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“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

"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,” 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

“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.