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The Codevilla Tapes

The historian of American statecraft and spycraft and conservative political philosopher Angelo Codevilla talks about the ruling elite, Jonathan Pollard, and the rise of the techno-surveillance state—and the consequent demise of the American Empire

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Inside China’s Plan for Global Supremacy

How the fight for the next communications ecosystem could make a world dependent on Chinese technology, Chinese software, Chinese e-commerce, Chinese venture capital, and the Chinese market

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Progressive Replacement Theology

Why the left is repeating Christianity’s most dangerous historical mistakes, and why it’s very, very bad for the Jews

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The New Jerusalem Is Crumbling

From the Pilgrim founders to Donald Trump, ‘a belief in the exceptional role of an American nation’

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An Improvised Explosive Device

News of the News: How operatives used the Khashoggi murder and the American press for political ends

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Holding Obama Accountable for Syria

And why Trump’s military pullout represents not a new direction in foreign affairs but a coarse coda to a decade of institutional error

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How Iran Blunts U.S. Sanctions

The mullahs have all the time in the world. Donald Trump does not.

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The Curtain Is Falling on Bibi’s Lebanese Belly Dance

What lies beneath seven years of Israeli rhetoric about Iran?

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Standing With Saudi Arabia

How President Donald Trump has been forthright about the actual drivers of American policy in the Middle East

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The Foreign Policy of the American Left

Second in a series on the American left: Michael Walzer and Bernie Sanders

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How Should We Read the American Press? In Arabic.

News of the News: Like in the Middle East, U.S. political operatives and intelligence officials are increasingly using the cloak of journalism as a tool for their aims

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Killing the Lavi

Tracing the unintended consequences of the fateful 1987 cancellation of Israel’s largest single weapons development program

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Hezbollah Ritually Humiliates the UN

As the Security Council passes another empty resolution, the Lebanese terror organization strips Peacekeepers of their gear and sets fire to vehicles

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McCain and the Roman Precedent

The late senator embodied the classical republican virtue of aristocracy, yet he was not above the barbarous opportunism that brought us Sarah Palin, and her political heirs

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G7 and the End of Days

Gorbachev dismantled his country’s empire. He was either visionary or crazy. Is Donald Trump now doing the same to America’s global hegemony? If so, why?

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America’s Cash-for-Genocide Program in Syria

Agents of Influence: Obama and his advisers, now seeking to shape his legacy, say they are proud they ditched the ‘Washington playbook’ and decided to stay out of the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East. Only they didn’t. They intervened on behalf of Iran.

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The Assault on Kirkuk: A Firsthand Account

A frontline Kurdish peshmerga officer describes what it was like to be abandoned by the West in Iraq in October of 2017

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Trump’s Grand Strategy: Get the United States out of the Middle East, Now

Our troops in Syria are hostages to Obama’s deal with Iran, which mandates a state of perpetual war between America and the region’s Sunni majority. Donald Trump wants to withdraw from both.

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Koch Dark Money Funds Anti-Israel Darlings

How Stephen Walt became the new foreign policy gatekeeper for the right

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‘Ambassador Samantha Power Lied to My Face About Syria,’ by Kassem Eid

A letter from a survivor of Assad’s chemical attacks about his encounter with Obama’s chief diplomat at the United Nations

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Rex Tillerson Babbles in Beirut While Middle East War Looms

Trump’s envoy tries to make a distinction between Hezbollah and Lebanon’s government where there is none

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The Ayatollah Empire Is Rotting Away

Regime clerics steal everything, including the pistachio nuts

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Did President Obama Read the ‘Steele Dossier’ in the White House Last August?

News of the News: Why the timeline of the scandalous report that fuels Russiagate matters

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Trump, Jerusalem, and the Jews

Was it cheap politics or historical concern and fellow-feeling that motivated the president to declare his allegiance to the millennial capital?

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The Beirut Echo Chamber

News of the News: How Lebanon came to host an information campaign designed to protect the pro-Iran policies of the Obama administration from the pro-Saudi policies of the Trump administration

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The Kurds, Trump, and the Decline of American Power

Why the United States’ inexplicable abandonment of the Kurdish people is ‘the geopolitical equivalent of a stock-market crash’

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Soviet Ghosts Vacation in Santiago

An émigré travels in Chile with his wife and daughters

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The United States Serves Up Kurdistan to Iran on a Silver Platter

‘We should not have abandoned Kurdistan, the only real pole of stability in the region’

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John Kerry Was Right About Terrorism in 2004, and Donald Trump And His Generals Are Wrong

‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’

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Democratic and Republican Elites Are Using Trump to Whitewash 16 Years of Foreign-Policy Disasters

Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?

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