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Angelo M. Codevilla
Angelo M. Codevilla is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute and professor emeritus of International Relations at Boston University.
He received his B.A. from Rutgers University, an M.A. from Notre Dame University, and his Ph.D. in Security Studies, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Political Theory from the Claremont Graduate School.
At Boston University since 1995, Professor Codevilla has been a U.S. Naval Officer, an Assistant Professor at the Grove City College and North Dakota State College, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, and a member of President-Elect Reagan's Transition Teams within the U.S. Department of State. He dealt with Western Europe and with matters affecting the U.S. Intelligence Community. He served as a U.S. Senate Staff member dealing with oversight of the intelligence services, a professorial lecturer at Georgetown University and a Senior Research Fellow for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
- The Character of Nations: How Politics Makes and Breaks Prosperity, Family, and Civility, by Angelo Codevilla, 2000
- Between The Alps and a Hard Place, by Angelo Codevilla, 2000
- The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli, translated by Angelo Codevilla, 1995
- Informing Statecraft: Intelligence for a New Century, by Angelo Codevilla, 1992
- Arms Control Delusion, by Malcolm Wallop and Angelo Codevilla, 1987
- While Others Build: The Commonsense Approach to the Strategic Defence Initiative, by Angelo Codevilla, 1988
- War: Ends and Means, by Paul Seabury and Angelo Codevilla, 1988
- Modern France, by Angelo Codevilla, 1974
- Missile Defense
- National Security
Articles by Angelo M. Codevilla
Trump, imperfect as he is, is like a finger in a dike that, if removed, would loose a deluge.
An old and dangerous story.
From movement to epithet.
Up from Russophobia.
Why we need nationalism, now more than ever.
The life and times of Charles de Gaulle.
A guide for statesmen and warriors.
Does the U.S. need a grand strategy?
Statecraft in a divided country.
Douglas MacArthur versus the ruling class.
From Marx to Gramsci to Trump.
Partisan superficiality at the Atlantic.
Trump’s virtue in foreign policy lies in having voiced this simple, vital thought: U.S. foreign policy must put America first...
Regardless of the election’s outcome, the republic established by the founders is gone.
Angelo Codevilla looks at a new biography of John Quincy Adams.
Kissinger's 17th book does, in fact, make plain the views on war, peace, and America's global role.
A review of Secrecy and Democracy: The CIA in Transition, by Stansfield Turner
A review of Barack Obama's Post-American Foreign Policy: The Limits of Engagement, by Robert Singh; Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, David E. Sanger; Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy, by Martin S. Indyk, Kenneth G. Lieberthal, and Michael E. O'Hanlon; and The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power, by James Mann
A review of George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis
Sixteen years after 9/11, America has neither peace nor victory.
No, not even close, reports Angelo Codevilla in this ongoing assessment of the War on Terrorism.
The rise and rise of Barack Obama.
Americansâ€™ appetite for cheap labor and cheap drugs endangers Mexico.
Nearly a decade after 9/11, the U.S. government hasnâ€™t managed to ensure our peace, safety, and freedom.
A review of Freedom Just Around the Corner : A New American History: 1585-1828 and Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877, by Walter McDougall
A discussion between Bret Stephens and Angelo Codevilla
A review of Terror and Consent : The Wars for the Twenty-First Century, by Philip Bobbitt
Learning from our mistakes.
The CIA serves not the United States but its own corporate interests and its partisan vision.
Victory comes when enemies are identified correctly, then killed or cowed.
Insight into the devolution of America's foreign policy establishment.
We keep hoping they'll come up with a Gerry Adams.
Imperial delusions are no substitute for defeating our enemies.
Schlesinger's book is a sad testament to the state of the modern academy.
Shut down al-Jazeera, control the oil fields, kill terrorist regimes.
What Rumsfeld's memo reveals, and conceals.
The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on September 11.... The war on terror is not over; yet it is not endless.
The worst policy for the United States is to combine the unbridled tongue with the unready hand.
America's political-military elite consistently get the big ones wrong.
President Bush must commit to war and kill the causes of terrorism.
American people do not live surrounded by a moat, which means that there are 10,000 concentrations of people every day
A rejoinder to Buckley, Gaffney, Owens, Podhoretz, and Tucker.
The Bush team's conduct of the "war" made the Arab world less afraid of America.
Angelo M. Codevilla explains how to win - and how not to win - America's War on Terrorism.
Israel has never lost a battle. Nor has it ever won a war.
Kagan's explanations of and remedies for military unseriousness are not what one would expect from a great student of Thucydides.