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Dreams of Babylon

Iraq is not yesterday’s war. If Obama withdraws too quickly, the tenuous peace will collapse.

Iranian Resurrection

Iran is becoming a superpower. Funding proxy armies, controlling vital energy hubs and winning the heart of the Arab street, Tehran has created a sphere of influence on an imperial scale. If we don’t do something—and soon—Iran, not China or Russia

Patient Stabilized?

Iraq may be emerging from intensive care, but it could use a bit more stitching up.

Invasive Procedures

Saving Iraq and Afghanistan will require some extensive operations.

Iran, the Rainmaker

Forecast for the War on Terror: Sunni, but with a chance of Shi‘a.

Levantine Labyrinths

Sectarian infighting and foreign intervention breed intrigue on the Lebanese political scene. Last summer’s war had a devastating effect—but factional power politics and Hizballah’s rising popularity threaten to make matters worse.


Israel, Syria and American Moral Hazard

Why do Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others clamor for an intervention they could carry out themselves?

Don't Attack Syria

The administration should exercise restraint toward Assad.

A Plan for Syria

The United States must think outside the box.


How Liberals Buy Into Stupid Wars

The prime movers of the Iraq war are at it again. War with Iran is only a drumbeat away.

The Dangerous Ahmadinejad Visit to Lebanon

Is Iran more than a paper tiger?

Books & Reviews


Morris turns to the origins of the one-state and two-state conceptions. It helps explain how the Israelis and Palestinians got themselves into this intractable conflict in the first place.

Woodward's Post-Electoral Prophecy

This article was originally published on October 26. Given Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld's resignation, it is being republished.

Strategic Horizons

Despite predictions to the contrary, America's superpower status remains uncontested.

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April 20, 2014