Free Beacon Aaron MacLean

Aaron MacLean is a writer and policy analyst in Washington, D.C. From 2014 to 2017 he was the managing editor of the Washington Free Beacon.

Chinese marines

What to Expect When You're Expecting Chinese Marines

Analysis: The explosive growth of the PLA Marine Corps tells us something important about China's ambitions

March 24, 2017
Protesters gather and occupy major streets in the city center for a rally against South Korean President Park Geun-hye on December 3

Korea on the Brink

Analysis: President Park's spectacular fall means nothing good for U.S.-Korea relations

March 17, 2017
Clement Attlee

Mighty Mouse

Review: John Bew, 'Clement Attlee: The Man Who Made Modern Britain'

March 3, 2017
Rembrandt's 'Three Thatched Cottages by a Road'

Count Tessin Went to Paris and All Sweden Got Was This Lousy Museum

Review: 'Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin' at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City through May 14

February 24, 2017
Afghan national police officers

There Is No Solution in Afghanistan

Analysis: The road to Kabul goes through Islamabad and New Delhi

February 17, 2017

Here There Be Dragons

Review: Michael R. Auslin, 'The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region'

February 10, 2017
Robert Graves

Robert Graves, Reluctant War Poet

Review: Charles Mundye, ed., 'Robert Graves: War Poems'

February 3, 2017
Mideast Egypt

Tony Blair, the World Bank, and Egypt Walk Into a Bar...

Review: Jack Shenker, 'The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution'

January 27, 2017

The Unheroic Heart

Essay: Gary Saul Morson on why Russian literature matters today

December 16, 2016