David Rothkopf

David Rothkopf

Disconnected

As technological development shifts into hyperspeed, governments remain stuck in neutral.

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Course Correction

Dealing with dictators cost the U.S. its soul. Now it's time to atone.

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The 2013 Top Ten List of Gifts (and Lumps of Coal) for World Leaders

Who was naughty, who was nice, and who isn't going to get what they want for Christmas this year.

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It’s Not About Snowden -- It’s About Madison

The jig is up for anyone who argues that the Constitution doesn't cover metadata.

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Dysfunction Junction

Public officials from Beijing to D.C. are failing to rise to the world's challenges. That's where FP's Global Thinkers come in.

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What Would W Do?

Lessons in disaster recovery from Bush's underappreciated second-term rebound.

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This Deal Won’t Seal Itself

Why Obama has to lean in to the nuclear negotiations with Iran.

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Waiting in the Wings

As America's star power dims, who will take center stage?

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Mr. President, We Can Handle the Truth

Why it's time for the White House to get ahead of the NSA scandal.

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False Fronts

How the biggest intelligence community scandal in modern memory and Washington's infamous Twitter troll expose the real D.C.

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Sisyphus at the State Department

From Iran to Syria to Israel, can the United States keep pushing boulders up a hill?

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The Power Paradox

Why America can only be great by being unexceptional.

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Pre-Existing Condition

It's not Obamacare or the shutdown that's the problem -- it's the lack of American leadership.

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What's New Is Nuance

Why Iran may just be playing smiling for dollars.

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There's Something to Be Said for the Peacemaker

How Obama's instincts actually prevailed in the Syria deal.

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The Blind Squirrel Gambit

Has Obama stumbled into a solution for Syria?

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How the Loneliest Job in the World Got Even Lonelier

With his missteps on Syria, Obama has alienated just about everyone -- friends and frenemies alike.

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And Now for Some Good News…

This might be the golden age of vice, but people are getting richer, freer, and more connected every day. 

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The Gamble

Five big consequences of the president's call to let Congress decide about America's Syrian intervention.

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Too Little, Too Late

What Assad's chemical attack and the failure of Obama's Syria policy really mean.

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America, Limited

How the U.S. went from the world's CEO to just another shareholder.

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Pacific Standard

America needs to learn from Asia or get used to following it.

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The Real Risks

Prison breaks, the embassy shut down, and an al Qaeda comeback all reveal one thing: we're still handling the terror threat wrong.

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Declaring an End to the Decade of Fear

With U.S. national security policy under review, Obama has a chance to cement his legacy for the better. But will he take it?

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Tokyo Drift

Naming Caroline Kennedy ambassador to Japan sends a terrible message about America.

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The Blind Spot

Can President Obama get away with neglecting half a billion people?

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No Labels

Why Washington shouldn't wage foreign policy by dictionary.

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Egypt and the C-Word

The danger of calling Morsy's ouster a coup.

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You Say You Want a Revolution?

Street protests are no match for elites and inertia.

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