American Center for Democracy blog
May 1, 2015
Review of Michel Houellebecq's Submission
Journal of Church and State, Winter 2015, pp. 155-57
A review of the edited volume by Roel Meijer and Edwin Bakker
Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2013
A review of the book by Neil J. Kressel
Orbis, Winter 2013
These three organizations struggle to control the future of Europe.
City Journal, Mar. 11, 2011
Russian author Elena Chudinova imagines France's bleak future under Islam.
City Journal, Jan. 29, 2010
Books by Wafa Sultan and Nonie Darwish argue that repression, cruelty and fear are central to Islam.
Radical Islam in Europe
Orbis, Winter 2010
Europe's deficient response to the challenge posed by radical Islam.
When America's Enemies Experience Domestic Unrest
American Thinker, Jun. 22, 2009
Events in Iran today are reminiscent of events in Poland when Solidarity was established.
Security and Data Sharing
Policy Review, April/May 2009
Former senior Justice Department official Mark Richard and I examine the difficulties in sharing information between the United States and the European Union to combat terrorism and serious organized crime.
Bosnia and Global Jihad
American Thinker, Dec. 7, 2008
A review essay of Christopher Deliso's The Coming Balkan Caliphate: The Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the West, and John R. Schindler's Unholy Terror: Bosnia, Al-Qa'ida, and the Rise of Global Jihad.
The Big Chill
Human Events, Sept. 17, 2008
The U.S. Congress needs to pass the Free Speech Protection Act to uphold First Amendment rights of American authors, particularly those writing on such issues as terrorist finance.
Tale of a German Sheikh
City Journal, Aug. 22, 2008
A review of Algerian author Boualem Sansal's Le Village de l'Allemand: ou le journal des freres Schiller, France's novel of the moment that links Islamism to Nazism.
US-European Security Relations after January 2009:
An American Perspective
Atlantic Perspective, Dec. 2007
Post-Bush improvements in transatlantic relations will be constrained by continuing differences in security threat assessments; the lingering effects of 'Bush-hatred'; and declining US interest in and knowledge of Europe, particularly the EU.
Understanding Muslim Extremism
Scripps Howard News Service, Apr. 3, 2007
Op-ed on Muslim extremism in Europe and the United States
Advancing U.S. Interests with the European Union
Atlantic Council of the United States, Feb. 2007
This monograph argues that the United States needs a new strategy for dealing with the European Union, and the organizational changes to support it.
Working with the European Union
Orbis, Winter 2006, pp. 117-32
Whether the EU becomes weaker or stronger, acts as partner or competitor, the United States cannot afford to ignore it.
A New Look at U.S.-German Ties in a Changing Europe
EuroFuture, Summer 2005, pp. 78-81
Germany must find its place along a continuum of EU and NATO security policies and military forces.
Security Beyond Borders
Policy Review, Apr./May 2005, No. 130, pp. 23-43
EU counter-terrorism policy, including cooperation with the United States, was transformed after 9/11.
The Iraq War and U.S.-European Relations
Orbis, Fall 2004, pp. 719-31
A review of Friendly Fire: The Near-Death of the Transatlantic Alliance, by Elizabeth Pond; America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy, by Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay; and Allies at War: America, Europe and the Crisis over Iraq by Philip H. Gordon and Jeremy Shapiro. The Iraq dispute brings together underlying strategic tensions and growing transatlantic estrangement.
European Union Defense Policy: An American Perspective
Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 516, Jun. 24, 2004
How the United States should respond to the emerging EU defense and security role.
Electing Kerry Won't Make Europe Like Us
The Hartford Courant, Jun. 20, 2004, p. C1
Instead, deep divisions over terrorism and other threats will remain. The United States needs to make its case to European publics.
Germany Was Not a Piece of Cake:
Lessons for de-Baathification
The Weekly Standard, Jul. 28, 2003
Reconstruction in Iraq will be neither fast, easy or successful from the start. But neither was reconstruction of Germany after World War II.