The Middle East & Beyond The Syria Chemical Weapons Portfolio Thickens
The yawning duplicity of the Syrian regime and its Russian lawyers grows wider, and the irresponsible claims of the Obama Administration become more obvious than ever.
Grand Strategy Beyond the Blobbers
The chatter that passes for foreign policy debate these days is not happening at the level of grand strategy, and fails to look broadly at the circumstances the United States finds itself in.
The Middle East & Beyond After Parkland: An FBI Post Datum
Yes, the FBI faces structural problems common to large organizations of its kind, but it is also not the most efficient or effective at dealing with those problems.
The Trouble With Optimism Syria in the Rear-View Mirror
The fanciful belief that things can’t get any worse in the Syrian civil war is about to be tested.
The Middle East & Beyond After Parkland
It is easy to get emotional in the wake of the latest school shooting, but emotions alone won’t solve this problem. What will?
The Middle East & Beyond Happy Imbolc!
The sacred origins of the now thoroughly secular Groundhog’s Day.
Alternative Facts The Etiology of Faked News
How technology supercharged the spread of disinformation, and what we can do about it.
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