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Why No Middle Eastern Metternichs?

An inclusive and legitimate regional security agreement could be the answer to the Middle East's most serious problem: an instable order.

Syria Deal: As Good As It Gets?

A strong line will be vital in negotiations, for Damascus is sure to dawdle.

Nothing New About China's New Concept

The "New Type of Great Power Relations" approach outlined by Chinese leaders is merely a rebrand.


The Value of Talk

The hoary issue of diplomacy and unfriendly regimes.

Books & Reviews

Battle Hymn of the Diplomats

Awash in Wilsonian hubris, the State Department’s meandering and militaristic QDDR will ensure Foggy Bottom remains second-rate—both inside the Beltway and overseas.

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April 19, 2014