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Monica Duffy Toft


America's modern addiction to the big stick

The history of US interventions shows that Washington's 'first use' policy of military force is a relatively recent phenomenon.


What the United States needs to own in Russia's war on Ukraine

It was our own policies that facilitated the rise and supported a corrupt crony plutocracy in Russia, pushed its security concerns, and more.

Washington Politics

The hyper-nationalist politics of the COVID-19 pandemic

As the crisis worsens, it's likely that Donald Trump will seek to acquire more emergency powers to the executive branch, likely with broad public support.

Middle East

Long-Term Gains Far Outweigh Short-Term Costs from Withdrawing the U.S. Military from the Middle East

Leaving militarily does not mean leaving all together. The United States should continue to pursue its Middle East interests diplomatically and economically.