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A Call for Clarity
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Words Matter in the Fight Against Islamism

We must be clear about the distinctions between Islam, political Islamism, and violent Islamism.

After the deal
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Unfinished Business from the Iran Nuclear Debate

As the clock counts down to implementation, the U.S. needs to move quickly to correct the flaws and close the loopholes of the JCPOA.

The Middle East
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Misanalysis Makes a Mess

U.S. policy in Syria is failing because the Obama Administration is prioritizing the urgent (rolling back ISIS) over the truly important (Iran and Russia).

Iran Deal
No Room for Improvement

Why does the Obama Administration insist that the Iran deal is perfect as is? 

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The Inauguration

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

Recessional

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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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.”

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