The Utah senator’s speech was the stuff of American myth.
Eliot A CohenMy tribute to @SenatorRomney, for courage of a kind that will place his explanation of why he voted to convict among the great speeches of American politics, and make him a hero to some now, to our grandchildren much later. @SAISHopkins
An impulsive president tries to look tough without being prepared to follow through.
Eliot A CohenThe elimination of Qassem Soleimani is, intrinsically, a just and welcome event. But I doubt that the administration has thought through, or is strategically prepared for, where this might take us. Military competence alone is not enough. @SAISHopkins
Brexit has given the U.K’s self-seeking Prime Minister the opportunity to show he actually knows what he’s doing.
Eliot A CohenAndrew Sullivan aka @sullydish on Boris Johnson: "He has done what no other conservative leader in the West has done: He has co-opted and thereby neutered the far right." Brilliant: his unsparing judgment about Boris' character does not cloud his view.
Every society must make clear what it expects of its armed servants.
Eliot A CohenThere is a larger issue in President Trump's intervention in military discipline: the thin line between necessary aggressiveness and brutalization. My latest in @theatlantic . @SAISHopkins
Here's why we can't lose sight of the essential role fathers play in shaping sons into men of character
Eliot A CohenRaising kids has never been an easy job for anyone. But the challenge of helping boys find their way to a purposeful adult life is particularly fraught these days, @DavidAFrench writes