Four of my favorite reads from 2018
A dozen book recommendations
In late 2005, I would arrive at the office early and catch up on the latest news of sectarian violence in Iraq. It made for gruesome reading—bodies discovered in vacant houses, tied to chairs with clear evidence of torture. A favorite tool seemed to be power drills, which were used on knees, ankles, heads. There […]
On the tension among “universal” values, world order, and U.S. power
In a Chickenhawk nation, policy still matters (featuring a case study on Somalia)
The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis. The search for world order has long been defined almost exclusively by the concepts of Western societies … But vast regions of the world have never shared and only acquiesced in the Western concept of order … [The United States must think] […]
Markets are pricing for utopia but is tectonic change afoot?