Adam Garfinkle
The Middle East & Beyond
Trumpian Strategy Options
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Same World, Lonely World, Cold World

Trump’s decisions will set the available strategic menu for every other country in the world.

Inauguration Day
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A Case of Schizophrenic Fear

Should we wish Trump a successful presidency?

UNSCR 2334
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Resolution Convolutions

What the UN Security Council vote and the U.S. abstention mean—and what they don’t mean.

A Holiday in Poetry and Prose
Hanukology

The story of Hanukah—the “Sunday School” version, and what really happened.

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?

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Daily Feed
Hugging the News Cycle
German Election Watch

Polls in Germany show strong support for Merkel and the status quo—but storm clouds loom beyond Sunday’s elections.

Crude Economics

The UK’s most important energy resource is on the rebound.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Myanmar cracks down on the Rohingya and the West wags fingers, Beijing sees an opportunity.

The Ethanol Expansion

Corn ethanol may be a good fit for China, but it’s still a disastrous policy here in the United States.

Land of the Rising Gun

As North Korea’s missiles fly over Japan, the debate about Tokyo’s defense posture is heating up.

Russia and the West

NATO is alarmed about Moscow’s major military exercises with Belarus—but too much panic could play right into Russia’s hands.

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