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Obama's Syria Policy
Obama's Syria Policy
Kerry Accepts the Unacceptable

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, let’s strengthen our partnership. That’s the spirit of the Obama Administration’s policy of dealing with Russia in Syria.

Obama's Syria Policy
Aleppo, Center of Rebel Power, Besieged

It sure looks like Assad and his Russian allies have little interest in finding the “common ground” on Syria the Obama administration has been frantically searching for.

Obama's Syria Policy
Two Years of Failure

America’s Syria policy has been a series of disasters, errors and own goals, humiliating President Obama, devastating his credibility across the region, reducing chances for both a good deal with Iran and peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Oh, and it’s also paved the way for mass death and serial atrocities in Syria.

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Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

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.

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