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The Middle East and Beyond
The Middle East and Beyond
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The Baltimore Spring

Tugging on the common threads of Baltimore 2015 and Cairo 2011.

The Middle East and Beyond
Politics as Bloodsport

The troubling remark everyone missed in Tom Friedman’s interview with President Obama—and some ruminations on the sad state of American political discourse.

The Middle East and Beyond
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How Bad Are U.S.-Israeli Relations?

And how important are they in the grand scheme of things?

The Middle East and Beyond
What the MSM Is Failing to Tell You

The missing context behind the recent Hizballah attacks on Israel, and ISIS attacks on Saudi Arabia.

The Middle East and Beyond
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Of Humanitarian Zones, Ghost Soldiers, Kurdish Ways, and Calculating Mullahs

Iran, not the Islamic State, is at the core of our strategic problem set. Understanding that is key to understanding some of the big stories to come out of the Middle East in recent days.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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