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The Fruits of Peace
The Fruits of Peace
Moderation Postponed in Iran

For reasons practical as well as ideological, hard-liners continue to hold on in Tehran.

The Fruits of Peace
Iran: We Can Wipe Out Israel in 8 Minutes

Al Quds Commander ties threat to recent ballistic missile developments.

The Fruits of Peace
Iran Tests Missile That Can Hit Israel

At least this one didn’t have any threats on it in Hebrew.

The Fruits of Peace
Iran Extends $1B Credit to Assad

This comes on top of $600M of oil—and before sanctions lift. Imagine how much they’ll pour into the tottering Assad’s pockets when the cash really starts to roll in.

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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.


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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