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June 12, 2017

Qatar
Untangling the Qatar Kerfuffle

Sure, the tiny gulf state is a lousy ally — but so is everyone else in the region. 

A Palestinian man holds a Qatari flag during a rally in support of Qatar, inside Qatari-funded construction project 'Hamad City', in the southern Gaza Strip June 9, 2017.

November 5, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry Foreign Policy: Does the United States Stand for Anything at All?

Does the United States stand for anything at all? Do we have a view about, say, slavery, or child prostitution, or the stoning of gays? What  should be a ridiculous question is raised by Secretary o…

October 17, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
FTAs for Tunisia and Egypt

The United States should begin now to negotiate free trade agreements with Tunisia and Egypt. The two cases are quite different in complexity and market size. Egypt has a population of eighty millio…

December 30, 2011

United States
Mubarakism Without Mubarak

Yesterday’s Cairo raids on human rights organizations were not an attempt by the Egyptian military to crush Egyptian extremists or to weaken the Muslim Brotherhood or the Salafist party after their r…

February 1, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Israel and Egypt

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in this handout picture provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) during their mee…

Israel and Egypt

August 5, 2011

Justice in Cairo?

The trial of Hosni Mubarak began this week. Throughout the world the indelible image of the former president in a cage was printed on page one of a thousand newspapers. Mubarak was a dictator, and v…

August 30, 2016

Military Operations
CFR Model Diplomacy: Students as Policymakers

When asked to recommend readings for international relations and foreign policy syllabi, I regularly send people to my summaries of important policy-relevant findings from academic journals. But for …

Reaper in Afghanistan _April 2016

December 7, 2015

United States
What’s in a Name?

On February 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein entered the Ibrahimi Mosque, also known as the Cave of the Patriarchs, during dawn prayers and murdered twenty-nine Palestinians. He derived justification for t…

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April 9, 2015

India
Why the United States Should Work With India to Stabilize Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani’s successful visit to Washington last month notwithstanding, the headlines out of Afghanistan since the end of international combat operations in December 2014 have mostly been…

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March 30, 2015

United States
The Weirdness of Ross Douthat’s Pax Americana

Way back when before the 2008 presidential elections, some Democratic Party foreign policy operatives put together a series of seminars near Jacksonville, Florida at a place called White Oak Plantati…

The Weirdness of Ross Douthat's Pax Americana