The Middle East & Beyond
Field of Fright
It’s hard to think of a worse fit for the job of National Security Advisor than Michael Flynn—and that assessment has nothing to do with any of his alleged contacts with Russian officials.
The story of Hanukah—the “Sunday School” version, and what really happened.
The Anti-Cold War
For the first time in history, a U.S. foreign policy shorn of American idealism seems not only possible, but probable. How did this happen?
No, It Wasn’t About Race
The “race” explanation is not only wrong analytically. It is counterproductive and dangerous politically.
What Just Happened?
How is it that an electorate that twice elected Barack Obama can turn on its boot heels and elect someone like Donald Trump?