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Aleppo’s Crows

The fall of the Syrian city to Assad’s forces marks a grim ending to Pax Americana in the Middle East.

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Aleppo’s Last Stand

The fall of Aleppo is a major coup for Assad, but it hardly spells the end of the war.

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Aleppo Teeters on the Brink

Assad’s forces have recaptured a third of the rebel stronghold, in what could be a major turning point.

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A Post-ISIS Recovery Plan for Syria

Recognizing and supporting a provisional government in opposition-controlled Syria could cool down the conflict while keeping pressure on Assad.

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Grounding Assad

A no-fly zone in Syria, though difficult to arrange, could prove pivotal in ending the ongoing civil war.

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Follyanna?

Has the President been a much savvier operator in Syria than he’s been given credit for, or is he a strategically incoherent improviser of last resort? Perhaps a bit of both.

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The Next Stage of Barbarity

Human shields may be just the start in Syria.

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Russia’s Third Circles

The Pentagon is flummoxed as to what Russia’s intentions are in Syria. Please allow me to clear up the confusion.

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Hezbollah to Battle al Qaeda in Syria

Is Lebanon about to get sucked into the Syrian Civil War?

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Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

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.

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