The Obama Doctrine: Responses
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.
The architects of the Eurozone privileged aspirational politics over economic realities. Reality is now playing trump.
The Iran Deal
It’s the Deterrence, Stupid
The President says this is the best deal available. He’s right; it’s the best deal he could get—absent a credible threat to use force.
Iran and the Bomb
Nuclear Arms Control, Then and Now
The framework agreement with Iran recalls the era of arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union, but the differences rather than the similarities between the two periods are what make this an illuminating comparison.
His Last Bow
Fouad Ajami was an enthusiastic immigrant and U.S. citizen, but he never lost his longing for progress in the lands he left behind.
Fouad Ajami (1945–2014)
Fouad Ajami, author, teacher, public intellectual, died yesterday at 68. His work will remain vital for those wishing to understand the Arab world of the late 20
th and early 21 st centuries.
The very structural characteristics that launched the economic successes of Brazil, Russia, India, and China are now holding them back.
What Was Communism?
Archie Brown’s newest book captures a generational memory just before it fades away.
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