Islamists can do untold harm, even if they can’t win.
The need to govern is real.
Combatting not just terrorists, but the ideology that motivates them.
We may not be able to pry Pakistan from its paranoid dependency on jihadism, but we don’t have to fund it.
Lessons of the Punic Wars.
Nor are military courts the solution.
What we’ve gotten right, and what we’ve gotten wrong.
What the Abbottabad documents reveal.
The idiots can be managed. But what happens when smart jihadists start showing up?
IS could invent ever more gruesome forms of murder, but it could not make a fighter plane or win the lasting allegiance of the majority. . .
Remembering a prescient conversation.
Who’s really being naïve about nation-building?
Poems take up nearly one fifth of many al-Qaeda magazines.