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February 12, 2024

Palestinian Territories
Democracy and the Two-State Solution

The war in Gaza has focused attention once again on the search for solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The solution favored by the United States, the European Union, most of the world’s de…

January 22, 2024

Trade
The Curse of Nostalgia: Industrial Policy in the United States

A critical look at the past and present of industrial policy shows that its recent popularity is not only misguided, but is likely to have negative economic and geopolitical consequences for the Unit…

President Joe Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on August 16, 2022.

January 19, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Biden’s Middle East Strategy Is Ruthless Pragmatism

There’s a single thread connecting the White House approach to the region, from Syria to Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud deliver remarks to reporters before meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., October 14, 2021

December 14, 2023

United States
The Humbling of Henry Kissinger

The truth is that his tenure as secretary of state was often rocky, and as full of setbacks as acclaim.

Kissinger

October 27, 2023

Middle East and North Africa
The U.S. Faces a Public Relations Crisis in the Arab and Muslim World

The Joe Biden administration’s steadfast show of support for Israel in its war with Hamas has reignited a torrent of anti-American sentiment in many Arab and Muslim communities.  

Demonstrators in Ankara wave Turkish and Palestinian flags during a rally in solidarity with Palestinians on October 14, 2023..

October 25, 2023

Turkey
Turkey, the United States, and the Israel-Hamas War

President Erdogan’s recent troubles with the United States have prevented Turkey from playing a potentially constructive role in the early phases of the Israel-Hamas war.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a lectern. Two Turkish flags are seen behind him.

July 16, 2023

United States
How Today Is Like the 1890s

The most popular historical analogy for current American troubles is the Civil War era. The second most popular is the Gilded Age. But where the 1850s do not meaningfully resemble today, the 1890s ce…

The U.S. flag flies near the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.