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Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
1929-2017
Peter Berger, RIP

Remembering the man: scholar, husband, parent, colleague, and friend.

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 […]

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Angela and Recep

A spat over detained human rights activists points to deeper festering problems.

Conceding Syria

There are good reasons to re-think U.S. commitments in Syria. But ending support to the rebels will pose real costs for no clear benefit.

American Balkanization

California, New York, and lesser liberal states are inaugurating something new and dangerous in American politics.

blue reform?

There are still Democrats who occupy something like the liberal center that Bill Clinton helped forge in the 1990s.

Market Forces

A railroad CEO is grim about coal’s future in America.

Market Failure

Between its broken carbon market and its out of control solar industry, little is going to plan in the Golden state.

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