Most Problematic Member: An Authoritarian Turkey,” Aspenia Online, February 11, 2015.

“We Can Live with an (Almost) Nuclear Iran,” National Interest Online, February 7, 2015.

“A Strategy for Achieving U.S., Chinese, and Russian Cooperation on North Korea,” China-U.S. Focus, January 30, 2015.

“Watch Out, America: Mexico May Be the Next Failed State,” National Interest Online, January 29, 2015. (Also appeared in Yahoo! News, January 29, 2015, with the same title, and in the Anchorage Daily Planet, January 31, 2015, with the same title.)

“Washington and the Geopolitical Benefits of Plunging Oil Prices: Real, but Limited,” Aspenia Online, January 19, 2015.

“Better Than New Sanctions: Could Obama’s Cuba Strategy Work with North Korea?” National Interest Online, January 3, 2015.  (Also appeared in Pakistan Defence, January 6, 2015).

“Baltic Republics Not Serious about Defending Themselves,” Newsweek, December 19, 2014. 

“Turkey: NATO’s Loose Cannon,” Gulan Magazine, December 18, 2014.

“Taiwan’s Resurgent Assertiveness: A New Worry for Washington,” China-U.S. Focus, December 18, 2014.

“The Cuba Opening: American Foreign Policy Meets Reality,” National Interest Online, December 18, 2014.

“Washington Refuses to Face Contradictions in ISIS Fight,” Gulan Magazine, December 12, 2014.

“At the I.C.C., Due Process Deficiencies Mar Credibility,” New York Times, December 11, 2014.

“The Next Flash Point between China and America: Taiwan?” National Interest Online, December 5, 2014.

“The U.S. Needs to Recognize Russia’s Monroe Doctrine,” Defense One, December 5, 2014.

“India and the United States: Neither Adversaries nor Allies,” Aspenia Online, November 28, 2014.

“America’s Dangerous Double Standard on Air and Sea ‘Provocations,’” National Interest Online, November 24, 2014.

“A Grave Threat to NATO (And It’s Not Russia’s Military),” National Interest Online, November 13, 2014. (Also appeared in Yahoo! News.com, November 13, 2014).

“Caught in the Middle: Beijing’s Reaction to U.S.-Russian Tensions,” China-U.S. Focus, November 10, 2014.

“Just Say ‘No’: Time to End the War on Drugs in Afghanistan,” (co-authored with Christopher Preble), National Interest Online, November 3, 2014.  (Also appeared in Antiwar.com, November 5, 2014).

“America’s Fatal Blunder in the War against ISIS,” National Interest Online, October 15, 2014.

“Beijing’s New Charm Offensive,” China-U.S. Focus, October 8, 2014.

“Saudi Arabia: An Unsavory, Untrustworthy Member of the Anti-ISIL Coalition,” Gulan Magazine, October 7, 2014.

“Beware, China: Taiwan Is Watching Your Every Move in Hong Kong,” National Interest Online, October 4, 2014.

“The War against ISIS: Moving Beyond Convenient Myths,” Aspenia Online, September 23, 2014.

"Will America Ever Learn from Its Middle East Mistakes?” National Interest Online, September 22, 2014.

“Why ISIS Has an Abundance of Modern Weapons,” Gulan Magazine, September 19, 2014.

“U.S. Spy Planes Monitoring China at Close Range: Legal but Unwise,” China-U.S. Focus, September 10, 2014.

“How the West Should Respond to a Divided Iraq—And Not Intervene Again,” Aspenia Online, August 28, 2014.

“Should Washington Accept a Chinese Monroe Doctrine?” China-U.S. Focus, August 21, 2014.    (Also appeared in Huffington Post, August 26, 2014).

“Obama’s China Policy Is Doomed,” National Interest Online, August 16, 2014.  

“Washington Still Can’t Pick Foreign Clients,” American Conservative August 4, 2014.

“China’s Bold Course in the South China Sea,” in National Interest Online, July 25, 2014. 

“The Child Migrant Crisis Is Just the Latest Disastrous Consequence of America’s Drug War,” Washington Post Online, July 21, 2014.

“China Courts South Korea: Opportunities and Risks for the United States,” China-U.S. Focus, July 16, 2014.

“China’s Two Ultimate Weapons: History and Nationalism,” National Interest Online, July 16, 2014.

“U.S. Should Respect Kurdistan’s Decision about Iraq’s Future,” Gulan Magazine, July 9, 2014.

“Drug Cartels Are Causing a Refugee Crisis,” Global Public Square, CNN.com, July 8, 2014.

“The Taiwan Issue Shows Signs of Re-Igniting,” China-U.S. Focus, July 3, 2014.

“Intransigent Diplomacy,” Chronicles, July 2014.

“From Stalwarts to Scapegoats: Washington’s Foreign Clients,” National Interest Online, June 27, 2014.

“An “Austria Model” for Afghanistan: Worth a Try,” Aspenia Online, June 18, 2014.

“Al Qaeda and the Taliban: Not the Same Thing,” National Interest Online, June 18, 2014.

“Is Japan Serious about a New Security Role?” China-U.S. Focus, June 5, 2014.

“Did Iraq Just Vote to Commit Suicide?” Gulan Magazine, June 2, 2014.

“Endorsement Demise: Washington Embraces Bogus Freedom Fighters,” Chronicles, June 2014.

“Could Washington Be Dragged into a ‘Sea’ of Fire?” National Interest Online, May 24, 2014.

“Beijing’s Growing Inability to Control Pyongyang,” China-U.S. Focus, May 23, 2014.

“Washington Enables Egypt’s New Dictators,” Gulan Magazine, May 21, 2014.

“Accepting Spheres of Influence in the 21st Century,” Aspenia Online, May 7, 2014.

"Washington’s Growing Security Ties with Manila Risk Alienating China,” China-U.S. Focus, April 28, 2014.

“Washington’s Biggest Strategic Mistake: Antagonizing Both Russia and China,” National Interest Online, April 18, 2014.  (Also appeared in Real Clear Defense, April 18, 2014).

“Beijing’s Nervous Ambivalence about Crimea,” China-U.S. Focus, March 31, 2014.

“Are the Baltic States Next?” National Interest Online, March 24, 2014.

“U.S. Security Retrenchment: The First Effects of a Modest Shift,” Aspenia Online, March 17, 2014.

“Ukraine Should Have Kept Its Nukes,” National Interest Online, March 12, 2014.

“Hagel’s Futile Quest for NATO Burden Sharing,” National Interest Online, March 4, 2014.

“A Turkish-Iranian Rapprochement: Regional Implications,” Gulan Magazine, March 9, 2014.

“Washington’s Dilemma with China: Security Versus Economics,” Aspenia Online, February 26, 2014.

“Washington’s Destructive Search for Reliable Arab Allies,” Aspenia Online, February 17, 2014.

“Time for Tough Love in East Asia,” National Interest Online, February 13, 2014.

“Is India the Latest Component of a U.S.-Led Encirclement Strategy Against China?” China-U.S. Focus, February 12, 2014.

“Japan’s Abrasive Conduct toward China and South Korea Causes Headaches for Washington,” China-U.S. Focus, January 17, 2014.

“The West and Iran in Central Asia: More Competition or Cooperation?” Aspenia Online, January 15, 2014. 

“Hawks Are Deluded about Iraq,” CNN.com, January 14, 2014.

“Can Iraq Survive?” National Interest Online, January 14, 2014.

“Iraqi Kurdistan: A New Regional Oil Hub,” Gulan Magazine, January 2, 2014.

“U.S. Response to China’s ADIZ Biased,” China Daily, December 23, 2013.

“Colombia: A Forgotten Front in the War on Drugs Heats Up,” National Interest Online, December 22, 2013.

“Vigilantes in Mexico: A Warning Sign of Chaos,” National Interest Online, December 11, 2013.

“The Kurdish Issue Returns to Prominence,” Aspenia Online, November 28, 2013.

China’s Meager Typhoon Aid: Is Beijing Sending a Geopolitical Message?” China-U.S. Focus, November 28, 2013.

“The Rise of Greater Kurdistan,” National Interest Online, November 25, 2013.

“NATO’s $1 Billion Monument to Irrelevance,” Orange County Register, November 20, 2013.

“Congress’ Worst-of-Both-Worlds Approach to Foreign Policy,” National Interest Online, November 13, 2013.

“Trading Liberty for Security,” Chronicles, November 2013.

“Tightrope Diplomacy: U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan,” China-U.S. Focus, October 31, 2013.

“Is Iraq Becoming a Failed State?” Gulan Magazine, October 22, 2013.

“Obama’s Dangerous South China Sea Strategy,” National Interest Online, October 21, 2013.

“War with Syria: Not Out of the Woods Yet,” National Interest Online, October 10, 2013.

“Fading Hopes for India as a Strategic Counterweight to China,” China-U.S. Focus, October 4, 2013.

“Drug Prohibition Is a Global Folly,” CNN.com, October 4, 2013.

“Troubled Triangle: Economic Constraints on Delhi, Beijing, and Washington,” Aspenia Online, October 2, 2013.

“Killing Due Process in the War on Terror,” Chronicles, October 2013.

“Bomb Syria to Intimidate Iran: Recycling a Bad Idea,” National Interest Online, September 17, 2013.

“World Has Not Stopped for Syria,” National Interest Online, September 11, 2013.

“North Korean Behavior, Chinese Pressures, and the Syrian Danger,” Aspenia Online, September 4, 2013.

“Syria and the Kosovo Precedent,” National Interest Online, August 28, 2013.

“Using the Kosovo Precedent in Syria: Damaging U.S. Relations with China and Russia,” China-U.S. Focus, August 28, 2013.  (Also appeared in Real Clear World under the title “U.S. Once Again Flouts Russian and Chinese Interests,” August 28, 2013).

“Kurds Battle Al Qaeda Affiliates,” Gulan Magazine, August 26, 2013.

“Syria’s Kurds Take the Offensive,” National Interest Online, August 22, 2013.

"Don’t Blame American Guns for Mexico’s Drug War,” National Interest Online, August 14, 2013. 

“Dangerous Congressional Meddling in the South China Sea,” China-U.S. Focus, August 12, 2013.  (Also appeared in Real Clear World, August 13, 2013).

“Eagle in a China Shop,” National Interest Online, July 25, 2013.  (Also appeared in Real Clear Politics, July 26, 2013).

“Ending a Dangerous Game: Territorial Disputes in East Asia,” China Daily, July 23, 2013. (Also appeared in AsiaOne, July 23, 2013, and under the title “U.S. Must Live Up to Neutrality Pledge in East Asia,” in Real Clear Politics, July 23, 2013).

“Mexican Drug Lord Captured—So What?” National Interest Online, July 19, 2013.

“East Asia Reacts to a Bolder Japan,” Aspenia Online, July 4, 2013.

“Helping Libya, Helping Syria,” National Interest Online, July 2, 2013.

“Japan’s Containment Strategy against China,” China-U.S. Focus, June 17, 2013.

“The U.S.-China Summit: Why Cooperation Remains Tentative,” Aspenia Online, June 10, 2013.

“Is Bahrain the Next Middle East Crisis?” Gulan Magazine, June 5, 2013.

"Syria’s Jihadist Rebels,” Chronicles, June 2013.

“Japan’s New Security Role in Asia,” National Interest Online, May 30, 2013.

“Prodding China to Pressure North Korea: How U.S. Policy Should Change,” Aspenia Online, May 5, 2013.

“Rational and Reckless Alliances,” National Interest Online, May 9, 2013.

“Turkey’s Resurgence: Implications for the Region,” Gulan Magazine, May 5, 2013.

“Armed, Overbearing, and Dangerous,” China Daily, May 3, 2013.  (Also appeared in Real Clear Politics, May 3, 2013).

“South Korea’s Growing Nuclear Flirtation,” China-U.S. Focus, April 24, 2013. (Also appeared in Real Clear Politics, April 25, 2013).

“Exploit Beijing’s Nuclear Nightmare,” National Interest Online, April 19, 2013.

“Is the U.S. Souring on Maliki’s Government?” Gulan Magazine, April 14, 2013.

“On North Korea, Keep Calm and Carry On,” U.S. News & World Report, April 11, 2013. (Also appeared in Real Clear Politics, April 12, 2013).

“Vigilantes Against Mexico’s Cartels,” National Interest Online, April 11, 2013.

“China’s Military Spending”: No Cause for Panic,” Aspenia Online, April 4, 2013.

“Can China Tame North Korea?” China-U.S. Focus, April 3, 2013.

“DPRK Is the World’s Responsibility, Not Just China’s,” China Daily, March 28, 2013.  (Also appeared in Real Clear Politics, March 29, 2013, and in El Ojo Digital—Buenos Aires, April 5, 2013).

“Conflicting Agendas: The U.S. and Its East Asian Allies,” China-U.S. Focus, March 20, 2013.

“How Washington Encourages Nuclear Proliferation,” National Interest Online, March 18, 2013. (Also appeared in Real Clear Politics, March 19, 2013).

“North Korea’s Mixed Signals,” Aspenia Online, March 13, 2013.

“Taiwan Challenges Its Neighbors,” National Interest Online, February 28, 2013. (Also appeared in Real Clear Politics (March 4, 2013).

“The Case Against Increased North Korea Sanctions,” U.S. News & World Report, February 21, 2013.

“Learning to Live with a Nuclear North Korea,” Washington Post Outlook Section, February 17, 2013.

“Japan’s Strategic Re-Awakening,” Aspenia Online, February 6, 2013.

“Caught in the Middle: Syria’s Kurdish Population—and the U.S.,” Gulan Magazine, February 4, 2013.

“The Torture Temptation,” National Interest Online, February 1, 2013.

“North Korea as an Opportunity for China-U.S. Cooperation,” China-U.S. Focus, January 25, 2013.

“Serbia’s Olive Branch,” National Interest Online, January 22, 2013.

“Why Hawks Fear Chuck Hagel,” U.S. News & World Report, January 17, 2013.

“China as a Prickly, but Pragmatic, Revisionist Power,” Aspenia Online, January 17, 2013.

“Kurdistan’s Syrian Refugee Crisis,” Gulan Magazine, January 7, 2013.

“The Iraq Debacle Continues,” National Interest Online, January 3, 2013.

“Pyongyang Is Still Deterred,” National Interest Online, December 20, 2012.

“Mexico Is Still Bleeding,” National Interest Online, December 14, 2012.

“Baghdad’s Latest Confrontation with the KRG,” Gulan Magazine, December 11, 2012.

“How Mexico’s New President Can Make or Break Its Future,” U.S. News & World Report, December 6, 2012.

“Drug War’s Faulty Colombia Model,” National Interest Online. November 29, 2012.

“Washington’s Support for Turkey’s Regional Ambitions,” Gulan Magazine, November 19, 2012.

“The New Crisis in Bahrain,” National Interest Online, November 13, 2012.

“Dangerous Continuity: The Case of Kosovo in Obama’s Second Term,” Aspenia Online, November 12, 2012.

“China-Bashing Season Over, But Frictions Will Persist,” China Daily, November 9, 2012.

“The U.S. Should Be Wary of Arming Syrian Rebels,” U.S. News and World Report, November 1, 2012.

“Why Is Mexico’s Drug War Being Ignored?” CNN GPS, October 30, 2012.

“Mexico’s Drug Violence Seeps over the Border,” Huffington Post, October 26, 2012.

“Invisible Issue: Latin America in the U.S. Presidential Campaign,” Aspenia Online, October 23, 2012.

“Erdogan’s Kurdish Challenges,” Gulan Magazine, October 15, 2012.  (Also appeared in Gannett News Service, October 15, 2012.)

“This Time, China-Bashing May be More than Election-Year Politics,” Reuters, October 11, 2012.

“Newly Assertive Claimant: Taiwan Roils Islands Disputes,” China-U.S. Focus, October 6, 2012.

“Island Wars,” National Interest Online, October 1, 2012.

“Congress Cries War,” American Conservative, October 2012.

“Tense Triangle: Japan, China, and South Korea,” Aspenia, September 27, 2012.

“Washington’s Double Standard in Bahrain,” National Interest Online, September 18, 2012.

“The Syrian Civil War’s Global Implications,” Aspenia, September 10, 2012.

“Romney and Obama Foolishly Ignore the War on Drugs,” Huffington Post, September 4, 2012.

“Corruption, Drug Cartels and the Mexican Police,” National Interest Online, September 4, 2012.

“Washington’s Perilous Power Play,” China Daily, August 31, 2012.

“Sea Spats Pose Headache for U.S.,” China-U.S. Focus, August 28, 2012.

“Creating an Effective and Ethical Foreign Policy,” National Interest Online, August 17, 2012.

“Syria’s Civil War and the Dangers of a Middle East Power Struggle,” Aspenia Online, August 1, 2012.

“More Troubling Developments in Maliki’s Iraq,” Gulan Magazine, July 25, 2012.

“Growing Ties with Hanoi May Draw U.S. Deeper into South China Sea Dispute,” China-U.S. Focus, July 14, 2012.

“U.S. Sails into Dangerous Waters,” China Daily, July 6, 2012.

“The PRI Returns to Power in Mexico,” National Interest Online, July 5, 2012.

“Syria’s Domestic Cleavages: A Snare for Western Intervention,” Aspenia Online, July 5, 2012.

“The Syrian Crisis: Iraq Caught Between Iran and the United States,” Gulan Magazine, June 23, 2012.

“Mexico’s Drug Violence Marches North,” National Interest Online, June 12, 2012.

“China’s Nukes in the 1960s: Lessons for Today’s Iran Crisis,” Aspenia Online, June 5, 2012.

“Did Turkey Misuse U.S. Military Hardware?” Gulan Magazine, June 4, 2012.

“Failure to Launch,” Chronicles, June 2012.

“The U.S. Drug War Comes to Honduras,” National Interest Online, May 14, 2012.

“Time for U.S. to Normalize Ties with Pyongyang,” China Daily, May 11, 2012.

“Obama Behind the Curve on Drug War,” National Interest Online, May 4, 2012.

“President Barzani’s Visit and Washington’s Hedging Strategy,” Gulan Magazine, April 23, 2012.

“The Pernicious Myth that Iran Can’t be Deterred,” Aspenia Online, April 12, 2012.

“Iraq’s Choice of Destinies,” Gulan Magazine, April 11, 2012.

“Why China Balks at the U.S. on Syria and Iran,” China-U.S. Focus, March 16, 2012.

“Washington’s Fading Faith in Deterrence,” Aspenia Online, March 12, 2012.

“Questioning U.S. Military Deployments,” China Daily, March 8, 2012.

“Mexico: The Rot Deepens,” National Interest Online, March 5, 2012.  (Also appeared in Real Clear World, March 5, 2012.)

“Enlisting America,” The American Conservative, March 2012.

“Island of Calm: The KRG in a Volatile Region,” Gulan Magazine, February 29, 2012.

“Syria: Be Careful What You Wish For,” National Interest Online, February 28, 2012.

“Worrisome Belligerence: GOP Presidential Candidates and Foreign Policy,” Aspenia Online, February 15, 2012.  (Also appeared in Real Clear World, February 18, 2012.)

“Kurdistan at Risk of Being Caught in a Cross-Fire Between Iran and the West,” Gulan Magazine, February 8, 2012.

"Ma Ying-jeou’s Victory Provides Respite–Not Resolution–in Cross-Strait Tensions," China-U.S. Focus, January 25, 2012.

"Obama’s State of the Union: Too Little Foreign Policy," Aspenia Online, January 25, 2012.

"Grading Obama’s Foreign Policy," Foreign Policy Online, January 23, 2012.

"The End of the U.S.-Turkey Alliance?" National Interest Online, January 20, 2012.

"Broken Promise of Change: The Obama Administration’s Defense Strategy and Budget," Aspenia, January 16, 2012.

"For U.S. Election Candidates, China Is an Easy Target," China Daily, January 13, 2012.

"How the Mideast Was Lost," The American Conservative, January 2012.

"Syria Under Siege: Implications for the Kurdish Minority," Gulan Magazine, December 20, 2012.

"U.S. Mistakes Cause More Mexican Drug Murders," National Interest Online, December 16, 2011.

"Aftermath: The U.S. Troop Withdrawal and Its Implications for the KRG," Gulan Magazine. December 7, 2011.

"China’s Increased Assertiveness and Washington’s Unsubtle Response," Aspenia Online, December 6, 2011.

"Frustrated Pair Need to Act Together," China Daily, December 2, 2011.

"Violence Tests U.S. Prohibition," Philadelphia Inquirer, November 25, 2011.

"Mexico Sours on the Drug War," National Interest Online, November 16, 2011.

"A Gathering Storm: Baghdad’s Growing Authoritarianism Menaces the KRG," Gulan Magazine, October 26, 2011.

"Let Europeans Help the New Libya," Orange County Register, October 21, 2011.

"Cooperation and Rivalry: The United States and China Deal With Pakistan," Aspenia Online, October 14, 2011.

"Sea Change," Foreign Policy (November-December 2011).

"U.S. Needs to Make Up Its Mind About Taiwan," South China Morning Post, October 3, 2011.

"The Dangers of Rejecting Balkan Partitions," National Interest Online, September 30, 2011.

"Washington Placates a Rising China," China-U.S. Focus, September 28, 2011.

"Germany Makes Another Mess in the Balkans," National Interest Online, September 26, 2011.

"Off-Load Foreign Policy Problems, Don’t ‘Lead From Behind,’" Huffington Post, September 12, 2011.

"China’s Perilous Libyan Adventure," Aspenia Online, September 9, 2011.

"Mexico’s Unwinnable War," National Interest Online, September 2, 2011.

"Washington’s Hemispheric Headache: Authoritarian Populism," Aspenia Online, August 4, 2011.

"Walking a Tightrope: U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan," Daily Caller, July 26, 2011. (Also appeared in Real Clear World, July 29, 2011.)

"Washington’s Foreign Policy Hypochondria," National Interest Online, July 25, 2011.

"Troubled Neighbor: Washington’s Emerging Security Problem in Mexico," Aspenia Online, July 14, 2011.

"Washington Shifts Its Priorities Closer to Home," Aspenia Online, June 21, 2011.

"NATO: The Potemkin Alliance," Daily Caller, June 13, 2011.

"Good Revolutions Gone Bad," National Interest Online, June 1, 2011.

"Diplomatically Insulting the Chinese," National Interest Online, May 20, 2011.

"The Hypocritical Strain in U.S. Foreign Policy," National Interest Online, May 4, 2011.

"Reassessing China’s Rise: Knowns and Unknowns," Aspenia Online, April 4, 2011.

"Another War of Choice," National Interest Online, March 18, 2011.

"Memo to Hawks: Do Libyans a Favor and Don’t Do Them Any Favors," Politico, March 4, 2011.

"China’s (Mostly) Soft Imperialism," Aspenia Online, February 28, 2011. (Also appeared in Real Clear World, March 3, 2011).

"What Should U.S. Do About Egypt? Very Little," USA Today, February 11, 2011. (Also appeared in El Mercurio– Santiago, Chile, February 17, 2011, El Tiempo–Bogota, Colombia, February 17, 2011, and El Tiempo–Honduras, February 17, 2011, ABC Color–Paraguay, February 27, 2011; and La Nacion–Costa Rica, March 2, 2011.)

"Is the Mexican Government Going Easy on the Sinaloa Drug Cartel?" National Interest Online, February 10, 2011.

"When Pro-U.S. Tyrants Topple," Politico, February 8, 2011.

"A Rising China and America’s Dilemma," Aspenia Online, January 21, 2011.

"Winners and Losers Regarding Iraq," National Interest Online, January 15, 2011.

"America Alone: Whatever Happened to the Coalition of the Willing?" American Conservative,

January 2011.

"The Mexican Trickle Down Effect," National Interest Online, December 22, 2010.

"Sacrificing an Island," Washington Times, November 19, 2010.

"Mexico Bleeds Over the Border," National Interest Online, November 23, 2010.

"U.S. in Slumber as Mexico Drug War Rages," USA Today, October 13, 2010.

"Monterrey: The Latest Casualty in Mexico’s Drug War," National Interest Online, September 20, 2010.

"The Pentagon’s View of China: A Worried Assessment," Aspenia Online, August 26, 2010. (Also appeared in Real Clear World, August 30, 2010.)

"Hamid Karzai and America’s Vietnam Mistake," Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2010. (Coauthor with Malou Innocent.) (Also appeared in McClatchy News Service, August 16, 2010.)

"China Spats," National Interest Online, August 3, 2010.

"U.S. and China: Spats Over East Asian Security," Aspenia Online, August 2, 2010.

U.S. Defense Spending Subsidizes European Free-Riding Welfare States," Daily Caller, July 12, 2010. (Coauthor with Marian Tupy.)

"Escaping Mexico," National Interest Online, June 30, 2010.

"Iraq is Defenseless," National Interest Online, June 11, 2010.

"Obama's Clueless Security Strategy," National Interest Online, May 28, 2010 (Also appeared in Real Clear World, May 29, 2010.)

"Wary Cooperation: The 2010 China-U.S. Dialogue," Aspenia Online, May 26, 2010.

"Dealing with Iran," National Interest Online, May 14, 2010.

"Falling Out: America's Balky Turkish Ally," National Interest Online, April 23, 2010. (Also appeared in Agora, April 27, 2010.)

"Tokyo Rising," National Interest Online, April 7, 2010.

"How Should the White House Handle Karzai?" The Hill, April 7, 2010.

"China Syndrome," National Interest Online, March 23, 2010.  (Also appeared in The Daily Caller, March 23, 2010.)

"Bad Clients," National Interest Online, March 2, 2010.

"Why China and Russia Balk at Sanctions Against North Korea and Iran," Nuclear Proliferation Update, March 2010. (Also appeared in the Phhiladelphia Bulletin, March 28, 2010.)

"A Growing Disconnect," South China Morning Post, February 4, 2010. (Also appeared in the Orange County Register, February 5, 2010; Real Clear World, February 6, 2010; and World Bulletin, February 9, 2010.)

"New War Order: How Panama Set the Course for Post-Cold War Foreign Policy," American Conservative, February 2010.

"Conservative Leninists," Chronicles, February 2010.

"A New Dictator in Iraq?" National Interest Online, January 19, 2010.

"The Arms Dealer," National Interest Online, December 23, 2009. (Also appeared in Real Clear World, December 26, 2009.)

"Flashpoint Asia: Taiwan Strait," Diplomat, December 2009.

"U.S. Conduct Creates Perverse Incentives for Proliferation," Nuclear Proliferation Update, December 2009.

"Stoke China's Fears," National Interest Online, October 23, 2009.

"Define Success Down in Afghanistan," The Hill, October 8, 2009.

"Venezuela: A Proliferation Cloud in the Western Hemisphere," Nuclear Proliferation Update, October 2009.

"Storm Warning," South China Morning Post, September 26, 2009.

"A New Monroe Doctrine," National Interest Online, September 21, 2009. (Also appeared in Real Clear World, September 23, 2009.)

"Chaos on the Border," National Interest Online, September 11, 2009.

"Win, Hold, and Lose," National Interest Online, September 1, 2009. (Also appeared in Serbian News Network, September 3, 2009, and World Bulletin-Turkey, September 15, 2009.)

"United Colors of Democracy," American Conservative, September 2009.

"The Indefensible War on Drugs," Cato Unbound, August 31, 2009.

"Cracks in the Drug War Fortress," Cato Unbound, August 26, 2009.

"The Forty Years' War," Cato Unbound, August 24, 2009

"Only a Drastic Change in U.S. Drug Policy Will Ease the Carnage in Mexico," Cato Unbound, August 12, 2009.  (Also appeared in the El Paso Newspaper Tree, August 28, 2009.)

"Needed: A North Korean 'Plan B'," Chronicles, August 2009.

"Time to Go 'All In' on North Korea," National Interest Online, July 9, 2009.

"Nuclear Realities," National Interest Online, June 11, 2009.  (Also appeared in Real Clear World, June 12, 2009.)

"Which Side Is Bluffing in N. Korean Standoff?" South China Morning Post, May 29, 2009.  (Also appeared in L'Echo, Brussels, June 15, 2009.)

"Proliferated Nonsense," National Interest Online, May 20, 2009.

"China Ups the Ante," Chronicles, May 2009.

"Shooting Up the Border," National Interest Online, April 16, 2009.

"A Bold Plan B for North Korea," Christian Science Monitor, April 15, 2009.  (Also appeared in the Jakarta Globe, April 16, 2009, and Taiwan E News, April 17, 2009.)

"The Feckless Alliance," National Interest Online, April 6, 2009.

"NATO at 60: A Hollow Shell," Chronicles, April 2009.

"Bad Neighbors," National Interest Online, March 9, 2009.

"Fight Drugs or Terrorists in Afghanistan-But Not Both," Guardian, March 6, 2009. (Co-author with David Rittgers.)

"NATO's Welfare Bums," National Interest Online, February 19, 2009.

"Drug Gangs Winning the War for Mexico," Houston Chronicle, February 8, 2009.

"A Threat to Our Security at the Border," San Diego Union-Tribune, February 8, 2009

"Lazy Allies," National Interest Online, February 2, 2009.

"Obama's Legislative Funeral," National Interest Online, January 15, 2009.  (Also appeared in Hawaii Reporter, January 15, 2009, and Real Clear Politics, January 18, 2009.)

"America's Imperiled Military Lifetime Through Pakistan," Dallas Morning News, December 29, 2008. (Co-author with Malou Innocent.)

"What Is the DEA Smoking?" National Interest Online, December 17, 2008.

"Worse than Bush?" National Interest Online, November 7, 2008.

Taiwan's Delicate Detente," Wall Street Journal Asia, October 29, 2008.

"Mexico's Columbian Exchange," National Interest (Online), October 10, 2008

"Obama on Foreign Policy: A Mysterious Work in Progress," Chronicles, October 2008

"What Russia Wants," The American Conservative, September 22, 2008

“The Limits of Deterrence,” National Interest Online, September 3, 2008. 

“Kosovo Precedent Prevails,” National Interest Online, August 26, 2008. 

“John McCain’s Foreign Policy Judgment Is Questionable,” Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, August 19, 2008, and the Hawaii Reporter, August 21, 2008. (Co-author with Malou Innocent). 

“On Thin Ice,” National Interest Online, August 14, 2008.

“Poking the Bear,” National Interest Online, July 29, 2008.

“A Plan B for Pyongyang” National Interest Online, July 14, 2008. 

“How Good Was the ‘Good War?’” The American Conservative, July 14, 2008.

John McCain on Foreign Policy: Even Worse than Bush, Chronicles, July 2008.  

Curb Your Enthusiasm, National Interest Online, June 26, 2008. 

“Worried Dragon,” National Interest Online, June 11, 2008. 

Do No Harm: Tread Cautiously with Beijing, Washington Times, June 3, 2008. Also appeared in one other publication.  

Bushs Bizarro World, National Interest Online, May 19, 2008.  

Rapid Reaction: McCains Folly, National Interest Online, May 1, 2008.  

The Surge Success: The Triumph of Hope over Experience, Chronicles, May 2008.  

NATO: The Babysitters Club, National Interest Online, April 4, 2008.  

Taiwan Strait Tightrope, Wall Street Journal Asia, March 18, 2008.  

Persian Pitfalls, National Interest Online, March 14, 2008.

Irans Influence in Iraq: Why Are the Hawks Surprised? Raleigh-Durham News Observer, March 7, 2008.  Also appeared in the Sacramento Bee, March 6, 2008, and in seven other publications.  

“When Should the United States Withdraw from Iraq?” Council on Foreign Relations Online, February 25, 2008. 

“Kosovo Independence Grenade,” United Press International, February 22, 2008. (Also appeared in the Middle East Times, February 22, 2008). 

“NATO’s West Bank Nightmare,” National Interest Online, February 20, 2008.  

“Beijing’s Golden Opportunity,” South China Morning Post, January 31, 2008. 

“Strait Talk,” National Interest Online, January 15, 2008. 

“Fool Me Once . . . North Korea Does It Again,” National Interest Online, January 9, 2008.
“Jim Talent’s Untalented Defense Analysis,” National Interest Online, November 26, 2007. 

“Fred Thompson’s Faulty ‘Defense Pillars,’” National Interest Online, November 15, 2007. 

“The End of the Balkan Interlude?” Chronicles, November 2007. 

“Sharpening the Dragon’s Claws,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 24, 2007. (Also appeared in the Orange County Register, October 24, 2007).

“Is There a Proliferation ‘Hysteria’?” National Interest Online, October 9, 2007. 

“Out of Iraq, Into Darfur?” Chronicles, October 2007. 

“Don’t Get Fooled Again,” National Interest Online, September 17, 2007. 

“Disagreeing About Iraq Without Being Disagreeable,” McClatchy/Tribune News Service, September 5, 2007.  (Also appeared in the Akron Beacon-Journal, September 9, 2007, the Lincoln Journal-Star, September 6, 2007, the Anchorage Times, September 20, 2007, and in four other publications.) 

“Bush’s Iran Argument Lacks Sense, Credibility,” McClatchy/Tribune News Service, August 30, 2007 (Also appeared in the Albany Times-Union, August 31, 2007, and one other publication). 

“Democracy and Demagoguery in the Middle East,” National Interest Online, August 13, 2007. 

“Dangerous Differences on the Status Quo,” South China Morning Post, August 11, 2007. 

“Leave Iraq, Intervene in Darfur?” Dallas Morning News, July 27, 2007.  (Coauthor with Christopher Preble). (Also appeared in Raleigh-Durham News-Observer, July 26, 2007, Orange County Register, July 26, 2007, Sacramento Bee, July 27, 2007, Anchorage Times, August 3, 2007, and in one other publication). 

“Talk to Iran: It’s Working with North Korea,” Orange County Register, July 25, 2007. (Also appeared in the Taiwan News, July 25, 2007, and the Anchorage Times, August 8, 2007).

“Tethering the Hegemon,” Chronicles, July 2007. 

“How Exactly Is Iraq Like South Korea or Germany?” Hartford Courant, June 4, 2007.  (Also appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat, June 3, 2007). 

“Modern Chinese Secret?” Chronicles, June 2007. 

“Don’t Take Covert Action Against Iran,” Sacramento Bee, May 25, 2007. (Also appeared in the Providence Journal, May 30, 2007, the Rochester, MN Post-Bulletin, June 1, 2007, and one other publication). 

“A Military Pledge Too Far for Washington,” South China Morning Post, May 24, 2007. (Also appeared in Eesti Paevaleht (Estonia), May 25, 2007, and one other publication). 

“It’s Not a Third World War,” Dar Alhayat (Lebanon), May 24, 2007. (Also appeared in two other overseas publications.) 

“Go to Kurdistan? No.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 14, 2007.  (Also appeared in the Baltimore Sun, May 15, 2007, the Newark Star-Ledger, May 16, 2007, the Chicago Sun-Times, May 26, 2007, and the Orange County Register, June 6, 2007). 

“Escaping the Trap,” USA Today Magazine, May 2007. 

“Taiwan’s Free Ride on U.S. Defense,” Wall Street Journal Asia, April 23, 2007. 

“A Strategy to Quarantine the Violence in Iraq,” Chronicles, April 2007.

“China’s Defense Budget Fiction,” South China Morning Post, March 7, 2007.  (Also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, March 9, 2007,  the Orange County Register, March 9, 2007, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 9, 2007). 

“Reject False Prophets: The First Step in Mitigating the Iraq Debacle,” Chronicles, March 2007. 

“Muted Applause for Nuclear Deal,” Tallahassee Democrat, February 15, 2007. (Also appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 16, 2007, and in two other publications.) 

“U.S. Needs to Stop Iraq Problem from Spreading to Region,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 10, 2007. 

“Evidence Suggests Iran Wouldn’t Pull Nuclear Trigger,” Kansas City Star, February 7, 2007. (Coauthor with Justin Logan) (Also appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune, February 8, 2007, and in three other publications.) 

“The Myth of an Al Qaeda Takeover of Iraq,” Orange County Register, January 26, 2007. (Also appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune, January 26, 2007, the Sacramento Bee, January 28, 2007, and one other publication).

“Violent Awakenings: How Do Pearl Harbor and Sept. 11 Compare as Turning Points for America?” Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise, December 6, 2006. 

“Cultural Revolutions–North Korea,” Chronicles, December 2006. 

“How Security Issues Undermine a Nation’s Economic Progress,” Times of India, November 29, 2006. 

“Withdrawal from Iraq Now Will be Less Painful than Years from Now,” Chicago Sun-Times, November 26, 2006.  (Also appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 26, 2006, the Orange County Register, November 26, 2006, and the Newark Star-Ledger, November 29, 2006).

“The Time Bomb at the Heart of the UN Resolution on North Korea,” Rock River Times, November 16, 2006. 

“Nuclear Neighbors Might Thwart N. Korea,” Chicago Sun-Times, November 11, 2006. 

“North Korea and Iran: The Case for Formal Relations,” Chronicles, November 2006. 

“What to do before Tehran Gets the Bomb: Strike a Grand Bargain,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 25, 2006. 

“The U.S. Should Try for a Grand Bargain with Iran,” World Politics Watch, October 19, 2006. 

“Sanctions Won’t Hurt the Vampire Regime in N. Korea,” Houston Chronicle, October 19, 2006. (Coauthor with Christopher Preble.)  (Also appeared in the Augusta Chronicle, October 19, 2006, and in one other newspaper). 

“Flawed Fallback Options for Dealing with Iran,” Tampa Tribune, October 17, 2006. 

“China Must Pluck Kim from Nuke Perch,” New York Daily News, October 10, 2006.  

“Painless Cure for North Korea,” Orange County Register, October 10, 2006.  

“Don’t Panic about Iran; Offer a Deal,” Baltimore Sun, September 20, 2006.

“Haste Not Called for with Iran,” Orange County Register, September 19, 2006. 

“War on Terror Is Not Another World War,” San Diego Union-Tribune, September 6, 2006, (Also appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat, September 6, 2006,  the Hartford Courant, September 6, 2006, Houston Chronicle, September 9, 2006, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 10, 2006, San Jose Mercury-News, September 10, 2006, and in four other newspapers.)

“Bringing Down Kim,” Wall Street Journal Asia, September 5, 2006.  (Also appeared in one other newspaper).

“America’s Other War: The Deteriorating Situation in Afghanistan,” Chronicles, August 2006. 

“Washington’s Masochistic Policy in Iraq,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 8, 2006. (Also appeared the Miami Herald, August 9, 2006, Rocky Mountain News, August 12, 2006, and one other newspaper.) 

“Bombing for Regime Change,” Orange County Register, August 1, 2006 (Also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, August 1, 2006, Newark Star-Ledger, August 3, 2006, and one other newspaper.) 

“War as a Last Resort, Not the First Option,” Cato Unbound, July 28, 2006. 

“Not a Good Time to Poke Putin,” Orange County Register, July 14, 2006. (Coauthor with Justin Logan). 

“The Lesser of Two Evils,” Wall Street Journal Asia, July 13, 2006. 

“A Cure Worse than the Disease,” Cato Unbound, July 12, 2006. 

“A Nuisance, Not a Threat,” Baltimore Sun, July 10, 2006. 

“Hasty Plans a Bigger Threat than North Korea,” New York Daily News, June 28, 2006. 

“What Strategic Ambiguity?” South China Morning Post, June 12, 2006. 

“With Zarqawi’s Death, U.S. Should Exit Iraq,” FoxNews.com, June 9, 2006. 

“U.S. Snub of Iran Is Wrong Response,” Kansas City Star, May 29, 2006.  (Also appeared on two other publications.)

“Cheney’s Useless Allies,” United Press International, May 26, 2006. 

“The Bush Administration Snubs Taiwan,” FoxNews.com, May 12, 2006.

“Strung Out: Prohibition Stays Put South of the Border,” National Review Online, May 4, 2006. 

“Collision Course: Taiwan, China, and the United States,” Chronicles, May 2006.

“Free Speech for Generals,” Baltimore Sun, April 27, 2006. 

“U.S. Must Offer Iran Diplomatic Deal,” FoxNews.com, April 21, 2006. (Coauthor with Justin Logan). 

“Don’t Let Iraq’s Sunni-Shia Conflict Spread Throughout the Mideast,” Toronto Globe and Mail, April 14, 2006.

“Tougher Than It Looks,” Wall Street Journal Asia, April 11, 2006. 

“China and the North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Carrots and Sticks,” Chronicles, April 2006. 

“How China Can Reassure Neighbors, U.S.,” FoxNews,com,, March 17, 2006. 

“Taiwan: A Troublesome Client,” United Press International, March 1, 2006.  (Also appeared in World Peace Herald, March 1, 2006, and one other publication.) 

“Kiss of Death for Iranian Reformers,” Toronto Globe and Mail, February 21, 2006. 

“Allies Bring Little to the Table in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 11, 2006. 

“Dubious Assumptions about Iran,” FoxNews.com, February 9, 2006. 

“Bush’s Call to Stay the Course Is Simply an Act of Folly,” Daily Star–Beirut, January 27, 2006. 

“Policy of Restraint Offers Best Payoff,” Baltimore Sun, January 24, 2006. 

“NATO Insists on Poking the Russian Bear,” Orange County Register, January 19, 2006. (Also appeared in Taiwan News, January 20, 2006,  Moscow News, January 27, 2006, and one other publication.)

“The Pressure Cooker Heats Up,” South China Morning Post, January 11, 2006. 

“Mexico Is Becoming the Next Colombia,” Panama America-EPASA, December 14, 2005; (Also appeared in La Prensa–Nicaragua–December 17, 2005,  El Diario de Hoy–El Salvador–December 28, 2005, Asuntos Capitales–Mexico, January 3, 2006, and Exteriores–Spain, January 23, 2006).

“Drug Warrior Wishful Thinking,” National Review Online, December 1, 2005. 

“America On Its Own in Iraq War,” Knight Ridder, November 23, 2005, (Also appeared in Athens Banner-Herald, November 27, 2005). 

“Fanning the Flames in the Balkans,” Baltimore Sun, November 6, 2005. (Also appeared in Arab News, November 10, 2005, and one other publication). 

“Is Mexico the Next Colombia?” Chronicles, November 2005. 

“Transparency Is the Best Weapon, Beijing,” South China Morning Post, October 25, 2005. (coauthor with Justin Logan.) 

“Bush Hasn’t Learned from History,” Orange County Register, September 29, 2005.  (Also appeared in the Harrisburg Sunday Patriot-News, October 2, 2005, Peoria Journal-Star, October 2, 2005, Columbia Daily Tribune, October 2, 2005, Taiwan News, October 15, 2005, and in two other publications.) 

“Hold the Applause on the North Korea Nuclear Agreement,” Chicago Sun-Times, September 24, 2005. 

“North Korea Calls for Engagement, Not Isolation,” FoxNews.com, September 16, 2005. 

“Keep North Korea Talks Focused on Ending Nuclear Threat,” Baltimore Sun, August 25, 2005. 

“The Pentagon’s Surprisingly Sober Look at China,” In the National Interest, August 16, 2005. (coauthor with Justin Logan.) 

“A Useless and Intrusive PR Display,” Reason Online, July 26, 2005. (coauthor with Charles V. Pena.) 

“Snubbing Germany Exposes U.S. Myopia,” Providence Journal, June 27, 2005. (Also appeared in Naples (FL) Daily News, June 27, 2005, United Press International, June 28, 2005, Sacramento Bee, June 28, 2005, World Peace Herald, June 28, 2005, and one other publication.)

“Overestimating China’s Help with North Korea,” FoxNews.com, June 19, 2005. 

“How China Can Cool Row with Taiwan,” Taiwan News, June 9, 2005. 

“Transforming the Middle East: Washington’s High-Stakes Gamble,” Chronicles, June 2005. 

“Afghanistan Is Hooked on Opium,” Winnipeg Free Press, May 26, 2005.   (Also appeared in Taiwan News, May 27, 2005, and Kansas City Star, May 31, 2005). 

“Eastern Fronts,” American Prospect Online, May 16, 2005. (coauthor with Justin Logan.) 

“Preserving the ‘Status Quo’ Brings Risk with It,” Taipei Times, April 20, 2005 (Also appeared in Asia Times, April 27, 2005, World Peace Herald, May 3, 2005,  United Press International, May 4, 2005, and one other publication). 

“Dealing With a Nuclear Iran: Acceptance and Deterrence,” Chronicles, March 2005. 

“Forcing North Korea’s Hand,” FoxNews.com, March 29, 2005. (Also appeared in one other publication). 

“Mexico is More Like Colombia All the Time,” Orange County Register, March 18, 2005.  (Also appeared in Panama America–EPASA, March 24, 2005, El IberoAmericano, March 29, 2005,  La Prensa–Nicaragua, March 31, 2005, and Venezuelan Daily, April 11, 2005). 

“The Real Trouble with Taiwan,” Knight Ridder, March 11, 2005.  (Coauthor with Justin Logan) (Also appeared in Taiwan New Online, March 11, 2005, United Press International, March 18, 2005, and New Kerala–India, March 18, 2005). 

“Cultural Revolutions–Iraq Elections,” Chronicles, February 2005. 

“Drug Prohibition Is a Terrorist’s Best Friend,” National Post, January 4, 2005.  Also appeared in Analitica.com (Venezuela), January 8, 2005, and Venezuela Daily 2001, January 12, 2005). 

“Liberty and Empire,” Liberty, January 2005.

“Out on a Limb: America’s Pledge to Defend Taiwan,” Chronicles, December 2004.

“Cultural Revolutions–Iran,” Chronicles, December 2004. 

“Not All Nuclear Proliferation Is Bad,” United Press International, November 22, 2004. (Also appeared in one other publication.)

“Powell’s Dangerous Kowtow to China,” Korea Herald, November 2, 2004. (Also appeared in the Washington Times, November 3, 2004,  Taipei Times, November 5, 2004, and two other publications.) 

“Focus on Terror, Not Drugs,” South China Morning Post, October 27, 2004.  (Also appeared in the Providence Journal, November 2, 2004, Scripps Howard, November 4, 2004, Corpus Christi Caller, November 4, 2004, San Angelo Standard-Times, November 4, 2004, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, November 8, 2004, Las Vegas Herald, November 8, 2004, Hawaii Telegraph, November 8, 2004, Knoxville Times, November 8, 2004, Baton Rouge Post, November 8, 2004, Anchorage Daily News, November 10, 2004, and four other publications.) 

“Asian Countries Send Taiwan a Message,” Knight Ridder, September 10, 2004.  (Also appeared in United Press International, September 22, 2004, and one other publication). 

“Instinct for the Capillaries: The 9-11 Commission Report,” Chronicles, September 2004. 

“Coming Home,” In the National Interest, August 17, 2004. 

“Another One Bites the Dust: Plan Colombia Is the Latest Failed Drug-War Policy,” National Review Online, August 12, 2004.  (Also appeared in the Augusta Chronicle, August 13, 2004, and in five other, primarily Latin American, publications). 

“U.S. Faces Tough Choice in North Korea,” Fox News.com, August 4, 2004. (Also appeared in United Press International, August 9, 2004, and in three other publications.) 

“China’s Taiwan Policy and America’s Difficult Choices,” Apple Daily, August 4, 2004. 

“Ticking Taiwan: China Is Growing Impatient About Washington’s Policy,” Kansas City Star, July 22, 2004. (Also appeared in Waterbury Sunday Republican, July 25, 2004.) 

“Washington’s Imperial Socialism,” Chronicles (July 2004). 

“NATO: A Troubled Transatlantic Marriage,” United Press International, June 23, 2004. (Also appeared in one other publication.)

“Did Iran Use Chalabi to Lure U.S. into Iraq?” United Press International, June 8, 2004. (Also appeared in FoxNews.com, June 9, 2004,  Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 14, 2004, Miami Herald, June 19, 2004, and two other publications.  A longer version of this article appeared in the Baltimore Sun, June 16, 2004, the Newark Star-Ledger, June 22, 2004, and 2 other publications.)

“Beijing Smothers Hong Kong–And Drives Taiwan Farther Away,” Apple Daily, June 2, 2004. (Also in FoxNews.com, June 2, 2004). 

“Despite Bush Speech, U.S. Planning Long Stay in Iraq,” Chicago Sun-Times, May 28, 2004. (Also appeared in one other publication.) 

“More Hawk Myths Bite Dust,” United Press International, May 7, 2004. 

“Iraq 2004, Vietnam 1964,” United Press International, April 23, 2004. 

“Hawks Didn’t See What Was Coming in Iraq,” Chicago Sun-Times, April 20, 2004. 

“One Year Later: Warning Signs in Iraq,” In the National Interest, March 24, 2004. 

“President Bush’s Taiwan Policy: Immoral and Dangerous,” Apple Daily, March 24, 2004. 

“U.S. Misread Spain’s Election,” United Press International, March 23, 2004. (Also appeared in two other publications). 

“China’s Defense Budget Smoke and Mirrors,” United Press International, March 15, 2004.  (Also appeared in Space Daily, March 17, 2004). 

“Bush Still Doesn’t Get It Right on Taiwan,” In the National Interest, February 4, 2004. 

“Bush’s Alleged Successes,” United Press International, January 29, 2004. (Also appeared in one other publication.) 

“North Korea’s “Bold Concession,” United Press International, January 16, 2004. (Also appeared in one other publication). 

“Anti-Drug Warriors Try to Censor Their Opponents,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 12, 2004. (Also appeared in three other publications.)

“Nuclear Power: North Korea’s Atomic Gamesmanship Requires a Clear-Eyed Response,” The American Conservative, December 15, 2003.

“America Alone Again, Naturally,” United Press International, November 6, 2003.   (Also appeared in one other publication.) 

“Peter Pan Strategy in Iraq,” United Press International, October 30, 2003. 

“Bush’s North Korea Gambit,” FoxNews.com, October 22, 2003.  (Also appeared in United Press International, October 28, 2003, and one other publication). 

“U.S. Illusions about North Korea,” Taipei Times, October 6, 2003. (Also appeared in United Press International, October 8, 2003). 

“A Nuclear North Korea?  Live with It,” South China Morning Post, October 1, 2003. 

“Acid Test for North Korea,” Washington Times, September 22, 2003.  (Also appeared in United Press International, September 18, 2003, and Asia Times, September 22, 2003).

“Focus on U.S. Exit, Not UN’s Role in Iraq,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 7, 2003.

“Time to Get South Korea Off the Security Dole,” In the National Interest, August 20, 2003. 

“Overestimating China’s Willingness to Pressure North Korea,” In the National Interest, August 6, 2003. 

“Trumpeting Another Phony ‘Breakthrough’ in the War on Drugs,” Orange County Register, July 20, 2003. (Also appeared in 3 other publications). 

“Caution on Iran,” United Press International, July 14, 2003. 

“Uncooperative Pakistan Rates Less U.S. Aid,” Newsday, July 10, 2003. (Also appeared in one other publication). 

“Liberia Folly,” National Review Online, July 3, 2003. (Also appeared in two other publications.) 

“Korea: The Ominous Removal of America’s ‘Tripwire,’” Asia Times, June 12, 2003. (Also appeared in South China Morning Post, June 24, 2003.)   

“Roadmap to Nowhere,” USA Today, June 2, 2003. (Also appeared in 3 other publications). 

“Where Are the WMDs?” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 29, 2003.  (Also appeared in the Hackensack, Record, May 30, 2003. 

“Beware of Bogus Lessons,” Orange County Register, April 20, 2003.  (Also appeared in United Press International, April 24, 2003). 

“Time to Disagree without Being Disagreeable,” Financial Times, March 10, 2003. 

“Uncomfortable Questions about U.S. Policy toward Iraq,” Orange County Register, March 6, 2003. 

“China Sits on N. Korean Fence,” United Press International, March 3, 2003. 

“Pro-War Camp Can’t Make the Case That an Attack Is in the National Interest,” Orange County Register, February 2, 2003. 

“Parting Company with Ungrateful Allies,” Orange County Register, January 19, 2003. 

“Forcing Foes Into a Nuclear Corner,” Los Angeles Times, January 8, 2003.  (Also appeared in National Review Online, January 14, 2003, and in two other publications). 

“Dealing with N. Korea’s Nukes,” United Press International, January 2, 2003.  (Also appeared in National Review Online, January 3, 2003, the Korea Herald, January 4, 2003, Apple Daily, January 13, 2003, and two other publications.)

“Further Bribes Won’t Work,” USA Today, December 30, 2002.                   

“A Nuclear Reaction to North Korea,” Financial Times, December 13, 2002.

“Back Off Tough Iraq Policy,” USA Today, December 9, 2002.

“Bush’s Perilous NATO Pledge,” United Press International, November 26, 2002.  (Also appeared in the Washington Times, December 2, 2002.) 

“North Korea Crisis Exposes U.S. Risks,” United Press International, November 8, 2002. (Also appeared in the Washington Times, November 19, 2002.)

“Washington’s Unsavory Antidrug Partners,” USA Today Magazine, November 2002. 

“False Historical Analogies on Iraq,” United Press International, October 7, 2002.  (Also appeared in the  Bucks County Courier Times, September 12, 2002, and one other publication.)

“Fixing U.S. Foreign Policy: How the U.S. Should Wage the War on Terror,” Reason (October 2002). 

“America Cannot Successfully Market Flawed Policies With a Sophisticated Propaganda Campaign,” Insight, September 30, 2002. 

“U.S. Controlled Bigger Fish Than Iraq,” Myrtle Beach Sun News, September 21, 2002.  (Also appeared in United Press International, September 21, 2002.) 

“Missing the Point: Bush’s Speech to the UN,” Orange County Register, September 15, 2002. (Also appeared in one other publication.) 

“America’s Troubling New Alliance With Beijing,” Bucks County Courier Times, August 30, 2002. (Also in United Press International, September 9, 2002.)

“U.S. Is Playing Musharraf’s Game,” India Abroad, August 23, 2002. 

“Avoiding Distractions: The Case Against Nation-Building in Afghanistan,” National Review Online, July 11, 2002.  (Also appeared in United Press International, July 13, 2002). 

“Striking a Balance on Preemptive War,” CNS News.com, July 5, 2002. (Also appeared in one newspaper). 

“Protecting Liberty in a Permanent War,” CNS News.com, June 22, 2002.  (Also appeared in the Washington Times, June 25, 2002, and 2 other publications). 

“On the Brink: Be Wary of Pakistani Pleas,” National Review Online, June 12, 2002. (Also appeared in the Taipei Times, June 20, 2002). 

“Will the United States Reduce Its Forces in Europe and East Asia?” Apple Daily, May 17, 2002. 

“Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe of the United States?” Wichita Eagle, April 30, 2002. (Also appeared in one other publication). 

“U.S. Can’t Do Impossible in Middle East,” USA Today, April 18, 2002. 

“Head Straight for Pakistan,” National Review Online, April 4, 2002. (Also appeared in one other publication). 

“Avoid Making Mexico the Next Colombia,” Houston Chronicle, March 19, 2002. (Also appeared in the Orange County Register, March 31, 2002, and two other publications.) 

“Beijing’s Newfound Reticence Says Much,” Japan Times, February 18, 2002.  (Also appeared in United Press International, February 22, 2002). 

“For the U.S., Taking Out Saddam Is No Panacea,” United Press International, January 15, 2002.

(Also appeared in Taipei Times, January 15, 2002, the Mobile Register, January 27, 2002, and 2 other publications.)

“U.S. Should Dump Dated Obligations,” Taipei Times, January 7, 2002.

“U.S. Should Take a Firm Moral Stand Against Aggression,” Taipei Times, December 25, 2001. 

“Japan Taking Small Strides to Partake in World Affairs,” Taipei Times, November 23, 2001. (Also appeared in one other publication). 

“Don’t Fear the ‘Oil Weapon,’” New York Post, November 16, 2001 (Coauthor with Jerry Taylor). 

“Don’t Risk Sinking into a Quagmire with U.S. Forces Fighting on Multiple Fronts,” Insight, November 12, 2001.

“Afghans Are Their Own Best Keepers,” Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2001.  (Also appeared in the New York Post). 

“Anti-Terror Coalition Needs Deeds, Not Words,” Taipei Times, November 1, 2001.  (Also appeared in 3 other publications). 

“U.S. Should Stay Away from Nation Building in Afghanistan,” Apple Daily, October 31, 2001. 

“A Winnable War Needs a Clearly Defined Strategy,” Taipei Times, September 29, 2001. (Also appeared in 4 other publications). 

“Special Interests Exploit War on Terrorism,” Apple Daily, September 24, 2001. (Also appeared in one other publication). 

“U.S. Policy for Chinese Students Is Ridiculous,” Taipei Times, September 14, 2001. 

“Not $1 Million, Not $1: The U.S. Shouldn’t Pay China,” National Review Online, August 15, 2001.  (Also appeared in the Washington Times, August 17, 2001, and 2 other publications). 

“Plan Colombia: Latest U.S. Drug War Failure,” Wichita Eagle, August 14, 2001.  (Also appeared in one other publication). 

“Benign Detachment Is Best: Neither Israelis nor Palestinians Show Commitment to Peace,” USA Today, August 9, 2001. 

“Plan Colombia: Nuevo Fracaso en la Guerra Contra las Drogas,” Venezuela Analitica, August 1, 2001. (Also appeared in El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile, August 6, 2001, and four other publications in Latin America). 

“Bush Drives Wedge Between Russia, China,” Taipei Times, August 1, 2001.  (Also appeared in Apple Daily, August 1, 2001). 

“Tokyo Signals Independence from U.S. Influence,” Washington Times, June 29, 2001. 

“Major Powers Start to Pay Attention to India,” Taipei Times, June 16, 2001.  (Also appeared in one other newspaper). 

“Here’s to the Bush Twins: Time to End Prohibition for Young Adults,” Reason Online, June 12, 2001. 

“Is Japan Tilting toward China?” Japan Times, June 9, 2001.  (Also appeared in Apple Daily, June 22, 2001, and 2 other newspapers). 

“The U.S. has to Pay a High Price for a More Assertive Japan,” Taipei Times, June 6, 2001.  

“Bush’s Pledge to Defend Taiwan Goes Too Far,” Moscow Courier, May 20, 2001.  (Also appeared in Apple Daily, June 7, 2001). 

“Praise for the US’ Handling of Chen’s Visit,” Taipei Times, May 19, 2001.

“With Friends Like These . . .” Washington Post, April 18, 2001. 

“Spy Plane Incident Causes Needless Tensions in U.S.-PRC Relations,” Apple Daily (Hong Kong), April 9, 2001.

“China’s Military Budget Still Pure Fiction,” Taipei Times, April 4, 2001. 

“U.S. Should Stop Viewing India as a Threat,” Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, March 20, 2001. (Also Newark Star-Ledger, March 26, 2001; Providence Journal, March 19, 2001, and two other papers) 

“Opposition Is Falling for Beijing’s Clever Ploy,” Taipei Times, March 18, 2001. 

“On the Brink in Kosovo,” Gaston, (N.C.) Gazette, March 18, 2001. 

“U.S. Looks Likely to Cut Back on Military Presence in East Asia,” Taipei Times, March 7, 2001. 

“‘Quiet Coups’ and Democracy,” Asian Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2001 (coauthor with Doug Bandow).

“Giving UN New Powers Would Create a Monster,” Houston Chronicle, February 12, 2001. 

“Prospects for the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act Under Bush,” Taipei Times, February 7, 2001. (Also appeared in Apple Daily , Hong Kong). 

“Exit the Balkans Pronto,” Christian Science Monitor, January 29, 2001. (Also appeared in 2 other newspapers).

“International Mission Is Now a Mockery of Democratic Principles,” Los Angeles Times, December 31, 2000. 

“On Arms Sales to Taiwan,” Washington Times, December 29, 2000. (Also appeared in Japan Times, December 24, 2000, Deseret News, December 31, 2000, and 2 other newspapers). 

“International Court Pressures and Perils,” Washington Times, December 26, 2000. (Also appeared in Greensboro News & Record and 4 other newspapers). 

“China Trying to Choke Off Arms Sales,” Taipei Times, November 15, 2000.  

“A New President, A New China Policy?” Washington Times, November 6, 2000. (Also appeared in Apple Daily (Hong Kong). 

“New U.S. Policy toward China Expected after Presidential Election,” Taipei Times, November 3, 2000. 

“Japan, However Reluctantly, Reawakens,” Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2000. 

“Appeasing China, Humiliating Ourselves,” National Review Online, August 14, 2000. (Slightly revised version also appeared in the Taipei Times, August 20, 2000). 

“Taiwan and U.S. Have Rival Goals,” Taipei Times, July 10, 2000.  

“Japan Takes Its First Step toward a Strategic Role,” Taipei Times, June 24, 2000. 

“Trade Benefits vs. Risk Potential,” (Co-author with James Dorn), Washington Times, May 18, 2000. 

“The U.S. Should Adopt a Flexible Policy toward Beijing,” Taipei Times, May 8, 2000. 

“China: Constructive Partner or Emerging Threat?” (Co-author with James Dorn), Journal of Commerce, May 3, 2000. (Also appeared in Japan Times, Korea Herald, Taipei Times, and Apple Daily). 

Hypocritical Crusade: The West Brings 'Democracy' to the Balkans," Taipei Times, March 28, 2000. 

"Washington's Muddled Taiwan Policy Invites Disaster," Apple Daily (Hong Kong), March 21, 2000. 

"A Risky Game of Chicken," (coauthor with Doug Bandow), Australian Financial Review, February 24, 2000. 

"Should the United States Grant Diplomatic Recognition to Taiwan?" (coauthor with Doug Bandow), Insight, February 7, 2000. 

"Risking War over Taiwan?" (coauthor with Doug Bandow), Washington Times, January 9, 2000.
"Debunking Clinton's Foreign Policy," Taipei Times, December 24, 1999.

"Clinton's Bogus Allegations of Isolationism Bear Watching," Taipei Times, December 7, 1999. 

"Bush Keeps Contradicting Himself on Foreign Policy Issues," Buffalo News, December 5, 1999.

"Wearing Blinders on Turkey?" Washington Times, November 18, 1999.

"Who Should Fight for Taiwan?" (coauthor with Doug Bandow), Asian Wall Street Journal, November 15, 1999.

"Washington's Incoherent Policy on Taiwan," Manchester Union Leader, August 23, 1999.  

"The 'New NATO Creates Instability in Europe," World and I, August 1999. 

"U.S. Should Stay Out of War in the Strait," Apple Daily (Hong Kong) July 29, 1999. 

"Our Guardian Angel: Why Not Let It Rest in Peace?: Nostalgia Is a Poor Basis for Foreign Policy," Australian Financial Review, July 15, 1999. 

"Breaking Allies' Dependency on American Military Power," USA Today Magazine, July 1999. 

"Refugees Welcome," Washington Times, April 20, 1999. 

"U.S.-Led NATO Attack On Serbia is Foolish and Unnecessary," Greensboro News & Record, April 4, 1999. 

"Clinton Strikes Out On All Three Justifications for Bombing," Orange County Register, April 4, 1999. 

"America and Peacekeeping Missions," Intellectual Capital.com, April 1, 1999. 

"Bill Clinton, Aggressor," Central Europe Online, April 1, 1999. 

"Make Asian Missile Defense a Pay-for-Use Deal," Los Angeles Times, March 28, 1999. 

"Clinton's Illogical Case for Attacking Serbia," BridgeNews Forum, March 26, 1999. 

"U.S. Doesn't Belong in Kosovo," USA Today, March 26, 1999. 

"Minimise Tensions in East Asia," Australian Financial Review, March 24, 1999. 

"Perverted Democracy in Bosnia," Washington Times, March 15, 1999.

"Peacekeeping: Anatomy of a Failure," Los Angeles Times, March 14, 1999 (coauthor with Alan Tonelson). 

"Oust Saddam--And Replace Him with Whom or What?" Christian Science Monitor, February 8, 1999. 

"Nonsense on Stilts: U.S. Rationale on Iraq," Australian Financial Review, January 18, 1999. 

"U.S. Repeating Bosnia Mistake," USA Today, October 14, 1998. 

"A World Court not Fit for Us, or Anyone," St. Petersburg Times, August 7, 1998. 

"Kosovo Involvement not Worth the Cost," USA Today, June 17, 1998. 

"The Three Booby Traps of NATO Expansion," The Hill, March 18, 1998. 

"NATO Expansion a Disaster," USA Today, March 11, 1998. 

"Bringing PC 'Democracy' to Bosnia," Washington Times, October 24, 1997.

"U.S.-Japan Defense Accord Preserves Old Inequities," Baltimore Sun, October 23, 1997. 

"Global Interventionism and the Erosion of Domestic Liberty," Freeman, November 1997. 

"New Defense Guidelines or Charade?" Washington Times, October 6, 1997. 

"The Folly of NATO Enlargement," World and I, July 1997. 

"Beware of East European Entanglements," USA Today, May 30, 1997. 

"Trade is Wrong Weapon," USA Today, February 20, 1997. 

"NATO Expansion Risks," Washington Times, January 19, 1997. 

"It's Time to Revise the U.S.-Japan Security Relationship," USA Today Magazine, January 1997.

"Clinton Trying 'Bait-and-Switch' Tactic in Bosnia," Houston Chronicle, October 9, 1996.

"This Isn't a U.S. Fight," USA Today, September 30, 1996. 

"The Therapeutic Presidency," Daily Oklahoman, September 12-13, 1996. 

"America Can't Expect Much Help in Guarding the Gulf," International Herald Tribune, September 13, 1996. 

"Misguided Missiles," New York Times, September 12, 1996 

"U.S. Has no Role in Iraq," USA Today, September 3, 1996. 

"Policing East Asia: The Downside," Real Money (Spring 1996). 

"NATO Enlargement Is Blueprint for Disaster," USA Today, April 16, 1996. 

"China Isn't Old Soviet Union," Honolulu Advertiser, March 10, 1996. 

"Move Beyond Cold War Theories," Los Angeles Times, March 3, 1996. 

"Don't Expand Mission," USA Today, January 30, 1996. 

"We've Heard This Before," USA Today, December 13, 1995. 

"Bosnia: The Moral Imperative," Boston Sunday Globe, December 3, 1995. 

"Preserving NATO's Unity Is Not Worth U.S. Casualties," Air Force Times, November 20, 1995. 

"U.S. Should Examine One-Sided, Archaic Military Pact with Japan," Washington Times, November 17, 1995. 

"NATO Solidarity and Bosnia," Washington Times, October 25, 1995. 

"Bosnian Air Strikes Will Shed Blood but no Light on a More Secure Europe," Insight, October 23, 1995. 

"Double Standard at Work," USA Today, October 11, 1995. 

"Bizarre Peace Plan for Bosnia," Washington Times, August 27, 1995. 

"Fifty Years of Failure," USA Today, June 27, 1995. 

"'Solving' the Iraq Problem," Washington Times, October 15, 1994. 

"Policing Gulf Futile Policy," USA Today, October 10, 1994. 

"Serbia: Analogy and Perspective," Washington Times, June 12, 1994. 

"Another U.S. War Abroad," Diplomat, May 1994. 

"The Unwinnable War," The World and I, May 1994. 

"Beware Good Intentions," USA Today, April 28, 1994. 

"Lift the Embargo, Clinch Democracy," Insight, April 25, 1994. 

"The Perils of Intervention," Washington Times, April 23, 1994.

"U.S. Peace Settlement for Bosnia Born of Arrogance," Human Events, April 1, 1994. 

"Dubious 'Solution' for Bosnia," Washington Times, March 11, 1994. 

"NATO Expansion: Unsafe at Any Speed,"  Washington Post Outlook Section, January 9, 1994.  (co-author with Alan Tonelson). 

"Reject This 'Partnership'," USA Today, January 5, 1994.

"Will Bosnia Become Somalia II?" Human Events, October 30, 1993. 

"Back off on Russian Aid," USA Today, October 5, 1993. 

"U.S. Public's Instincts Right on Balkans," Insight, October 4, 1993. 

"Admit Poland as a NATO Member?" Washington Times, September 19, 1993. 

"Defense Cuts Are Too Timid," USA Today, September 2, 1993. 

"Macedonia: A Back Door to War?" Washington Times, September 2, 1993. 

"Intervention in Somalia Was a Mistake," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 9, 1993. 

"Avoid Messes Like Bosnia," USA Today, July 26, 1993. 

"South Korea Does Not Need Eternal U.S. Protection," Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 26, 1993. 

"Stay Out of Bosnia Mess," USA Today, May 14, 1993. 

"Foreign Policy Peril: Somalia Set A Dangerous Precedent," USA Today Magazine, May 1993.

"Treating Bosnia Like Afghanistan," Indianapolis Star, March 29, 1993. 

"U.S. Should Adopt Policies Minimizing Nuclear Threat," Christian Science Monitor, February 22, 1993. 

"Aiding Russia is Futile," USA Today, December 22, 1992. 

"The Beirut Recipe for Disaster," Orange County Register, December 13, 1992. 

"Let's Not Risk U.S. Soldiers in Somalia," Arizona Republic, December 8, 1992. 

"Sending Troops Is Wrong," USA Today, November 16, 1992. 

"Who Lost Yugoslavia?" Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 2, 1992. 

"The Case for U.S. Strategic Independence," USA Today Magazine, September 1992. 

"Stop Meddling in the Gulf," USA Today, August 28, 1992. 

"Don't Risk More Gulf Folly," USA Today, July 24, 1992. 

"Avoid Europe's Tangles," USA Today, July 10, 1992. 

"Nix on Post-Soviet Aid," USA Today, March 31, 1992. 

"Amerikansk nedrustningsinitiativ unden reelt indhold,"  [American Disarmament Initiative Lacks Real Content] Mandag Morgen (Denmark), October 7, 1991. 

"Efter det sovjettiske kup: Den kolde krig er slut," [After the Soviet Coup: The Cold War is Really Over] Mandag Morgen (Denmark), August 26, 1991. 

"'Payoff' Was an Illusion," USA Today, July 29, 1991. 

"U.S. Must Shake Its NATO Habit," Christian Science Monitor, June 19, 1991. 

"USA ma acceptere, a Europa kan selv," [USA should Accept a Self-Reliant Europe] Mandag Morgen (Denmark), June 3, 1991. 

"USA Should Butt Out of Mideast Squabbles," USA Today, May 17, 1991. 

"Pa vej mokd Den Anden Kolde krig," [The Need to Avoid Another Cold War] Mandag Morgen (Denmark), May 6, 1991. 

"U.S. Role Can Make Peace Harder to Attain," USA Today, February 18, 1991. 

"Ousting Saddam is No Peace Guarantee," USA Today, February 18, 1991. 

"On the Brink of Disaster," Japan Times, January 12, 1991. 

"Uncle Sam as the World's Policeman: Time for a Change?" USA Today Magazine, January 1991.

"Don't Rush Into Folly in the Gulf," Los Angeles Times, November 6, 1990. 

"We Are Not the World's Social Worker," Orange County Register, October 7, 1990. 

"Preserving an Obsolete NATO," Cato Policy Report, September-October 1990. 

"America Can't Police the Planet," Washington Post, August 30, 1990. 

"Bush Jumped the Gun in the Gulf," New York Times, August 18, 1990. 

"Don't Throw Money at Nicaragua, Neighbors," USA Today, February 27, 1990. 

"Panama Smacks of a Search for a New U.S. Enemy," Army Times, January 15, 1990. 

"Hostility Toward Japan Reminiscent of Fears of a Stronger Germany," Army Times, December 4, 1989. 

"Be Wary of Soviet 'Peace Plan' for Central America," San Diego Union, December 1, 1990. 

"Let's Get All U.S. Troops out of Europe," USA Today, November 14, 1989. 

"Germany, Japan, and Collective Guilt," Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 20, 1989.

"Bush's NATO Plan Is Timid and Wasteful," USA Today, May 31, 1989. 

"Yes, But First Principles First," Harper's, July 1988. 

"Back to a Monroe Doctrine," Wall Street Journal, May 4, 1988. 

"America's Perilous Pakistan Connection," USA Today Magazine, May 1988.

"Afghanistan--A New Lebanon?" New York Times, April 7, 1988. 

"From Republic to Empire: The Constitution and the Evolution of U.S. Foreign Policy," Cato Policy Report, September-October 1987. 

"A Fort on Quicksand: Danger of USA's Pakistani Connexion," The Statesman (Calcutta, India), August 10, 1987. 

"U.S. Foreign Policy Is Hooked on the Drug War," Orange County Register, July 1, 1987. 

"Global Interventionism and a New Imperial Presidency," USA Today Magazine, March 1987. 

"Neutralization of South Asia Would Aid U.S.," Newsday, March 3, 1987. 

"The U.S., Pakistan and India," Darshan (India), February 1987. 

"The U.S. Campaign against International Narcotics Trafficking: A Cure Worse Than the Disease," USA Today Magazine, November 1986. 

"Secrecy and the Erosion of Democratic Values," Baltimore Sun, November 13, 1986. 

"Pursuing a Strategic Divorce: The United States and the ANZUS Alliance," USA Today Magazine, July 1986. 

"The United States and Third World Dictatorships: A Case for Benign Detachment," USA Today Magazine, May 1986. 

"ANZUS Is Now an Alliance in Search of Purpose," Houston Post, May 2, 1986. 

"Foreign Drug Wars Carry a Hefty Tab," Wall Street Journal, October 31, 1985. 

"Repression Is Repression: U.S. Hurts Itself by Trying to Distinguish between Tyrants of Left and Right," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 8, 1985. 

"Standing Guard Over Europe," Reason, August 1984.

"The Conscription Menace Returns," Reason, July 1977.

Major Speeches Given and Papers Presented

Debate Presentation, “The United States Should Not Take Action against Iran If Negotiations Regarding Tehran’s Nuclear Program Fail,” sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  Opponent: Matthew Kroenig, Associate Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2015.

Lecture, “The Foreign Policy Insights of the Founders:  A Wise Blueprint for U.S. Policy in the Twenty-First Century,” University of Texas Nova Lecture Series, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, February 18, 2015.

Speech, “Foreign Policy Wisdom of the Founders: Still Valid in the Twenty-First Century,” Viewpoints Distinguished Lectures Series, Austin, Texas, November 16, 2014.

Speech, “Recent Worrisome Trends in the War on Drugs in Both Mexico and Central America,” Public Affairs Lecture Series, Querencia Center, Austin, Texas, October 23, 2014.

Transcript of Interview, “Missiles, Nukes, and Purges: North Korea with Ted Galen Carpenter,” Georgetown University Journal of International Affairs, July 18, 2014.

Keynote Address, “A Foreign Policy for a Free Republic in the 21st Century,” Students for Liberty Regional Conference, Austin, Texas, November 9, 2013.

Lecture, “Mexico and the Drug War under Enrique Peña Nieto,” National Defense University Security Studies Seminar, Washington, D.C., March 4, 2013.

Speech, “Mexico’s New President and the Future of the Drug War,” Dallas-Fort Worth World Affairs Council, Dallas, Texas, December 11, 2012.

Panel Presentation, “China and the United States: Managing a Strategic Competition,” Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars conference, “China as a Global Power: Contending Views from China,” Washington, D.C., November 15, 2012.

Speech, “A Strategy to De-Fund Mexico’s Drug Cartels,” South Texas World Affairs Council,” Corpus Christi, Texas, October 10, 2012;  Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., November 14, 2012; Denver World Affairs Council, Denver, Colorado, November 28, 2012; and Santa Fe Council on International Relations, December 5, 2012.

Paper Presented, "Mexico’s Drug War Mayhem and Washington’s Worry," Cato Institute conference "Ending the War on Drugs," Washington, D.C., November 15, 2011.

Speech, "FYROM’s Unpromising Quest for NATO and EU Membership," Hellenic Congress of Quebec Conference, "Macedonia: The Historical Truth," Montreal, Canada, November 13, 2011.

Panel Presentation, "A Clouded Crystal Ball: Global Security Trends and America’s Challenges," Northrop Grumman conference, "Emerging Global Security Trends," Aspen, Colorado, July 19-20, 2011.

Speech, "America’s 2010 Midterm Elections: Impact on U.S. Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean," Foreign Affairs Committee, Greek Parliament, Athens, Greece, December 7, 2010, and University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus, December 1, 2010.

Speech, "Politics By Other Means: Washington’s Dubious Foreign Policy Decision-Making Process," Foreign Ministry, Government of Greece, Athens, Greece, December 3, 2010, and Foreign Ministry, Government of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, December 1, 2010..

Paper, "Washington as a Facilitator, Not an Enabler, Regarding Cyprus," Presented to an American Hellenic Institute Foundation and Cyprus Federation of America Conference "Fifty Year Anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus," Washington, D.C., October 5, 2010.

Paper, "Balkan Tensions and the Future of NATO," Presented to the 2010 Convention of the Pan Macedonian Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 2010.

Speech, "Defending America While Avoiding Foreign Policy Hypochondria," Wisconsin Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 4, 2010.

Paper, "A Chill in the Air: U.S.-Turkish Relations in the 21st Century," Presented to an American Hellenic Institute Forum "U.S. Policy Toward Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus: Developments and Prospects in the Obama Administration," New York, New York, April 26, 2010.

Speech, "Rogue States and Nuclear Weapons: The Cases of North Korea and Iran," Indianapolis World Affairs Council, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 21, 2010.

Paper, "Loose Cannon: America's Turkish 'Ally' in the 21st Century," Presented to an American Hellenic Institute Conference, "The U.S. Alliance with Turkey: Implications for Greece and Cyprus," Washington, D.C., April 14, 2010.

Speech, "Tightrope Act: Arms Sales to Taiwan and U.S.-China Relations," Center for National Policy Forum, "Arming Taiwan: Impact on Asian Security and U.S.-PRC Relations," Washington, D.C., May 26, 2010.

Speech, "America's Changing Security Role in East Asia," Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra, Australia, March 17, 2010.

Speech, "Adjusting to a New Reality: America's Changing Security Role in East Asia and Its Implications for Australia." Australian Office of National Assessment, Canberra, Australia, March 17, 2010.

Speech, How Will Histroy Judge George W. Bush's Foreign Policy?" Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney, Australia, March 16, 2010.

Speech, "Historical Models for President Obama's Foreign Policy?" Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney, Australia, March 15, 2010.

Speech, "Why Iran and North Korea Chose to Pursue a Nuclear Capability," Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, January 21, 2010.

Speech, "Rogue States and Nuclear Weapons," South Texas World Affairs Council, Corpus Christi, Texas, January 20, 2010.

Speech, "The International Drug War, Failure on Multiple Fronts," Santa Fe Council on International Relations, Sante Fe, New Mexico, August 6, 2009.

Paper, Cyprus and the Obama Administration: Good News and Bad News," Presented to an American Hellenic Institute Conference, "Cyprus 35 Years Later: What Is Needed for a Solution," Washington, D.C., July 22, 2009.

Speech, "The Taiwan Issue and U.S.-China Relations Under President Obama," Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China, June 16, 2009.

Paper, "'Plan B' Options for Dealing with North Korea," Presented to a Conference, "Major Powers' Relations and East Asia Hot Issues," Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and the Shanghai International Culture Association, Shanghai, China, June 15, 2009.

Speech, "The Fire Next Door: Mexico's Drug Violence and U.S. Security," Scowcroft Institute of World Affairs, Bush School of Public Policy, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, April 24, 2009.

Speech, "Troubled Neighbor: The Rising Drug Violence in Mexico," World Affairs Council of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas  April 22, 2009.

Speech, "The Drug War: Four Decades of Failure," Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusettes, April 15, 2009.

"NATO at 60: A Hollow Alliance," Speech to a Cato Institute Capitol Hill Forum, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2009

"Rethinking the U.S. War on Drugs," Speech to the World Affairs Council of Oregon, Portland, Oregon, March 26, 2009.

"A Strategic Response to the 'Wars on Drugs and Terror'," Speech to the World Affairs Council of Northern California, San Francisco, California, March 11, 2009.

"Mexico's Drug War: The Growing Crisis on Our Southern Border," Speech to a Cato Institute Policy Forum, Washington, D.C., February 19, 2009.

"Positioning for Advantage in a Multipolar International System," Speech to a Bush School of Government and Public Policy, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs Conference, "Global Trends 2025: A Conversation with Global and Regional Experts," Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, November 18, 2008.

"Global Terror's Central Front: Pakistan and Afghanistan." Speech to a Cato Institute Capitol Hill Forum, Washington, D.C., October 2, 2008.

"Chances for Progress on a Lingering Injustice," Speech to an American Hellenic Institute Conference, "Cyprus 34 Years Later: What is Needed for a Solution?" Washington, D.C. July 26, 2008.

Smart Power: Toward a Prudent Foreign Policy for America,” Speech to a Cato Institute Book Forum, June 17, 2008. 

“U.S.-China Relations in the Coming Decade: Problems and Prospects,” Lecture to a Cato Institute Capitol Hill Forum, May 30, 2008. 

“Avoiding War with Iran,” Speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Los Angeles, CA, December 3, 2007.

“Collision Course: The Troubled U.S. Relationship with Turkey,” speech to a Policy Forum sponsored by the American Hellenic Institute, Washington, D.C., November 13, 2007. 

“Policy Options for Dealing with Iran,” speech to the Denver World Affairs Council, Denver, CO, September 25, 2007. 

“The End of the Balkan Interlude?” paper presented to a conference, “A Search for a Roadmap to Peace in the Balkans,” sponsored by the American Hellenic Institute and the Pan Macedonian Association, Washington, D.C., June 27, 2007. 

“Toward a Grand Bargain with Iran,” speech to the Southern Institute for International Studies, Atlanta, GA, June 21, 2007. 

“Toward a Grand Bargain with Iran,” speech to the Charlotte World Affairs Council, Charlotte, NC, April 5, 2007. 

“Rogue States and Nuclear Proliferation,” lecture to the Bush School for Government and Public Service, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, February 8, 2007. 

“America’s Coming War with China?” speech to the Foundation for Economic Education lecture, Tarrytown, N.Y., June 17, 2005. 

“Turkey in Europe and the Middle East: Constructive Partner or Major Problem?” speech to the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York forum, New York, NY, April 19, 2005. 

“Dealing with a Nuclear Iran: A Strategy of Acceptance and Deterrence,” Cato Institute forum, “Iran’s Nuclear Program: Isolation, Engagement, or Acceptance,” Washington, D.C., October 28, 2004. 

“The Costs of Global Interventionism in Blood, Treasure, and Freedom,” paper presented to a Cato Institute conference, “Lessons from the Iraq War: Reconciling Liberty and Security,” Washington, D.C., October 22, 2004. 

“Growing Estrangement: The Bush Administration’s National Security Strategy and Transatlantic Relations,” paper presented to a Centre of International Studies Conference on Anglo American Relations, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, October 25, 2002. 

“Misplaced Priorities: U.S. Support for NATO Expansion into the Baltics,” paper presented to a conference on the future of NATO, sponsored by  the Henry Jackson School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, November 29, 2001. 

“The Bush Administration and the Transatlantic Security Relationship,” paper presented to the Western European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris Transatlantic Conference, Paris, France, July 21, 2001.

“The European Union Ascendant: Dealing with Security Problems in the Eastern Mediterranean,” paper presented to a Center for Strategic and International Studies conference, “Aegean Security and Transatlantic Cooperation: A Window of Opportunity?” Washington, D.C., June 18, 2001. 

“Turkey as America’s Ally: The Power of Delusion,” speech to a Conference on the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans, American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, Washington, D.C., May 22, 2001.

"Collateral Damage: The Wide-Ranging Consequences of America's Drug War," paper presented to a Cato Institute Conference, "Beyond Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century," Washington, October 5, 1999.

"Confusion and Stereotypes: U.S. Policy Toward the PRC at the Dawn of the 21st Century," paper presented to a Cato Institute Conference, "Whither China? The PRC at 50," Washington, September 29, 1999. 

"Securing America's Real European Interests," paper presented to Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and the Program on International Studies at the University of Chicago, the Office of Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and the Strategic Studies Institutes, U.S. Army War College, Conference, "The Future of U.S. Military Presence in Europe," Chicago, April 4, 1999. 

"Kosovo and Cyprus: The U.S. Double Standard," paper presented to an American Hellenic Institute Foundation, Conference, "The United States and Cyprus--Twenty Five Years Later: A Study in Double Standards," Washington, July 28, 1999.  

"NATO's Crisis of Relevance," paper presented to a Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Studies, Kent State University, Conference, "NATO after 50 Years," Kent, Ohio, May 7, 1999. 

"NATO's Search for Relevance," paper presented to the 57th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 17, 1999. 

"The Dangers of Strategic Ambiguity," paper presented to the Association of Friends of President Lee Symposium, "U.S.-Taiwan Relations at 50," Washington, January 9, 1999. 

"The United States and Turkey: A Study in Double Standards," paper presented to an American Hellenic Institute Foundation Conference, "The United States and Turkey: The Challenges for American Foreign Policy," Washington, November 21, 1998. 

"Overcoming U.S. Foreign Policy Hypochondria: A Strategy to Create Security Buffers," paper presented to the International Security Studies Section, International Studies Association Conference, Monterey, CA, November 7, 1998.

"The Clinton Administration's Incoherent East Asia Policy and Its Consequences," paper presented to the Institute for Corean-American Studies Conference, "Asia's Challenges Ahead," Philadelphia, September 29, 1998. 

"Eagle in the China Shop: The Economic Consequences of U.S. Global Meddling," paper presented to a Cato Institute Conference, "Collateral Damage: The Economic Cost of U.S. Foreign Policy, Washington, June 23, 1998. 

"Strategic Evasions and the Drive for NATO Enlargement," paper presented to a Cato Institute Conference, "NATO Enlargement: Illusions and Reality," Washington, June 25, 1997. 

"Trade, Security, and the Troubled U.S.-China Relationship," paper presented to a Cato Institute and Fudan University Conference, "China as a Global Economic Power: Market Reforms in the New Millennium," Shanghai, June 16, 1997. 

"American Interests in Asia: Economic and Security Priorities for the Next Decade," paper presented to the Eighth Meeting of the Study Group, "American Interests in Asia: Economic and Security Priorities," Economic Strategy Institute, Washington, May 15, 1997. 

"Toward a New Relationship with Japan," paper presented to a Japan-America Society Conference, "U.S.-Japan Security Relations in an Asian Context," Washington, January 29, 1997. 

"The Fallacy of Collective Security," paper presented to a Cato Institute Conference, "The United Nations and Global Intervention," Washington, October 22, 1996. 

"The Troubled U.S.-Japanese Alliance," speech in the Okinawan Prefectural Government's Distinguished Lecturer Series, Naha, Okinawa, September 18, 1996. 

"A Cost-Benefit Analysis of U.S. Security Commitments," speech given to a Council on Foreign Relations National Conference, New York, June 7, 1996. 

"Smothering Allies: Washington Needs a New East Asian Strategy," speech given to the 29th International General Meeting, Pacific Basin Economic Council, Washington, May 22, 1996. 

"Wishful Thinking and Strategic Evasions: The Campaign for NATO Enlargement," paper presented at a conference, "Quests for Western Security Amid Global Uncertainty," co-sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, College of William and Mary and the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT), North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 12, 1996. 

"NATO Expansion and the Future of U.S.-Russian Relations," lecture to the Executive Program for General Officers of the Russian Federation, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, September 13, 1995. 

"Strategic Independence: Beyond the 'Light-Switch' Model of U.S. Engagement," speech given to the Northern California World Affairs Council Conference, "Managing Global Chaos: An American Responsibility?"  Asilomar, California, May 7, 1995. 

"Nonproliferation Policy Dilemmas," lecture given an Aspen Institute conference, Queenstown, Maryland, March 11, 1995. 

"The Balkan Crisis and the Faulty 1930s Analogy," speech given to the 48th Annual Convention of the Pan-Macedonian Association of USA and Canada, Washington, July 1, 1994. 

"The Many Dimensions of U.S. Engagement," lecture given to the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs symposium, Washington, April 5, 1994. 

"Unwise Commitments and Excessive Spending:  U.S. Security Strategy under President Clinton," lecture given to a Financial Post conference, "Towards a New World Order: Redefining International Defense Priorities," Ottawa, Canada, November 10, 1993. 

"Avoiding Parochial Conflicts in the Post-Cold War Era," lecture given to the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute, Washington, September 13, 1993. 

"The Clinton Administration's Foreign Policy Opportunities," lecture given to a Brookings Institution and Congressional Quarterly conference,  "Beyond the First 100 Days," Washington, May 19, 1993. 

"Washington's Foreign Policy Hypochondria," paper presented to a Brookings Institution conference, "The Evolving Nature of the National Security Threat," Washington, April 13, 1993. 

"Crisis Intervention: A Blueprint for Needless Entanglements," lecture given to a Brookings Institution conference, "U.S. Military in Transition," Washington, March 10, 1993. 

"The Politics of Preservation: America's Cold War Alliances in a Post-Cold War World," speech given to the Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley, October 26, 1992. 

"Dealing With Chemical Weapons, Nuclear Weapons, and Ballistic Missile Proliferation in the Post-Cold War Era," lecture given to the Philadelphia World Affairs Council conference "American Priorities in a New World,"  Philadelphia, October 16, 1992. 

"Coercion for Export: Washington's Hemispheric Drug War," paper presented to a Cato Institute and Center for the Study of Free Enterprise conference, "Liberty in the Americas: Free Trade and Beyond," Mexico City, May 22, 1992. 

"Strategic Independence: A Strategy for Liberty and Security," paper presented to a Cato Institute conference, "The New World Order and Its Alternatives," Washington, March 31, 1992. 

"The New World Order: A Foreign Policy for Masochists," lecture given in the Dofflemyer Lecture Series, Stanford University, Stanford, California, March 10, 1992. 

"Unintended Consequences: Issues and Problems in Foreign Policy Analysis," lecture given at an Institute for Humane Studies conference, Washington, January 24, 1992.

"Alternatives to the New World Order," lecture given at a CIA colloquium, Washington, November 15, 1991. 

"New World Order: Program Or Posture?" paper presented at a Council on Foreign Relations seminar, Washington, November 12, 1991. 

"The Pitfalls of Collective Security," National Defense University Conference on the United Nations, Washington, October 9, 1991. 

"Avoiding New World Order Crusades," speech to a Pacific Security Research Institute conference, Melbourne, Australia, September 5, 1991. 

"Washington's Hemispheric Drug War and the Disruption of Latin American Societies," paper presented to a Cato Institute conference, "Multilateral Aid: Fostering Independence or Addiction?" Washington, May 8, 1991. 

"Washington's Potemkin Collective Security Enterprise," paper presented at a Cato Institute conference, "America in the Gulf: Vital Interest or Pointless Entanglement?" Washington, January 8, 1991. 

"The 'Carcass of Dead Policies': U.S.-European Security Relations in the Post-Cold War Era," paper presented to a Scientists' Institute for Public Information Conference on New Strategic Realities, Arlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, November 17, 1990. 

"Washington's Persian Gulf Entanglement," lecture given to an American University Roundtable on Post-Cold War U.S. Strategy, Washington, October 27, 1990. 

"America's Role in a Post-Cold War World," lecture given at a Washington Strategy Seminar, Washington, June 21, 1990. 

"South Korea: A Vital or Peripheral U.S. Security Interest?" paper given at a Cato Institute conference, "The U.S.-South Korean Alliance: Time for a Change," Washington, June 21, 1990. 

"America's China Policy: The Virtue of Patience," paper given at an International Security Council Forum on U.S. - PRC Relations, Washington, June 5, 1990. 

"Symbolic Gestures and Selective Outrage: The Politics of Sanctions, paper given at the Freedom House Symposium on Economic Sanctions, New York, May 15, 1989. 

"Benign Detachment: A New U.S. Security Strategy in the Third World," paper given at a Cato Institute conference, "Collective Security or Strategic Independence: Alternative Strategies for the Future," Washington, December 2, 1987. 

"Two Cheers for SDI," paper given at a Cato Institute conference, "Assessing the Reagan Years," Washington, October 1, 1987. 

"Washington's Campaign Against the International Drug Trade: An Exercise in Futility," lecture at the Forum on International Narcotics Trafficking and U.S. National Security, Center for Law and National Security, Washington, September 4, 1986. 

"Isolationist Offensive: The Campaign for the Bricker Amendment," paper given at the Symposium on 20th-Century U.S. History, University of Texas, Austin, October 26, 1973.

Congressional Testimony

Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations regarding U.S. policy in Iraq, January 11, 2007. 

Testimony, “Foreign Assistance and U.S. Foreign Policy,” U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on International Relations, March 13, 1997.

Honors and Awards

The Captive Press named an “Outstanding Academic Book” by the American Library Association, College Division, 1996. 

Listed in Who’s Who in America, 1995 to present. 

Designated as one of the 500 most influential people in American foreign policy by the World Affairs Councils of America.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Council on Foreign Relations. 

Contributing Editor, National Interest. 

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Mediterranean Quarterly. 

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Strategic Studies.