By Paul R. Pillar

Journalistic coverage of the NSA revelations has hardly been worthy of the Pulitzer.

The law and politics of denying Iran's prospective UN ambassador a visa.

Putting the confessed spy on the table in the peace talks was always a bad idea. 

Banks are afraid to release the Iranian money promised in the deal.

Why the alliance moved east—against its own interests.

Even the basics are missing from the Ukraine discussion.

Iran's internal situation, and our reaction to it, will matter more than Moscow's moves.

Much was identifiably phony--yet there was still a correspondence with reality.

Letting our competitor set the rules of the game?

Sometimes rumors end up having public-policy consequences.

It has little in common with what its American allies fear.

Will more U.S. obduracy and military spending always make others cower?

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April 18, 2014