The Last Line of Defense

As talks between U.S.-led global negotiators and Iran over its nuclear program resume this week in Geneva, the most welcome shift on the Iranian nuclear front may be occurring thousands of miles away in Washington. There, in the aftermath of November’s congressional elections that reflected a broad […]

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When Interests Clash

The events of recent days in Egypt remind us that U.S. foreign policy is inherently complicated, that our global priorities often clash and that, in some cases, the wisest choice is far from the most morally satisfying. In Egypt, the United States faces a clash between two […]

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A Deal With Two Devils

Nothing better showcases Washington’s confusion over foreign policy than the idea that – as part of a U.S.-Iran nuclear deal – Iran would ship much or all of its enriched uranium to Russia, and Russia would then process it for Iranian civilian usage. Were the U.S.-led “P5+1” […]

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3 Lessons From the Fall of the Berlin Wall

A quarter-century ago this month, East Germany’s communist leaders announced they were opening the Berlin Wall in an act that, as much as anything else during that momentous year, symbolized the Cold War’s end. The anniversary is timely, for it provides history lessons that seem particularly relevant […]

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Back to the Bashing

Western views toward Israel have returned to Kafkaesque normalcy after a brief break for sanity, as the United States now argues that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is making Islamic State group recruiting easier, and Europe punishes Israel and rewards the Palestinians for their ongoing conflict. Israel’s return to […]

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