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Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
Shimon Peres (1923-2016)
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A Man of Contradictions?

Shimon Peres: Inspirational or exasperating? Both. Wise or foolish? Both. Selfless or selfish? Both. Humble or egotistical? Both, in his own way.

The Middle East
Al-Shabaab Who?

The U.S. will probably see more ISIS-inspired attacks in the run-up to the election—and the “how” and “why” should be no great mystery.

The Nadir of Modernity Part 4
Anti-Modernity, Within and Without

The fourth and final part of a series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

The Nadir of Modernity Part 3
The State of the State

The third of a four-part series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

The Nadir of Modernity Part 2
Liberalism and Modernity

The second of a four-part series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

The Nadir of Modernity Part 1
Framing the Issues

The first of a four-part series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

The Arab-Israeli Roller Coaster
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The Next Arab-Israeli Peace Process

Nothing is inevitable and nothing is impossible when it comes to the Arab-Israeli situation, but certain things are very, very unlikely.

The Neverending Conflict
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Are the Palestinians Thinking the Unthinkable?

In secret negotiations, Abbas told the Israeli opposition leader he would be willing to give up the “right of return.”

Here We Go Again
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What Orlando Doesn’t Mean

Every time a terrorist atrocity occurs in the U.S. or Europe, the same distorted and highly predictable nonsense pours forth from our media.

By the Numbers
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More Fun with Economists

The real mystery isn’t why there’s a mismatch between our economic metrics and reality. It’s why we should expect them to line up in the first place.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Pipeline Politics

It’s a big geopolitical gamble, with huge potential upsides for the Kremlin.

Blue Civil War

The weight of decades of unfunded pension promises made to Chicago’s teachers’ unions is coming crashing down on the city’s public schools.

Crude Economics

If OPEC cuts output this November—a big if—American frackers will be cheering the loudest.

Hegemonic Hospitals

The Affordable Care Act has played a substantial role in encouraging this trend.

War In Kashmir

Is this a pressure valve letting off steam in the long-festering standoff, or a fateful step up the escalation ladder?

Asia's Game of Thrones

It’s not going to be easy for Duterte to make the Philippines into the Switzerland of the South China Sea.

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