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Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
The End of Ideology—This Time for Real
The Anti-Cold War

For the first time in history, a U.S. foreign policy shorn of American idealism seems not only possible, but probable. How did this happen?

Coming Soon to a White House Near You
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Donald Trump’s Excellent Middle East Adventure

With Trump’s ignorance of the region qualifying as encyclopedic, confusion cannot be far behind.

What Just Happened?
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No, It Wasn’t About Race

The “race” explanation is not only wrong analytically. It is counterproductive and dangerous politically.

The Morning After
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What Just Happened?

How is it that an electorate that twice elected Barack Obama can turn on its boot heels and elect someone like Donald Trump?

Israel's Options
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A Conversation with Moshe Yaalon

Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon talks to TAI editor Adam Garfinkle about Israel’s future.

Syrian Chemical Weapons
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The Chemistry of Syrian Lies and U.S. Credulity Revealed

Why did the U.S. mainstream media behave so credulously toward the Syrian regime and the Obama Administration on Syria’s chemical weapons declarations?

Shimon Peres (1923-2016)
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A Man of Contradictions?

Shimon Peres: Inspirational or exasperating? Both. Wise or foolish? Both. Selfless or selfish? Both. Humble or egotistical? Both, in his own way.

The Middle East
Al-Shabaab Who?

The U.S. will probably see more ISIS-inspired attacks in the run-up to the election—and the “how” and “why” should be no great mystery.

The Nadir of Modernity Part 4
Anti-Modernity, Within and Without

The fourth and final part of a series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

The Nadir of Modernity Part 3
The State of the State

The third of a four-part series on “The Nadir of Modernity and the Disorientation of U.S. Foreign Policy.”

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Turkey’s "NINO" Status

The days when NATO could command the loyalty of its members, necessitating that they handle disputes with co-parties discreetly, are long past.

Frack Baby Frack

We’re heading into uncharted waters, thanks to shale.

the family and the state

A U.K. death panel has forced parents to abandon hope for their baby’s life.

Game of Thrones

A Chinese spokesperson called for an end to joint drilling operations between Spain’s Repsol and Vietnam.

Pop!

Chinese consumers have more money than ever, and they still want to buy more real estate.

Shale 2.0

The industry is hurting from equipment and personnel shortages.

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