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

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

A Lot of Hot Air
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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.

The Middle East
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The Six Day and Fifty Years War

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

An Ornery American
Freeing My Inner Curmudgeon

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

States Under Stress
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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.

Political Religion
The Trump Cult?

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

Chalk Un Up
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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 […]

Getting Serious
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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 […]

The Syrian Sarin Attack
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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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Death of a Generation

Environmentalists, take note.

American Balkanization

The Golden States’s self-righteous “travel ban” sets a dangerous and destructive precedent.

Up in the air

The much-criticized fighter jet program now appears to be a stealthy success story.

The French Will Be French

Emmanuel Macron has a large mandate on paper to push through far-reaching reforms in France, but the relatively low turnout and the threat of strikes and protests from unions opposed to what he campaigned on appear to be pushing him towards protectionism.

Power Play

Fuel trucks roll into Gaza from Egypt, keeping Hamas’ electricity running despite attempts by Abbas and the PA to shut it down.

Obamacare Repeal

The Democratic line of attack against the law is powerful—but it also highlights Obamacare’s underperformance.

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