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No More Mr. Nice Guy

The sad end of Ambassador Michael McFaul's troubled tenure in Moscow.

Michael Weiss |

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The Iraqi Re-Awakening

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is making all the same mistakes that the United States once made in Anbar. Can he change course before al Qaeda overruns the restive province?

Mark Perry |

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War on Error

We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.

J.M. Berger |

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Trading Places

How the trade vs. aid debate shows the different trajectories of Egypt and Tunisia.    

Caroline Freund |

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Locked Out

Forget ethnic hatred, lack of sea access is the real reason South Sudan is tearing itself apart.

Brenda Shaffer |

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Bad Bud

Did the military violate its own rules by getting in bed with Budweiser during the Super Bowl?

Phillip Carter |

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An Edge in the Desert

A flood of new weapons -- from Iran to Saudi Arabia -- is dangerously changing the military dynamic in the Middle East.

Jonathan Schanzer |

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Germany, Inc. Heads to Tehran

Sanctions relief has corporations in Berlin salivating at the chance to make money in the Islamic Republic.

Benjamin Weinthal |

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Palestine's Peace Bomb

What will happen when one million refugees have the right to return -- to the West Bank?

Steven J. Rosen |

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The Moscow Missile Mystery

Is Russia actually violating the INF Treaty?

Steven Pifer |

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It’s Not About Trust

Why Russia's missile mischief shows that the United States needs to think differently about arms control.

Elbridge Colby |

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The Arms Race Goes Hypersonic

Why China's new ultrafast missile has Moscow and Washington scrambling.

James M. Acton |

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If George Washington Were Alive, He'd be Reading Your Email

What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.

Stephen F. Knott |

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The Great Debtscape

Why China's economy is not going to be swallowed alive by its massive deficit.

Arthur Kroeber |

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Daft Prez

Was Obama's State of the Union his second farewell address?

David Rothkopf |

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The State of the Union, By Google Autocomplete

A snapshot of the nation’s anxious, online soul.

Rosa Brooks |

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Sisi and the Strong Man

Is Egypt's president-in-waiting turning back the clock -- to the Nasser era?

Max Strasser |

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Foreign Staid

State and USAID need an overhaul, but you won't hear it from Obama.

Daniel Serwer |

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No Exit

Ukraine's government started the crisis. The opposition needs a strategy for ending it.

Gavin Weise |

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Clique-Bait

Why is the Chinese Communist Party so afraid of legal activist Xu Zhiyong? 

Yiyi Lu |

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Goodbye to All That

If American nation-building is dead, what nation remains at home?

James Traub |

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A Dream Deferred

How a recent exposé vindicates activist Xu Zhiyong's vision for China. 

Phelim Kine |

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Ukraine's Public Enemy Number One: The Police

Why Ukraine's brutal riot police are one of the biggest obstacles on the path to reform.

Erica Marat |

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Aid Amnesia

Jeffrey Sachs has gone down the rabbit hole on the aid debate. He doesn't even remember what it was all about.

William Easterly |

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In Iran, Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good

Why demanding no enrichment and no centrifuges means no deal.

Graham Allison |

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Highly Enriched Politics

The Iran debate is a window into the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Here's where the would-be candidates stand.

Heather Hurlburt |

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Two Left Feet

Can Washington dance with Tehran when they're listening to different music?

Trita Parsi |

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Turkey's Enemy Within

How Prime Minister Erdogan is dismantling democracy.

Firat Demir |

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Speak Up, Mr. President

A memo to Barack Obama on how to talk about the Middle East policy no one thinks he actually has.

Aaron David Miller |

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With Negotiators Like These...

Peace talks won't solve the crisis in South Sudan. Africa-style justice will.

George B.N. Ayittey |