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A Plan for Protecting Iraq’s Minority Communities

A Nineveh Plain Province would help to save minority communities in Iraq and be a model for a more decentralized and secure country.

In Egypt, a Double-Helix of Democracy and Extremism

Above: Egyptian riot police try to disperse clashes between supporters the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and protestors calling for the resignation of Culture Minister Alaa Abdel Aziz in Cairo on June 11, 2013. Photo courtesy of Getty Images. The revolutions that swept the Arab world in early 2011 took on a distinctive character in the nations they touched, […]

Homage to Aleppo

In the spring of 2012, a State Department consultant sat at a bar on Capitol Hill watching a baseball game. Across the bar, a young, boisterous American woman solicited funds, so she claimed, for the rebels in Syria. The consultant had served in USAID under the Bush Administration and had been to Syria just before […]

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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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