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Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
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.

The Middle East
Al-Shabaab Who?

The U.S. will probably see more ISIS-inspired attacks in the run-up to the election—and the “how” and “why” should be no great mystery.

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.”

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Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

The North American Energy Boom

Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.

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