Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
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Mean World
Alexandria and the Rise of Political Violence

What’s really behind the rising tide of political violence in America?

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A Lot of Hot Air
Leaving Paris in the Springtime

Trump’s Paris agreement pullout isn’t the calamity the global warming chorus has made it out to be, but it does point to a big missed opportunity for the United States.

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The Middle East
The Six Day and Fifty Years War

The war itself was quick and militarily decisive, but the political aftermath has been anything but.

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An Ornery American
Freeing My Inner Curmudgeon

Because it’s just not worth holding it back anymore.

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States Under Stress
Piracy on the Cyber Seas

How the disintermediation and hyperconnectivity afforded by the cyber revolution threaten the order of the commons, and thus the Westphalian state system itself.

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Political Religion
The Trump Cult?

Is the movement that elected Donald Trump President of the United States a cult?

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Chalk Un Up
The President’s Possibly Shrewd Idea on North Korea

Whether accidentally or on purpose, Trump and his team may have hit on a productive new approach to dealing with the Kim regime.

An Editor's Tale
Notes on “Notes on Cost Disease”

Not long ago TAI published (online and in the print magazine) an essay by Scott Alexander called “Notes on Cost Disease.” This essay originated as an extended blog post from the author and, like a lot of blog posts, it was written in a personal, loosely structured way. The author, whose real name I came […]

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Getting Serious
Khan Sheikhoun, Shayrat Air Base, and Now What?

I wrote my first response to the U.S. cruise missile attack on Shayrat Air Base on April 7, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. EDT—in other words, about 18 hours after the attack. A great deal more has happened since, and it is in the nature of a crisis that this be so. One of the characteristics […]

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The Syrian Sarin Attack
The Meaning of Khan Sheikhoun

Assad’s sarin gas attack in Syria should surprise precisely no one, and both parties in Washington share some blame for this new crisis.

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