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Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
Inauguration Day
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A Case of Schizophrenic Fear

Should we wish Trump a successful presidency?

UNSCR 2334
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Resolution Convolutions

What the UN Security Council vote and the U.S. abstention mean—and what they don’t mean.

A Holiday in Poetry and Prose
Hanukology

The story of Hanukah—the “Sunday School” version, and what really happened.

The End of Ideology—This Time for Real
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?

Coming Soon to a White House Near You
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Donald Trump’s Excellent Middle East Adventure

With Trump’s ignorance of the region qualifying as encyclopedic, confusion cannot be far behind.

What Just Happened?
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No, It Wasn’t About Race

The “race” explanation is not only wrong analytically. It is counterproductive and dangerous politically.

The Morning After
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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?

Israel's Options
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A Conversation with Moshe Yaalon

Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon talks to TAI editor Adam Garfinkle about Israel’s future.

Syrian Chemical Weapons
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The Chemistry of Syrian Lies and U.S. Credulity Revealed

Why did the U.S. mainstream media behave so credulously toward the Syrian regime and the Obama Administration on Syria’s chemical weapons declarations?

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.

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Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

Media Criticism

What’s happening in the Ivory Coast is a story of disappointment, ambition, calculated violence, and betrayal.

East Asian Energy

Why China just canceled more than 100 planned coal plants:

To Russia With Love

Standing beside Putin in Moscow, Moldova’s newly elected president rebuked the EU and gave fresh proof of his intention to pivot toward Russia.

TAI elsewhere

Our own Josef Joffe takes stock of the President-elect’s recent interviews and the likely implications of Trumpist policy on Europe and the world.

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