Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
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The Middle East & Beyond
Lyricism as Poetry in 21st-Century America

Song lyrics as the gateway to an appreciation of poetry.

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Trouble in the Kingdom
The 1,002nd Arabian Night?

Mohammed bin Salman’s coup from above may have an even more profound impact on the region than the rise of ISIS.

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Anniversaries
Shine On: The Balfour Declaration at 100

Anniversaries are fertile ground for historical distortions. So how should we understand today’s centenary of the Balfour Declaration?

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Ideology
Parsing the Liberal International Order

What’s in a name? When it comes to the “Liberal International Order,” rather a lot—if not always what you might expect.

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The Middle East & Beyond
0-for-October

The agonies and the ecstasies of long-suffering baseball fans.

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We Must Bury Them
The 800-Pound Gorilla in Hurricane Season

You don’t see him, then you do see him, and then you don’t again.

Civil War Monuments
Take Them All Away

We need to mitigate the looming repolarization of race and racial politics in America after more than half a century of incomplete but hardly trivial progress. This may require some deliberate loss of memory.

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Terror in Charlottesville
In the Shadow of Weimar

Understanding America’s emerging domestic terrorism problem.

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Sticks and Stones
The Right Nightmare

The war of words between Trump and Kim Jong-un isn’t the nightmare that should keep you up at night.

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The Middle East
With Friends Like These

The Qatar imbroglio and the second coming of the friendly tyrants dilemma.

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