Christopher Layne

The Post-Saddam Quagmire

In his classic treatise On War, the Prussian military theorist Karl von Clausewitz argued that the decision to go to war is the most important act of statecraft, and should be made rationally after calculating the potential gains against the likely costs and consequences. The Bush administration’s decision to go......

The Right Peace

Not all Americans concerned about the Bush administration’s headlong rush to war with Iraq are on the political left. Many conservatives and serious academic students of international politics are equally troubled. I am one of them. This administration‘s Iraq policy is, simply, antithetical to American national interests. I come from......
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