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"America Can't Win the Drug War in Afghanistan," The National Interest, December 5, 2017.

"The Duplicitous Superpower," The American Conservative, November 28, 2017.

"Washington’s Kurdish Dilemmas," Aspenia Online, October 12, 2017.

"Abandoning the Iran Deal Is Just One Example of Irrational U.S. Diplomacy," The National Interest, October 11, 2017.

"Liberals Love Trump—When He Embraces Military Intervention," American Conservative, September 27, 2017.

"Trump’s Threat to Destroy North Korea Not a Radical Break with U.S. Deterrence Policy," China US Focus, September 26, 2017.

"Will Conservative Hawks Persuade Trump to Back Regime Change in Iran?," Newsweek, U.S. Edition, September 21, 2017.

"Replacing Washington’s failed North Korea policy," Aspenia Online, September 4, 2017.

"Americans Are Strangely Oblivious to the Security Crisis in Mexico," The National Interest, August 29, 2017.

"China’s Fraying Patience with Taiwan: Prelude to Crisis," China U.S. Focus, August 2, 2017.

"Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug," The American Conservative, August 1, 2017.

"Mexican Drug Violence Only Getting Worse," The American Conservative, July 6, 2017.

"Is Terrorism Transforming America Into a Police State?," The National Interest, July 4, 2017.

"Trump Lectures NATO: A Burden-Sharing Quest on Steroids," Aspenia Online, May 27, 2017.

"Washington’s Shameful Fondness for Saudi Arabia," The American Conservative, May 23, 2017.

"How Kosovo Poisoned America's Relationship with Russia, The National Interest, May 19, 2017.

"The Myopic Campaign to Make Russia a Pariah," The American Conservative, May 16, 2017.

"Washington’s East Asian Allies May Learn the Perilous Cost of Security Dependence, China U.S. Focus, May 15, 2016.

"The Anti-Russia Inquisition Intensifies," The National Interest, May 7, 2017.

"The Cost of Free-Riding," The American Conservative, April 18, 2017.

"Don’t Start a New Cold War Over Syria," The American Conservative, April 13, 2017.

"Incentivizing China on N. Korea Requires Creative U.S. Diplomacy," China U.S. Focus, March 24, 2017.

"Trump Must Stand His Ground with NATO," The National Interest, March 26, 2017.

"Jeff Sessions Is Rip Van Winkle on Drug Policy," The American Conservative, March 17, 2017.

"Quoted in: News Analysis: Tillerson's first China visit to build on positive momentum in China-U.S. ties," New China, March 16, 2017. 

"America’s options to change tack on North Korea," Aspenia Online, March 7, 2017.

"America, Crimea and the Dangers of Hypocrisy," The National Interest, February 27, 2017.

"Washington’s rejection of TPP gives China only a limited geopolitical opportunity," Aspenia Online, February 22, 2017.

"Trump’s Testy Telephone Call with Australia’s Prime Minister: A Portent of Washington’s Treatment of U.S. Allies," China U.S. Focus, February 15, 2017.

"U.S. Hypocrisy On Election Meddling," Huffington Post, January 31, 2017.

"The Simple Reason Russia and America Keep Inching towards Crisis," The Skeptics, The National Interest, January 19, 2017.

"Economic Ties May Not Be Enough to Prevent a Crisis in U.S. Relations with China," China US Focus, January 13, 2017.

"Good Riddance to Castro and a Failed U.S. Foreign Policy," The National Interest, November 29, 2016.

"What are the Philippines and Malaysia Doing When It Comes to China? (It's Called Bandwagoning)," The National Interest, November 6, 2016.

"Why Washington should seek a security divorce from Manila", Aspenia Online, November 4, 2016

"Losing the Philippines Won't Imperil U.S. Interests in Asia," The National Interest, October 27, 2016.

"Was Trump’s Threat to Prosecute Hillary a Dictatorial Impulse?," The American Conservative, October 18, 2016.

"Realists Should Care about Morality," The National Interest, October 14, 2016.

"Worried Neighbors Move to Balance Beijing." China US Focus, October 12, 2016.

"What Duterte Demonstrates About US Security Commitments Abroad," The Diplomat, October 11, 2016.

"America’s Loose-Cannon Allies," Cato at Liberty, September 28, 2016.

"How to Spark a War in Asia," The National Interest, September  24, 2016.

"Is the Libertarian Party the moderate alternative in today’s America?" Aspenia Online, September 20, 2016.

"NATO is an Institutional Dinosaur," Reprinted as a Cato Institute Commentary, August 25, 2016.

"NATO is an Institutional Dinosaur," War On The Rocks, August 25, 2016.

"We’re in Bed With Erdogan’s Dictatorship," Newsweek, July 28, 2016.

"While Washington Looks Elsewhere, Taiwan Tensions Grow," China U.S. Focus, July 26, 2016

"NATO’s Mounting Internal Challenges," Aspenia Online, July 9, 2016.

"How Beijing Is Countering U.S. Strategic Primacy," China U.S. Focus, June 21, 2016.

"Old, Inferior Wine in New Bottles: The House GOP Foreign Policy Report," Huffington Post, June 16, 2016.

"Washington must stop challenging other major powers in their neighborhoods," The Hill, June 7, 2016.

"Where Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Falls Flat," Newsweek, May 27, 2016.

"Trump is Right: Our Allies Should Defend Themselves," Newsweek (reprinted from Cato at Liberty), May 6, 2016.

"Persistent Suitor: Washington Wants India as an Ally to Contain China," China U.S. Focus, April 29, 2016

"Is America Cozying Up to India to Counter China?," Newsweek, April 16, 2016.

"Washington Shouldn't Sweat Latin Leftists," The National Interest, February 26, 2016.

"South Korea’s Nuclear Flirtation: A Game Changer for Both China and U.S.?", China US Focus, February23, 2016.

"Why China Props Up Kim Jong-Un," Newsweek, February 10, 2016.

"The Many Layers of the Syria and Iraq Conflicts," Aspenia Online, February 5, 2016.

Quoted extensively in "John Kerry's Beijing Reality Check," by Elise Labott and Stephen Collinson, CNN Politics, January 26, 2016.

"Both China and U.S. Need to Adjust Policies Toward North Korea," China US Focus, January 15, 2016.

"Should China Consider the “Finland Option” for Taiwan?" China US Focus, January 6, 2016.

"We Defeat ISIS. Then What?," The National Interest, December 31, 2015.

"The Jihadis Don’t Hate Us Because Women Drive," Newsweek, December 14, 2015.

"Bill O’Reilly’s Absurd and Dangerous Historical Comparison," Newsweek, December 13, 2015.

"5 Inconvenient Truths of the War on ISIS," The National Interest, November 25, 2015.

"A sober look at the West’s Kurdish allies," Aspenia, November 20, 2015.

"No-Fly Zone in Syria Is a No-No," Newsweek, November 15, 2015.

"Don't Be Too Hopeful: Iraqi Kurdistan is No Better than Its Neighbors," The National Interest, November 14, 2015.

"Washington Needlessly Escalates South China Sea Crisis, China U.S. Focus, November 4, 2015.

"Dealing with Bad Allies: The Case for Moral Realism, The National Interest, October 22, 2015.

"Time for America to Abandon Afghanistan," The National Interest, October 13, 2015.

"The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Washington’s unwise exclusion of China," Aspenia, October 8, 2015.

"Xi-Obama Summit: Modest Achievements and Missed Opportunities," China U.S. Focus, October 5, 2015.

"The Xi-Obama summit: Spurn the China-bashers," China Daily, September 24, 2015.

"The U.S.-China Summit: Can Obama and Xi Find Common Ground?," The National Interest, September 23, 2015.

"Dealing with a prickly Russia," Aspenia Online, September 16, 2015.

"Could China's Economic Troubles Spark a War?," The National Interest, September 6, 2015.

"A Little More Money, A Lot More Problems: Japan's Defense Dilemma," The National Interest, September 2, 2015.

"China: The Mishandled Issue in the U.S. Presidential Election Campaign," China U.S. Focus, August 31, 2015

"Washington's Fondness for 'Friendly' Dictators," The National Interest, August 16, 2015.

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

"Keeping Americans Excited about War," The National Interest, July 17, 2015.

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

"Synthetic drugs are very dangerous. Let’s legalize them." The Washington Post, June 18, 2015.

"Turbulent triangle: US, 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 Three," The National Interest, 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?," The National Interest, May 18, 2015.

"NATO, European spending and US grievances," Aspenia Online, May 12, 2015.

"Ambivalence about A More Assertive Japan," China U.S. Focus, April 29, 2015.

"The Japan Dilemma: Asia's Next Geopolitical Nightmare?" The National Interest, April 26, 2015.

"Alienating Russia: How Washington's Middle East Policy May Suffer", Real Clear Defense, April 25, 2015.

"No Cigar: Obama's Cuba Critics Are Dead Wrong," The National Interest, April 17, 2015.

"A Really Bad Idea: A 'Limited' War with Iran," The National Interest, April 14, 2015.

"America: Its Own Worst Nuclear Enemy," Real Clear Defense, April 5, 2015.

"Blast from the Past: When Hawks Wanted to Bomb a 'Suicidal' China," The National Interest, April 1, 2015.

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

"Venezuela's Obnoxious Regime Is Not a Security Threat," The National Interest, March 12, 2015.

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

"The Island Dispute No One Is Talking About," The National Interest, February 23,2015.

"NATO’s most problematic member: an authoritarian Turkey," Aspenia Online, February 11, 2015.

"We Can Live with an (Almost) Nuclear Iran," The National Interest, February 6, 2015.

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

"Watch Out, America: Mexico May Be the Next Failed State," The National Interest, January 29, 2015.

"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 on North Korea?,"  The National Interest, January 3, 2015.

"Turkey: NATO’s Loose Cannon, Gulan Media, 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," The National Interest, December 18, 2014.

"Washington Refuses to Face Contradictions in ISIS Fight," Gulan Media, December 12, 2014.

"Do We Need the International Criminal Court?," New York Times-The Opinion Pages: Room for Debate, December 11, 2014.

"The US Needs To Recognize Russia’s Monroe Doctrine," Defense One, December 5, 2014.

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

"India and the United States: neither adversaries nor allies," Aspenia Online, November 28, 2014.

"A Grave Threat to the NATO Alliance (And It's Not Russia's Military) ," The National Interest, November 13, 2014.

"Just Say "No": Time to End the War on Drugs in Afghanistan," with Christopher A. Preble, The National Interest, November 3, 2014.

"America's Fatal Blunder in the War against ISIS," The National Interest, 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 Media, October 7, 2014.

"Beware, China: Taiwan Is Watching Your Every Move in Hong Kong," The National Interest, October 3, 2014.

"The war against ISIS: moving beyond convenient myths," Aspenia Online, September 23, 2014.

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

"Why ISIS Has an Abundance of Modern Weapons," Gulan Media, September 19, 2014.

"US 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 Consider Accepting a Chinese Monroe Doctrine?," China U.S. Focus, August 21, 2014.

"Obama's China Strategy Is Doomed," The National Interest, August 15, 2014.

"Washington Still Can’t Pick Foreign Clients," The American Conservative, August 4, 2014.

"China's Big Course Correction in the South China Sea?", The National Interest, July 25, 2014.

"The child migrant crisis is just the latest disastrous consequence of America’s drug war," The Washington Post, The Watch, July 21, 2014,

"Missiles, Nukes, and Purges: Five Minutes on North Korea with Ted Carpenter, Interview, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, July 18, 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 On-Line, July 16, 2014.

"U.S. Should Respect Kurdistan’s Decision about Iraq’s Future," Gulan Media, July 9, 2014.

"Drug cartels are causing a refugee crisis," CNN World, July 8, 2014.

"The Taiwan Issue Shows Signs of Re-Igniting," China-US Focus, July 3, 2014.

"From Stalwarts to Scapegoats: America'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 Media, June 2, 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 Media, May 21, 2014.

"Washington's Biggest Strategic Mistake," National Interest Online, April 18, 2014.

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

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

"A Turkish-Iranian Rapprochement: Regional Implications," Gulan Media, March 9, 2014.

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

"Washington’s Dilemma with China: Security vs Economics," Aspenia, February 26, 2014.

"Washington’s destructive quest for reliable Arab allies," Aspenia Online, February 17, 2014.

"Time for Tough Love in East Asia," The National Interest, 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 Opinion, January 15, 2014.

"Can Iraq Survive?," The National Interest, January 14. 2014.

"U.S. Congress Tries to Sabotage Diplomacy toward Iran," Gulan Media, December 28, 2013.

"US Response to China's ADIZ Biased," China Daily, December 23, 2013.

"Colombia: A Forgotten Front in the War on Drugs Heats Up," The National Interest, December 22, 2013.

"Vigilantes in Mexico: A Warning Sign of Chaos," The National Interest, December 11, 2013.

"Ted Galen Carpenter: NATO's $1 billion monument to irrelevance," Orange County Register, November 20, 2013.

"China’s Meager Typhoon Relief Aid: Is Beijing Sending a Geopolitical Message?," China US Focus, November 28, 2013.

"The Kurdish issue returns to prominence," Aspenia Online, November 28, 2013.

"Congress' Worst-of-Both-Worlds Approach to Foreign Policy," The National Interest, November 13, 2013.

"Is Iraq Becoming a Failed State?," Gulan Media, October  22, 2013.

"Obama's Dangerous South China Sea Strategy," The National Interest, October 21, 2013.

"War with Syria: Not Out of the Woods Yet," The National Interest, October 10, 2013.

"Drug Prohibition is a Global Folly," CNN Opinion, October 4, 2013.

"Fading Hopes for India as a Strategic Counterweight to China ," China U.S> Focus, October 4, 2013.

"Troubled triangle: economic constraints on Delhi, Beijing and Washington," Aspenia Online, October 2, 2013.

"Bomb Syria to Intimidate Iran: Recycling a Bad Idea," The National Interest, September 17, 2013.

"World Has Not Stopped for Syria," The National Interest, September 11, 2013.

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

"Using the Kosovo Precedent in Syria: Damaging US Relations With China and Russia," China U.S. Focus, August 28, 2013.

"Syria and the Kosovo Precedent," The National Interest, August 28, 2013.

"Kurds Battle Al Qaeda Affiliates," Gulan Media, August 26, 2013.

"Syria's Kurds Take the Offensive," The National Interest,  August 23, 2013.

"Don't Blame American Guns for Mexico's Drug War," The National Interest, August 14, 2013.

"Dangerous Congressional Meddling in the South China Sea,"  Real Clear World, August 13, 2013

"Egypt’s Coup Tests Washington’s Commitment to Democracy," Gulan Media, July 27, 2013.

"Dangerous Congressional Meddling in the South China Sea," China U.S. Focus, August 12, 2013.

"Ending a dangerous game," China Daily USA, July 23, 2013.

"Mexican Drug Lord Captured—So What?" The National Interest, July 18, 2013.

"Helping Libya, Helping Syria," The National Interest, July 2, 2013.

"Japan’s Containment Strategy against China," China U.S. Focus, June 17, 2013.

"The US-China Summit: Why Cooperation Remains Tentative,"  Aspenia Online, June 10, 2013.

"Is Bahrain the Next Middle East Crisis?" Gulan Media, June 5, 2013.

"Japan's New Security Role in Asia," The National Interest, May 30, 2013.

"Rational and Reckless Alliances," The National Interest. May 9, 2013.

"Prodding China to Pressure North Korea: How US policy Should Change," Aspenia Online, May 8, 2013.

"Turkey’s Resurgence: Implications for the Region", Gulan Media, May 5, 2013.

"Harmful Effects of US Defense Budget," People's Daily Online English, May 4, 2013.

"Armed, Overbearing, and Dangerous," China Daily, USA, May 3, 2013.

"South Korea's Growing Nuclear Flirtation", China U.S. Focus, April 24, 2013.

"Exploit Beijing's Nuclear Nightmare," The National Interest, April 19, 2013.

"Is the U.S. Souring on Makiki's Government?" Gulan Media, April 14, 2013.

"On North Korea, Keep Calm and Carry On," US News, World Reports, April 11, 2013.

"Vigilantes Against Mexico's Cartels," The National Interest, 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 USA, March 38, 2013.

"Conflicting Agendas: The U.S. and It's East Asian Allies." China U.S. Focus, March 20,2013.

"How Washington Encourages Nuclear Proliferation," The National Interest, March 18, 2013.

"North Korea's Mixed Signals," Aspenia Online, March 13, 2013.

"Taiwan Challenges Its Neighbors," The National Interest Commentary, February 28, 2013.

"The Case Against Increased North Korean Sanctions," US News, World Report, February 21, 2013.

"Learn to Live with a Neuclear North Korea," The Washington Post, Opinions, February 14, 2013.

"Caught in the Middle: Syria's Kurdish Population--and the U.S.," Gulan Media, February 2, 2013.

"The Torture Temptation," The National Interest, February 1, 2013.

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

"Serbia's Olive Branch," The National Interest, January 22, 2013.

"Why Hawks Fear Chuck Hagel," US News and World Report, January 17, 2013.

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

"Kurdistan's Syrian Refugee Crisis," Gulan Media, January 9, 2013.

"The Iraq Debacle Continues," The National Interest, January 3, 2013.

"Pyongyang Is Still Deterred," The National Interest, December 20, 2012.

"Mexico is Still Bleeding," The National Interest, December 14, 2012.

"Baghdad's Latest Confrontation with the KRG." Gulan Media, December 11, 2012.

"How Mexico's New President Can Make or Break it's Future," U.S. News and World Report, December 6, 2012.

"Washington's Support for Turkey's Regional Ambitions, Gulan Media, November 19, 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 USA, November 9, 2012.

"Beyond Allies and Adversaries," The National Interest, Commentariat, November 1, 2012.

"The U.S. Should Be Wary of Arming Syrian Rebels," US News, World Reports, November 1, 2012.

"Why is Mexico Drug War Being Ignored?" CNN World, October 30. 2012

"Mexico's Drug Violence Seeps Over the Border," Huffington Post Crime, October 26, 2012.

"Invisible Issue:  Latin America in the US Presidential Campaign," Aspenia On-Line, October 23, 2012.

"Strategic Insolvency on Defense," The National Interest,  Commentariat, October 19, 2012.

"Erdogan's Kurdish Challenges," Gulan Media, October 15, 2012.

"This Time China-Bashing May Be More Than Election Year Politics," Reuters Column, October 11, 2012.

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

"Island Wars," National Interest, Commentariat, October 1, 2012.

"Tense Triangle: Japan, China and South Korea," Aspenia Online, September 27, 2012.

"Washington's Double Standard," National Interest, Commentariat, September 18, 2012.

"Another Suspect in the Libya Attacks," CATO at Libery, September 14, 2012.

"Will the KRG Join the World Trade Organization?" Gulan Media, September 11, 2012.

"The Syrian Civil War's Global Implications," Aspenia Online, September 10, 2012.

"Romney and Obama Foolishly Ignore the War on Drugs," The Huffington Post, September 5, 2012.

"Corruption, Drug Cartels, and the Mexican Police," National Interest, Commentariat, 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," The National Interest, Commentariat, August 17, 2012.

"Syria's Civil War and the dangers of the Middle East Power Struggle," Aspenia Online, August 1, 2012.

"More Troubling Developments in Maliki's Iraq," Gulan Media, July 25, 2012. 

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

"U.S. Sails Into Dangerous Waters," China Daily, July 6, 2012.

"Syria's Domestic Cleavages: A Snare for Western Intervention," Aspenia Online, July 5, 2012.

"The PRI Returns to Power in Mexico," The National Interest, July 5, 2012.

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

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

"China's Nukes in the 1960's: Lessons for Today's Iran," Aspenia Online, June 5, 2012.

"Time for US to Normalize Ties with Pyongyang," China Daily, May 11, 2012.

"Obama Behind the Curve on Drug War," The National Interest, May 4, 2012.

"President Barzani's Visit and Washington's Hedging Strategy,"  Gulan Magazine, April 25, 2012

"The Pernicious Myth That Iran Can't Be Deferred," Aspenia On-Line, April 12, 2012.

"Iraq's Choice of Destinies," Gulan Magazine, April 11, 2012.

"Washington's Dead Policies Toward Pyongyang and Tehran," National Interest, April 9, 2012.

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

"Mexico: The Rot Deepens," National Interest, March 5, 2012.

"Containment a Profoundly Unfriendly Act," China Daily, March 2, 2012.

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

"Syria: Be Careful What You Wish For," National Interest On-Line, February 28, 2012.

"Worrisome Beligerence: GOP Presidential Candidates and Foreign Policy," Aspenia Online, February 15, 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, 2011.

"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. Should 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.

"We're All Leninists Now, The National Interest, June 24, 2012.

"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.

"U.S. Needs a Low Profile in Lybia," 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" 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 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 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.)

"Escape from Mexico," National Interest Online, June 30, 2010.

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

"Obama's Security Strategy is Clueless," 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," 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, Aprill 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 Philadelphia 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 and the War on Terror," Chronicles, February 2010.

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

"Taiwan Strait," Diplomat, January 2010

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

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

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

"What Does Success Down in Afghanistan look like?," 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 Year's 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.

"Going '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-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, Januiary 18, 2009.)

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

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

"Afghanistan's Drug Problem," National Interest Online, December 5, 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

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

"Obama on Foreign Policy: A Mysterious Work in Progress," Chronicles, October 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," by Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 19, 2008

"On Thin Ice," National Interest (Online), August 14, 2008

"Poking the Bear," National Interest (Online), July 29, 2008

"How Good Was the Good War?," American Conservative, July 22, 2008

"John McCain on Foreign Policy: Even Worse Than Bush," Chronicles, July 21, 2008

"A Plan B for Pyongyang," National Interest (Online), July 14, 2008

Additional opinion editorials can be found at www.cato.org .