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Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
A Holiday in Poetry and Prose
Hanukology

The story of Hanukah—the “Sunday School” version, and what really happened.

The End of Ideology—This Time for Real
The Anti-Cold War

For the first time in history, a U.S. foreign policy shorn of American idealism seems not only possible, but probable. How did this happen?

Coming Soon to a White House Near You
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Donald Trump’s Excellent Middle East Adventure

With Trump’s ignorance of the region qualifying as encyclopedic, confusion cannot be far behind.

What Just Happened?
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No, It Wasn’t About Race

The “race” explanation is not only wrong analytically. It is counterproductive and dangerous politically.

The Morning After
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What Just Happened?

How is it that an electorate that twice elected Barack Obama can turn on its boot heels and elect someone like Donald Trump?

Israel's Options
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A Conversation with Moshe Yaalon

Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon talks to TAI editor Adam Garfinkle about Israel’s future.

Syrian Chemical Weapons
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The Chemistry of Syrian Lies and U.S. Credulity Revealed

Why did the U.S. mainstream media behave so credulously toward the Syrian regime and the Obama Administration on Syria’s chemical weapons declarations?

Shimon Peres (1923-2016)
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A Man of Contradictions?

Shimon Peres: Inspirational or exasperating? Both. Wise or foolish? Both. Selfless or selfish? Both. Humble or egotistical? Both, in his own way.

The Middle East
Al-Shabaab Who?

The U.S. will probably see more ISIS-inspired attacks in the run-up to the election—and the “how” and “why” should be no great mystery.

The Nadir of Modernity Part 4
Anti-Modernity, Within and Without

The fourth and final part of a series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

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Commitment Issues

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2% spending target.

After The Referendum

The Council of Europe re-introduces monitoring for Turkey on human rights issues for the first time since 2004.

A New Deal

For Moscow, round two of production cuts is going to be harder than round one.

How do you solve a problem like Korea?

The U.S. is rushing to deploy missile defense in South Korea before the elections.

Pyongyang Under Pressure?

Is Pyongyang rationing fuel in fear of a coming Chinese embargo?

The President vs. the Mayors

A court ruling in California marks the latest setback for President Trump’s immigration policies.

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