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Questions and Airstrikes

Why Congress needs to think hard about Obama’s Syria plan.

Daniel Byman |

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Rue Britannia

How David Cameron got royally screwed by Ed Miliband over the Syrian intervention both men wanted.

Alex Massie |

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Don't Call This a Humanitarian Intervention

Whether you support or disapprove of the coming strike on Syria, don't say it's about saving civilians. Please.

Charli Carpenter |

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So You've Bombed Syria. What Next?

Any serious peace plan needs to put security front and center.

Edward P. Joseph and Elizabeth O’Bagy |

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Let's Power Africa

Cowboys Stadium uses more electricity than the entire country of Liberia. But African leaders, together with the White House and U.S. Congress, are working to end the scourge of energy poverty.

Ellen Johnson SIrleaf |

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The Court of No Opinion

The bizarre story of how the prosecution in Bo Xilai's show trial won the Weibo news cycle.

David Wertime |

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Spy Kids

A sci-fi visionary on why the children of tomorrow are the NSA's biggest nightmare.

Charles Stross |

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The Supervillain Syndrome

Why dictators like Assad just can't quit while they're ahead.

John Norris |

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It's 1999 in Syria

Kosovo's foreign minister calls for an international intervention to halt the killing in Syria.

Enver Hoxhaj |

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A Dream Gone Sour

In the 70-plus days since Pakistan's new prime minister took office, the country has suffered roughly 70 terrorist attacks. So why doesn't Nawaz Sharif have a counterterrorism policy?

Arif Rafiq |

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Why Nobody Cares About the Surveillance State

When you've been groped by the TSA, what's a little NSA spying?

David Rieff |

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Subcontinental Drift

A slowing economy, an exploding submarine, corruption scandals -- what's happened to India?

Sumit Ganguly |

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The East Is Still Red

Bo Xilai's downfall doesn't mean China is moving away from Mao.

John Garnaut |

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Foggy Bottom Review

The clock is ticking on the State Department's grand strategy review. Can John Kerry match his predecessor's record on the QDDR?

John Norris |

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Egypt's Algerian Moment

Did Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi just set Cairo on the path to its own "black decade"?

Robert Zaretsky |

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Strange Bedfellows

Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?

Matthew Levitt |

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Spying Blind

The National Security Agency has an intelligence problem: It won’t admit how dumb it is. 

Shane Harris |

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Missing in Action

What happened to Washington's policy in Egypt?

Cynthia P. Schneider |

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Mubarak Still Rules

The bodies pile up in Cairo, but nothing has changed.

Steven A. Cook |

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Zero Degrees of al Qaeda

How Twitter is supercharging jihadist recruitment.

J.M. Berger |

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Jordan's Simmering Spring

Enough compromise. Jordanians are tired of being the good kids on the block.

Jonathan Schienberg |

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The Princeling of Manhattan

Will the exiled son of China's most notorious politician reclaim his father's legacy?

Pin Ho |

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The Cuban in the Desert

The secret blogger who explains al Qaeda's new strategy.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

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The 15,000 Troop Option

Plotting the course for post-2014 Afghanistan.

James Stavridis |

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Clueless in Gaza

It’s time for the Palestinians to change the discourse from reconciliation to elections.

Abdalla Khader |

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Red Tide

Just how strong is China's navy, really?

James Holmes |

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Nuke the Budget

Why are nuclear weapons off the budget negotiating table? They're where we should start.

Tom Z. Collina |

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The Classifieds

Are American spies the next victims of the Internet age?

Daniel B. Prieto |