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Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
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.

Facts and Fiction
The Bullshistory of “Sykes-Picot”

History lesson: Sykes-Picot did not—repeat, did not—establish the borders of the modern Middle East.

Word Magic
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Rhodes to Ruin

Postmodern politicking didn’t start with the Obama Administration, but it has reached its apotheosis with Ben Rhodes.

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Meltdown

The workers and the poor of Bolivia loved Evo Morales as long as he told them the lies they desperately wanted to believe were true. But now that he’s in office, the expected magic unicorns bearing cash and prizes for all have somehow failed to show up on schedule.

The Costs of Traffic Accidents

Cheap fuel has put more people on the road, and traffic crash fatalities are skyrocketing. Self-driving cars can’t get here fast enough.

Tsai's Taiwan

Although Taiwan will never, on its own, be able to repel China, in some areas the military lacks even basic capabilities.

Pricing Carbon

The state’s carbon market is floundering, but that didn’t stop the legislature from moving to extend it.

Universalism vs. Pragmatism

Hungary’s PM stance on migrants has long given Brussels the vapors. His doubling down points to real trouble ahead for the EU.

Petrostates in Peril

The collapse in crude prices cut OPEC’s oil export revenues nearly 50 percent in 2015.

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