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Gabriel Scheinmann
the long war
The Grim Lessons of “Protective Edge”

Israel’s long-term strategy against Hamas will not bring clear, satisfying victories, but attrition is its only viable option.

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The Not-So-Special Relationship

Seventy years ago, D-Day marked the pinnacle of the U.S.-UK “special relationship.” Today British military power is a shell of its former self.

Once and Future NATO
Speaking Loudly While Carrying No Stick

Calls to expand NATO are a reckless response to Russian aggression. Taking on new members without committing to their defense risks hollowing out the alliance and handing Putin an easy victory.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
brave new world

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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