Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
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Trumpian Strategy Options
ROK, Paper, Scissors: Cut the Tie That Binds

It’s time to revisit the utility of the U.S.-South Korean alliance.

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The Middle East & Beyond
Old Wisdom, New Applications?

“When knaves fall out, true men come by their goods,” goes the old proverb.

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Year In Review
That Was the (Sad) Year That Was

What have we learned during the past year, and how does it stack up against what was predicted?

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Year In Review
The Top Ten TAI Essays of 2017

Our top ten essays from a year of political upheaval.

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Social Animals
In Way Too Little We Trust

Why social trust matters, and seven reasons for its decline.

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The Middle East and Beyond
“If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem”? Not a Chance

What does President Trump’s announcement about Jerusalem mean, and what does it do?

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The War That Never Ends
Once More, This Time with Feeling

Todd Gitlin’s retro-wishful thinking about the Vietnam antiwar movement.

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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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