Publications by James Jay Carafano

Memo to the President: How to Transform Civil-Military Relations

Publication Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

Relations among political leaders, civilian agencies and the military blow hot and cold. At this point, things are rather chilly.  {read more}

Wake Up, America: China Is a Real Threat

The United States must get over the fear of calling out Beijing’s bad behavior lest it antagonize China.

Publication Date: Monday, February 9, 2015

Between complacency and confrontation there is a responsible way forward that keeps the Asia-Pacific a big enough place to accommodate the vital interests of both Beijing and Washington. The heavy lifting will have to be done by the United States. That's okay. The work will make America a stronger nation and a better Asian ally.  {read more}

The Pentagon's Greatest Challenge (And It's Not ISIS or China)

Publication Date: Friday, January 30, 2015

Before the arms race with the Soviet Union came the hiring race among U.S. military bureaucracies.  {read more}

Measuring Military Power

Publication Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Washington again teeters in a state of strategic freefall-similar to the periods of ambiguity immediately after World War II and the end of the Cold War.  {read more}

How U.S. can help in Iraq without invading

Publication Date: Friday, August 22, 2014

The best way to start winning a war is to stop losing. That axiom certainly applies to what's going on in Iraq. But, that said, there is no place for American brigades in this battle.  {read more}

Don't sign away US sovereignty with bad treaties, says Prof. Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, July 7, 2014

Four weeks after D-Day, having fought fiercely for 28 consecutive days, American troops were still within eyeshot of the Normandy coast.  {read more}

Optimism fades as Obama’s Middle East policies implode, says Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Friday, June 27, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry recently floated a mind-numbing idea: to help turn back ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group that has seized control of more than a third of Iraq-suggesting the U.S. could enter a cooperative arrangement with the mullahs of Iran.  {read more}

There's an intelligence crisis at the White House, says Prof. Carafano

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

With U.S. foreign policy in the doldrums on every front, President Obama's handlers decided it was time for action. And, so he jetted to Afghanistan to spend Memorial Day with the troops.  {read more}

Use the Cold War playbook to keep Russia in line

Publication Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

George Kennan was the State Department's top hand on Moscow. As the U.S.-Soviet alliance unraveled after World War II, no one seemed to understand the Kremlin better than Kennan.  {read more}

Who will ensure freedom of the seas if the US can't? -by Prof. James Carafano

Publication Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Franklin Roosevelt said he was going on a fishing trip. Winston Churchill slipped out of London without anyone noticing. They rendezvoused off the coast of Canada and hammered out the Atlantic Charter, articulating out their aims for the postwar world.  {read more}

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