Publications by James Jay Carafano

It's time for Congress to hit the 'reset' button on public diplomacy, says Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, April 14, 2014

George Kennan knew a thing or two about how nations treat one another.  In 1946, while serving as deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Moscow, he penned "the long telegram." That assessment of what motivated the Soviet Union shaped U.S. policy toward Moscow for decades.  {read more}

Five of the Obama Doctrine's stealth foreign policy failures, by Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, April 7, 2014

On a Moscow train platform, two men smoke and swap rumors in the frozen evening air.  "I hear they've raised the Russian flag in Donetsk?" one says.  "I hear Crimea, too."  So reports freelance journalist Noah Sneider in Slate.  {read more}

Free nations should band together to promote shared values, says Prof. Carafano

Publication Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Americans wanted to know how the president planned to end the Great War and prevent the next one. And so, on September 27, 1918, Woodrow Wilson took to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. There, amid the beaux arts glitter and gilt, he declared that what the world needed was a League of Nations.  {read more}

Active and reserve forces are all on the same Army team, says Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, March 24, 2014

Running for president in 1968, Richard Nixon made a bold promise: He would end the draft. And he did. The Pentagon switched to an "all-volunteer force."  {read more}

Prof. Carafano: Ukraine crisis will make Iran's mullahs more interested in nuclear weapons

Publication Date: Monday, March 10, 2014

They called it the Lisbon Protocol.  In 1991, the U.S. and Russia agreed to historic reductions in nuclear weapons. But there was a hitch: Russia didn't exactly own all of its nukes.  {read more}

Now is not the time to repeat past mistakes and shrink the military, says Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, March 3, 2014

Finally, a defense secretary who would roll up his sleeves and start getting bloated Pentagon spending under control.  {read more}

U.S. military is playing catch-up in digital media war, says Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, February 24, 2014

Here is a not-so-secret secret: America's Army in Europe is putting out a contract to scour social networks for information that would "identify violent extremist influences" worth worrying about.  {read more}

Prof. James Carafano comments on the perils of arming Iraq to beat back Al Qaeda

Publication Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

For almost every foreign policy problem, John Kerry has an "easy button." Unfortunately, hitting that button usually doesn't do the trick. And sometimes, it leaves the world worse off.  {read more}

"Black swans" to watch out for in 2014, by Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Americans will die on American soil in large numbers. So predicted the Hart-Rudman Commission seven months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  {read more}

Prof. James Carafano comments on Bilateral Security Agreement in Afghanistan

Publication Date: Monday, December 9, 2013

It sounds like a soap opera... and it might be nothing but theatrics after all. The very public back and forth over whether Afghanistan will adopt a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) allowing U.S. and NATO troops to remain in the country after 2014 has been dramatic, to say the least.  {read more}

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