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The President's Speech
The President's Speech
History Doesn’t Take Sides

Khrushchev thought the Soviet Union was on the “right side of history,” too.

The President's Speech
Arab Press Takes Obama's Speech With a Grain (or Five) of Salt

A round-up of prominent reactions to the President’s speech from the Arab press.

The President's Speech
Do We Have a Strategy Now?

The President’s speech was good as oratory, but the lack of understanding of what is really going on in the Middle East means that the strategy the White House seems bent on pursuing is unlikely to succeed.

The President's Speech
Obama: No Solution to Iraq Without Political Compromise

President Obama advised Iraq to smooth over sectarian divisions in his speech today on the fast-moving crisis in the Middle East. But he overstated the political dimension of the crisis, giving short shrift to the reality that if ISIS consolidates its gains, any reforms by Maliki will be as good as useless.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

Crude Economics

OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China is moving closer to replacing the United States as a key Pakistani ally.

The Future

Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.

Psy-ops

Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.

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