Michael Mandelbaum
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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.

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Homo Americanus
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.

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After Brazil
The World Cup Will Not Change the Status of American Soccer

But the United States may nevertheless come to play a greater role in the world of the sport.

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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 20th and early 21st centuries.

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BRIC Bust?

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.

Modest Expectations

Two Administrations’ mistakes constrain President Obama’s Russia options.

NATO Expansion, a Decade On

Was it a good idea? The debate continues.

Can Anybody Play This Game?

American professional baseball is increasingly international in flavor, but its popularity overseas will remain limited.

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