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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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Shall We Wake the Prime Minister, Habibi?

American politicians love to talk about ‘3 a.m. phone calls,’ but Israeli leaders actually receive them

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Pro-Israel Hoaxer Hits DC

Did an anti-Zionist filmmaker from Oxford masquerade as his political opposite to get internships at lobbying outfits?

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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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No One Is Afraid of AIPAC

The flagship pro-Israel lobbying organization failed to stop Obama’s Iran Deal. It may lose even more influence under Trump.

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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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Obama’s Syria Policy Isn’t a ‘Mistake.’ It’s Deliberate.

How the Iran deal explains the administration’s inaction in Syria

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Trump’s Jews

The Republican presidential candidate has Jewish family members and friends. Here’s who they are.

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The End of AIPAC’s Israel Monopoly

What happened to the most powerful lobby in recent U.S. foreign-policy history?

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Why Bibi’s Visits to Moscow Mean Bad News for Israel

The geopolitics that links Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and the Jewish State

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How Is the Paris Peace Conference Different From All Other Peace Conferences?

The Obama Administration shifts away from the bilateral model that has characterized American brokerage of the process since the 1990s

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The New American Isolationism Will Outlive Barack Obama

With Trump, Clinton, Sanders, or Cruz, the United States is likely to consolidate a risky retreat from the global stage

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A Masterful Account of Humiliation and Despair

Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level

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Loathe Thy Brother

Are Donald Trump and Barack Obama two examples of the same American affliction?

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Ending the Mindset Is Hard

President Barack Obama has done more to pivot the United States away from the hawkish foreign policy entrenched in Washington than even his supporters give him credit for

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TOEFL, a Desperately Dull and Profoundly Unfair Exam, Abuses the English Language

I tried to prep a pair of Afghan teens for American boarding school, but instead of teaching them the language they need, I spent all my time explaining cultural references and unfamiliar contexts

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The Far Left and the Far Right Take Us on a Joyride Back to the Future

What was once the oppositional language of fringe parties in Europe has combined into a toxic new politics that is making its way to the center of Western democratic discourse. That should frighten us.

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What the United States Is Really Doing in Syria

Tag-teaming with Russia and dumping regional allies and NATO, the White House tells the rest of the world to go take a hike

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The Ambassador From Hell?

America’s Moral Collapse in Syria: Samantha Power wrote the book on how the U.S. government ignores and legitimates genocides. Or was it a handbook?

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Shoot the Messenger?

Dan Shapiro delivered some inconvenient truths that Bibi didn’t want to hear. Here’s why Israel should listen.

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Obama’s Make-Believe Peace With Iran Ushers in a Wild 2016 in the Middle East

Why the president’s foreign policy of leaving U.S. allies out in the cold will make it very hard for the next president to maintain American influence

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Why Israel’s President Talks to Obama, but Not to Netanyahu

Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Washington last month may say more about the Jewish state’s political infighting than its foreign policy

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Three Great Speeches of 2015

A foreign policy for 2016

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Special Treatment for Mideast Christians Is Un-American, and Dumb

Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees

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Why Donald Trump Is the King of American Loser-dom

Win here, win there, win win everywhere: Why America is all about #epicwinning, but is still a #loser

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Putin’s Syria Gambit Aims at Something Bigger Than Syria

What is Russia up to in the Middle East?

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