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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 

Empire Falls

The United States is in unprecedented decline. Future generations will look back at the past decade as the beginning of the end of American hegemony.

Putin's Third Way

With the rise in oil prices and a conservative fiscal policy, Russia turned from a debtor nation into an economic powerhouse, creating a compromise between the excesses of the free market and the inefficiencies of a command economy

The Republic and the Rahbar

With all of the hype surrounding Iran’s nuclear program and its incendiary President Ahmadinejad, we have been fooled into believe Tehran is one of our biggest threats.

A Sit-Down with Brent Scowcroft

The principles of transformationalism—idealism spread by the barrel of a gun—have been central to America’s foreign-policy failings over the last eight years. With a new leadership in power, Washington has a chance to right past wrongs. But that w

Ambushed on the Potomac

One of America’s best-known neoconservatives gives his take on what went wrong over the past eight years, the role of the State Department in hijacking Bush’s foreign policy and why 50 million conspiracy theorists have it wrong.

Commentary

Syria: World Sees Way Out in Lavrov Proposal

Caught between Obama's interventionism and Putin's defense of national sovereignty über alles, an international solution is attractive to many.

Syria Transition 2.0

A second look at my March proposal for a negotiated peace.

The G-8 Ignores Economic Troubles

Despite broad and deepening problems, the G-8 got bogged down with Syria and minutiae.

Books & Reviews

Riding the Tiger

Preventing the spread of atomic weaponry is less in our control than we think.

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April 16, 2014