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Re-Occupy Iraq?

If the United States seeks to quell the civil war in Iraq, re-occupation may be the answer.

Angel or Dragon?

 Despite the focus on Beijing, few have taken notice of a key forum for its evolving excellence: diplomacy at the United Nations.

Privatized Peacekeeping

Mercenaries are better than humanitarians.

The Lesser Evil: The Best Way Out of the Balkans

Unless the United States wants to occupy the Balkans for decades to come, it will have to contemplate withdrawal under imperfect and unappealing circumstances.

Is There Life After Victory? What NATO Can and Cannot Do

History counsels that defeat and victory are the two deadliest moments in the life of alliances.

Policing the Golan? Yes

In March 1975, the second Sinai negotiation between Israel and Egypt broke down.


The President's Peacekeeping Panacea

UN peacekeepers might be cheaper than sending Americans, but sometimes you get what you pay for.

Peace for Palestine in 2011?

The peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians may fail, but they are far from doomed. Can President Obama pull it off?

Turning Abkhazia into a War

Russia’s bad reputation in the American media may turn a spat with Georgia into a potentially explosive situation.

Books & Reviews

The Road to Damascus . . .

Itamar Rabinovich's The Brink of Peace is a masterly chronicle of the Syrian-Israeli peace negotiations of 1993-96, in which Israel and Syria--and America--once staked so much hope.

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April 16, 2014