Articles by James H. Joyner

What the Experts Really Said About Iraq: As it Turns Out, Not Much

Media Matters economist Duncan Black set off a mini-firestorm among lefty bloggers three weeks ago when he asked, after a few choice expletives, "Why is there a foreign policy community?" The premise of that question is that, since so... Read More

New War and the Threat to Globalization

Editor's note: TCS contributor James Joyner recently interviewed John Robb of the Global Guerrillas blog on his new book Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization. Robb paints a picture of a resilient... Read More

Depoliticizing Crime and Decriminalizing Politics

The recent flap over the Bush Administration's firing of eight U.S. attorneys has demonstrated the escalation of two related and unfortunate trends in American politics: the politicization of crime and the criminalization of politics. Attorney General Alberto Gonz Read More

Following Al Gore's Example for Energy Use

There's a never-ending discussion on the Internets about Al Gore's massive consumption of energy while simultaneously traveling the world proclaiming that Earth is in the balance because man is using so danged much energy. The most recent iteration of... Read More

Crimson with Envy: Why Nick Saban Makes More Than Your Kid's Teacher

The University of Alabama has lured Nick Saban away from the NFL's Miami Dolphins to be its new head football coach, reportedly signing him to an eight year, $32 million dollar deal. This salary, easily the most ever paid... Read More

How About a Commission to End Commissions?

Washington is eagerly awaiting the report from the Iraq Study Group, headed by former Bush 41 Secretary of State James Baker and Democratic Congressman Lee Hamilton, to point the way out of the war in Iraq. Sure, there are... Read More

The Most Important Culture War

Next month, the Army and Marine Corps will unveil a revised counterinsurgency manual scheduled which incorporates lessons learned in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. Thomas Barnett, author of two best-selling books on military strategy, summarizes its core princip Read More

An Intelligent Reading of the National Intelligence Estimate

Reports in the Sunday editions of the New York Times and Washington Post that an April National Intelligence Estimate concluded that the Iraq War has increased the danger to the United States from terrorists created a media feeding frenzy. Critics... Read More

I Know You Are But What Am I?

The Senate race in my home state of Virginia between incumbent Republican George Allen and his Democratic opponent, former Reagan Navy Secretary James Webb, has gotten ugly even by the rather low standards of American politics. Unless you've been vacationing... Read More

Risk-Terrorism Analysis

Reason magazine science correspondent and TCS Daily contributor Ron Bailey argues that our fear of terrorist attacks is irrational, because you're more likely to die of a car accident, drowning, fire, or murder. He concludes that, "with risks this low... Read More

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