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Going to Ground

As Obama tucks further into his shell, I'm headed out again to see the world.

James Traub |

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When the Blue Helmets Are to Blame

International peacekeepers -- like the ones who stood by in Srebrenica -- could soon be held accountable for their actions.

David Bosco |

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The Endgame in Gaza

Can Netanyahu really demilitarize the Strip without making Hamas a partner?

Aaron David Miller |

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The Perils of an Itchy Twitter Finger

Trying to cram a nuanced view on the tragedy in Ukraine into 140 characters was a mistake. Taking a closer look at the West's role is not.

Stephen M. Walt |

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Suspended Animation in the Strip

For Gaza’s young and ambitious, the ongoing war is just another one of life’s many challenges.

Lauren Bohn |

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Summer Reruns in the Middle East

Televised tragedy and déjà vu in Gaza.

Matt Bors |

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The Slaughter of Innocents

Why collateral damage undoes the best-laid plans of "limited" war makers.

David Rothkopf |

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Russia Is Firing Missiles at Ukraine

As the U.S. slaps additional sanctions on Moscow and Donetsk separatists, new evidence emerges that short-range rockets are being launched from Russia into Ukraine.

Michael Weiss |

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Let Tehran's Atomic Clock Keep Ticking

The only way to reach a nuclear deal with Iran is to accept that Iran will be able to go nuclear.

Stephen M. Walt |

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Israel and Hamas Need Each Other

The two warring actors may hate each other, but they can't seem to live without each other either.

Aaron David Miller |

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The Sources of Putin's Conduct

The only way to contain Moscow is to understand that there’s still a Cold Warrior in the Kremlin.

Jeffrey Lewis |

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Swimming in Money

Income inequality matters less than wealth inequality, so why is everyone still talking about taxing your salary?

Daniel Altman |

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No Difference a Year Makes

One year on from the NSA surveillance revelations, guess what: the world shrugged. People still, more or less, like America.

Bruce Stokes |

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All Is Not Well in Novorossiya

From Moscow to Donetsk, Russia's resurgent revanchists are turning against each other. Are Ukraine's pro-Russian firebrands too hot for Russia?

Michael Weiss |

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Take One for Tehran

Why President Obama needs to stand up to the warmongers who want to kill the Iranian nuclear deal.

James Traub |

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The GNOE’s Last Hurrah

Surprise -- there are limits to how well politics and economics can predict World Cup matches.

Daniel Altman |

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It’s 10 o'Clock -- Do You Know Where Your Bubonic Plague Is?

Spilled smallpox, missing SARS, and rogue scientists with mutant H1N1. If you’re not scared, you should be.

Laurie Garrett |

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Magic Money and Budgetary Malpractice

There's something fishy about the U.S. Navy wanting to create a new fund to pay for nuclear submarines -- so it can also pay for other ships.

Gordon Adams |

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@ISIS Is #Winning

Why is a barbaric medieval caliphate so much better at social media than Washington?

Kori Schake |

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The Untold Story of China's Forgotten Underground Nuclear Reactor

How social media and a little sleuthing turned up a Mao-era nuclear program.

Jeffrey Lewis |

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Therapy for the Self-Hating Superpower

Snap out of it, America. You're good enough, smart enough -- who cares if people don't like you?

David Rothkopf |

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Doing Nothing Is Now out of the Question

Obama may finally have changed his calculus on Syria -- but is his plan for the U.S. to train rebels two years too late?

James Traub |

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O Say Can You Free Me?

Dozens of Americans are spending this July 4 as hostages in far-off lands. Washington should do more to get them back.

Whitney Kassel |

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Dark Dividends

Will the murder of three teenagers bring Armageddon to the Arab-Israeli conflict?

Aaron David Miller |

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Democracy, Freedom, and Apple Pie Aren't a Foreign Policy

We like to think our way of life is the best in the world. But trying to spread American values always backfires.

Stephen M. Walt |

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The Real Red Line in the Middle East

If ISIS attacks Jordan, neither the United States nor Israel will be able to stay out of the fray.

David Rothkopf |

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Obama's Armed Drones in Iraq Reek of Mission Creep

Why the administration’s muddy logic for intervention on behalf of a deeply unpopular central government will get America engaged in a Middle Eastern civil war.

Micah Zenko |

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Building a Warship for the Video Game Generation

The Navy's latest high-tech destroyer is basically a floating Xbox. (See bad jokes below.)

Michael Peck |

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How to Lose Friends and Alienate Allies

Why America’s friends in Europe are wishing for the good old days of George W. Bush.

Kori Schake |

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The Middle East Has Thrown in the Towel on Making Peace with Israel

New polls from across the region show a deep pessimism on the possibility of a non-violent, two-state solution.

Bruce Stokes |