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Michael Mandelbaum
The Six-Day War
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1967’s Gift to America

The importance of Israeli regional military supremacy to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Globalization
The Iceberg Cometh

It’s a new convergence of the twain: The iceberg of anti-globalism approaches the ship of Western democracy.

Thrillers
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The Way We Live Now

George Walden’s “Tony Underwood” trilogy reveals truths only fiction can tell.

2017
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A New American Foreign Policy?

President Trump could upend the role the U.S. has played in international affairs since World War II.

Superpower
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Foreign Policy as Social Work 2.0

Just how doomed were U.S. attempts at nation-building after the Cold War?

Economic History
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The End of a Dream?

America’s great age of growth is over and discontentment drives our politics. Yet there’s hope of modest economic advances, if only we clear the way.

The Fractured Future
America in a New World

The post-Cold War era is over. The U.S. finds itself in a new phase of security competition—one that will pose a unique challenge when it comes to coalition management.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
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A Close Reading

If history is to continue to bend in the direction President Obama favors, it will need ongoing assistance from the United States.

Culture in America
The Meaning of the Super Bowl

In the age of drones, football is war between individual men.

Reviews
Euromess

The architects of the Eurozone privileged aspirational politics over economic realities. Reality is now playing trump.

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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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