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How Trita Parsi and NIAC Used the White House to Advance Iran’s Agenda

How a small pro-Iranian lobby became part of a vast messaging machine to push the nuclear deal that helped reshape the Middle East

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Trump’s Middle East Trip Was a Big, Surprising Success—and the Iranian Regime is Nervous

How the president’s photo-op diplomacy plays in Riyadh, Tehran, Beirut, Jerusalem, and back home in Trumpland

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Can Jonathan Greenblatt Fill Abe Foxman’s Shoes at the ADL—and Does He Want To?

The new leader of the storied civil-rights defense group tries to navigate Trump, the alt-right, Obama’s legacy, rising anti-Semitism, Israel, and the long shadow of his predecessor

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Why Everything You Think You Know About Foreign Policy Is Wrong

How Gladwellian Internet ‘hot takes’ fueled the new echo-chamber press that enabled Obama’s foreign policy—and still rules Washington

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Shooting at Monsters

Making sense of who did—and did not—support President Trump’s airstrikes against Syria, including John Kerry

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Obama’s Ghosts

An accounting of the Democrats’ legacy in the Middle East, and where they can go from here

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Will Obama’s Foreign Policy Wizards Save Trump?

The new president’s approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel looks a lot like the old president’s—because the same people are implementing it

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Wayne Barrett, Donald Trump, and the Death of the American Press

How did we get from ‘Village Voice’ reporters digging up everything there is to know about a flashy New York real estate salesman to not knowing anything about the President of the United States and his ties to Russia?

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Syria and the Failure of the Multicultural American Left

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: Why Assad is the Franco of the Middle East, and why the United States has done so little to help his victims—80 years after liberal-minded Americans took up arms in the Spanish Civil War

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An Open Letter to Robert Kraft

From a lifelong New England Patriots fan who wonders about your friendship with President Donald Trump

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How Obama Went From Calling to Save Darfur to De-Sanctioning Sudan in His Final Days in Office

What was once a cause celebre for Jewish and human rights activists has become an afterthought in a new, more volatile Middle East

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After Contentious Public Debate, Jewish Country Club Opts to Welcome Former President Obama

Some members of the Maryland club had raised objections over Obama’s treatment of Israel

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And How Are We Tonight, President Trump?

Bad faith, political speech, and the intrusive ‘we’

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Theo Epstein’s Cubs Recognized as Champions at the White House

The best GM in baseball offered President Obama—a lifelong White Sox fan—a ‘midnight pardon,’ and welcomed him as a convert into the Cubs family

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What Obama Owes Putin—and Why Donald Trump Is Left Holding the Bag

Broader aims on Middle East realignment led the outgoing president’s efforts at two-track diplomacy. One track was misdirection. The other handed the region to Russia and Iran.

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The Dark Irony of a Jewish Country Club’s Debate Over Whether to Admit President Obama

Historically, Jewish country clubs were founded precisely because other clubs kept Jews out

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Obama Said to Break With Decades of U.S. Policy to Declare Western Wall ‘Occupied Territory’ at the UN

The lame-duck president is dismantling the alliance system that has kept America and much of the rest of the world secure

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Trump’s Iran Deal Trap: ‘Renegotiation’ vs. ‘Enforcement’

Why the new Commander-in-Chief has few good options for rebuilding the Middle East order that Obama negotiated away

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Wise Up

How American Jews are wooed with meaningless gestures

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John Kerry Searches for a Sign on Palestine at the Saban Forum

The Obama administration’s chief diplomat is the man with two brains

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Will Trump and Netanyahu Make the America-Israel Relationship Great Again?

PEOTUS is stacking his cabinet with friends of the Jewish State, but the geopolitical realities of Iran, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and ISIS may complicate his Middle East policy, whatever it turns out to be

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Obama Tries to Pin His Syria Policy on Trump

But the current humanitarian and geopolitical disaster under Assad is the result of specific decisions in the last six years

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How the Syria Echo Chamber Works

Tablet Annotates the News: Is it really time for a new Syria policy?

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Who Goes Trump?

What ultimately determines support for the GOP nominee isn’t race, class, or political ideology. It’s character.

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Shimon Peres Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

Foreign leaders—and the entire state of Israel—mourned the loss of one of the great leaders of the 20th century

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‘Bibi Understands How the World Works Better Than Obama Does’

Must-read: Walter Russell Mead on ‘the practicing realist’ Vs. the ‘aspiring realist’

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Mel Brooks Faux-Pantses Obama After Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award

Philip Glass, Terry Gross, Morgan Freeman, and many others were fêted at the White House on Thursday at the 2015 National Medal of Arts ceremony

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Obama’s Syria Policy Striptease

America’s Moral Collapse in Syria: Why hasn’t the administration done anything about Syria, and won’t? Because the Iran Deal.

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Saint Nick’s Math Problem

New York Times foreign affairs columnist Nicholas D. Kristof doesn’t understand how foreign aid works

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The Never-Ending Debate Over the Iran Deal (Back-to-School Edition)

Latest developments in the deployment of Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement: Are we safer?

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