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A Whirlpool of Blood

from The Middle East As it Will Be by Eliot Cohen in The American Interest: The future will be ghastly for that part of the world, and all that borders it. The United States will be somewhat distant from this whirlpool…

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A Special Innocence

Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal, Everything Is Awesome, Mideast Edition Excerpt: I recount these events not just to illustrate the distance between Ben Rhodes’s concept of reality and reality itself. It’s also a question of speed. The…

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Ethnocentric Diplomacy

  Foreign affairs is the most difficult area of government policy.  To be effective it requires a continuity and consistency that transcends presidential terms.  Impatience serves us well as an entrepreneurial economic growth engine, but it is our Achilles heel…

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