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Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
The Nadir of Modernity Part 3
The State of the State

The third of a four-part series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

The Nadir of Modernity Part 2
Liberalism and Modernity

The second of a four-part series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

The Nadir of Modernity Part 1
Framing the Issues

The first of a four-part series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

The Arab-Israeli Roller Coaster
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The Next Arab-Israeli Peace Process

Nothing is inevitable and nothing is impossible when it comes to the Arab-Israeli situation, but certain things are very, very unlikely.

The Neverending Conflict
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Are the Palestinians Thinking the Unthinkable?

In secret negotiations, Abbas told the Israeli opposition leader he would be willing to give up the “right of return.”

Here We Go Again
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What Orlando Doesn’t Mean

Every time a terrorist atrocity occurs in the U.S. or Europe, the same distorted and highly predictable nonsense pours forth from our media.

By the Numbers
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More Fun with Economists

The real mystery isn’t why there’s a mismatch between our economic metrics and reality. It’s why we should expect them to line up in the first place.

Facts and Fiction
The Bullshistory of “Sykes-Picot”

History lesson: Sykes-Picot did not—repeat, did not—establish the borders of the modern Middle East.

Word Magic
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Rhodes to Ruin

Postmodern politicking didn’t start with the Obama Administration, but it has reached its apotheosis with Ben Rhodes.

Syria
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On With the War

Bashar al-Assad and company are actually trying to win the war. This is a somehow still a surprise in certain quarters.

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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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