Foreign Affairs

Back to Iraq?

The current situation in Iraq may pull the United States back into that country, and thus threatens to undermine Obama’s efforts to reorient American foreign policy.

The Bells of Balangiga

in 1901, U.S. troops took as war booty some church bells that were rung as a signal for Filipino insurgents. For decades, Filipinos have been urging their return.

Dick Cheney’s Chutzpah

Cheney's Obama polemic would be outrageous even if our former vice president’s record on Iraq was one of absolute clairvoyance. But he was wrong in almost every way.

The Duplicity of the Ideologues

Robert Kagan endeavors to beguile while constructing a version of “truth” that ignores inconvenient facts. There’s a name for this technique: It’s called propaganda.

Neither Shock Nor Crisis

That the rise of the right in European Parliament elections resembles the rise of fascism in the 1930s is nonsense; sovereignty was the most important theme.

Modi’s M.O.

The RSS is the real force behind Modi’s victory, and many believe it will be calling the shots in the new government.

Defensive Secretary

Gates saw himself as a manager working to get things done. But managerial skills used in the service of getting the wrong things done is of little help to anybody.

Make Way for Modi?

Narendra Modi, often compared to Hitler and Mussolini, is intelligent and politically astute, and appears to be all things to all people, especially Hindu voters.

A Real Risk of War

Putin’s annexation of Crimea and threat to Ukraine are causing damage he perhaps did not anticipate: disorientation of the United States and division in Europe.

Can Ukraine Remain One Country?

The statement released by the United States, European Union, Ukraine, and Russia after talks in Geneva has done little to bring the Ukrainian crisis to an end.

Abe's Second Chance

Vowing to pull the nation out of the economic doldrums, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has managed to maintain the support of a still wary public.

Ukraine Promises Only Trouble for Russia

How far will Vladimir Putin go? The Russian president has answered the question himself, saying his country has no further demands to make on Ukraine.
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The Young T.E. Lawrence

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American Reckoning

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Hitler's First Victims

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No Man's Land

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Herzl's Vision

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The People's Republic of Amnesia

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Born from the Gaze of God

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