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A Love Lost Over the Atlantic

The "special relationship" has long been a foreign policy myth. The day has finally come for a peaceful separation between two English-speaking powers.

The Kremlin Begs To Differ

One doesn’t need to be a Russian domestic radical or a foreign Russophobe to see major flaws in the way Russia is ruled. The population, however, is satisfied with the status quo...for now.

Republican Reckoning

Mismanaged for eight years by the Bush administration, the Republican Party is in peril. Neoconservative table scraps are neither appropriate nor wise. But the GOP has another foreign-policy tradition to which it can turn. Presidents from Eisenhow

Two-Part Czar

The Russian leadership lives in a tension-ridden house. Putin and Medvedev’s tandem system is beginning to falter. The recession has exposed frictions between the two men and revealed Putin’s inadequacies...

The Road to Moscow

Since the end of the cold war, American foreign policy toward Russia has been dismissive of Russian interests. Acknowledging that a country has separate aims does not mean we cannot work toward common goals.

Curse of the Khyber Pass

Afghanistan is a losing battle. Former-CIA officer Milton Bearden argues the Obama administration should turn to the provinces for answers—and consider arming the militias. Full article 

Commentary

Jockeying in the Kremlin

Both Medvedev and Putin are acting like men who want to lead Russia.

The Reset Blooms

The Obama administration's "reset" with Russia has produced results. But can it last?

The Sodomy Trial of Anwar Ibrahim

The trial of Anwar Ibrahim threatens to tear apart Malaysia's much-needed opposition movement.

Blogs

Obama's Middle East Hail Mary

Obama's last-chance gasp at a Middle East peace deal could work, even if it is desperate.

Yuri Luzhkov Gets Stung By Medvedev

The firing of Moscow's mayor is reminiscent of past Russian housecleaning.

Bob Woodward's War

Is Afghanistan Vietnam redux?

Books & Reviews

Punditry at the Drive-Thru

Peter Beinart's books represent the intellectual equivalent of what nutritionists call the empty-calorie principle.

America Under the Caesars

Anti-interventionists allege our leaders traded a strong, austere republic for a weak and sprawling empire predicated on a military might that could not match our own ambitions. This narrative negates real threats and real victories.

Missiles Over Tskhinvali

Last summer, Russia and Georgia came to blows. Tbilisi’s pro-American president believed NATO would protect him in a fight with the big, bad bear.

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April 24, 2014