A Snapshot of a Multipolar World in Action

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by Dilip Hiro In the strangest election year in recent American history — one in which the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson couldn’t even conjure up the name of a foreign leader he “admired” while Donald Trump remained intent on building… Continue Reading  

Times Finally Realizes: Netanyahu Doesn’t Care What Obama Thinks

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by Lisa Goldman The New York Times editorial board has realized, about a decade too late, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not care what the Obama administration — or any U.S. administration, for that matter — thinks about his policies… Continue Reading  

Campaign Carnage and the Iran Nuclear Agreement

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by Paul R. Pillar Among the lingering effects of this awful election campaign season will be widespread misunderstanding of serious issues of foreign policy, beyond even the habitually low baseline public understanding of many such issues. With Donald Trump making… Continue Reading  

Is the CSTO Preparing for Peacekeeping in Syria?

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by Joshua Kucera Russia’s post-Soviet security bloc, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, has held discussions with the United Nations about taking part in UN peacekeeping missions, an effort analysts said was likely made with Syria in mind. “We have agreed… Continue Reading  

American Military Intervention Can’t Save Syria

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by Rajan Menon The New York Times appears to have experienced an epiphany of the obvious on Syria. On October 6, its op-ed page ran a piece by Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson, both former members of President Obama’s National… Continue Reading