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How to Succeed in Politics

The Tea Party movement is blazing its agenda across America. But this is a movement without a cause. If the Whigs, Populists and Feminists can be co-opted by the Democrats and Republicans, this newest third party will suffer the same fate.

Grassroots Economics

The IMF has become little more than an abettor of bad policymaking. To avoid the next meltdown, the IMF must become a global advocacy group. Diplospeak is out; punchy prose and clear policy recommendations are in.

On War and Choice

It has long been said that there are wars of necessity and wars of choice. But enemies always adapt, especially in our world of terrorists, failing states and delinquent regimes. Every war is a war of choice.

Manchurian Paradox

The America-China symbiosis cannot be overstated. Beijing’s willingness to buy U.S. debt allowed us to live on credit, while our purchase of Chinese goods propelled their meteoric rise. But as the financial markets have soured, some in the United

Israel's Fight-or-Flight Response

A nuclear Iran may not be the biggest threat to Israel. Fear is a danger in and of itself.

For God, King and Country

Over the centuries, the causes and justifications for war have evolved. But we remain caught in a Westphalian mindset, even though the nature of today’s substate threats demands an altogether-different mentality and a new breed of soldier—or at le

Commentary

Japan's Self-Inflicted Wounds

Impolitic remarks by nationalist politicians harm Tokyo's standing in the region.

An Israeli Weighs in on the Flotilla

A number of recent events have triggered an awful lot of hypocrisy toward Israel.

Spies Among Us

Moscow should be grateful that the arrest of ten alleged Russian spies brought an end to a costly and ineffective government program.

Blogs

Germany's New Confrontation with the Holocaust

Germany's foreign ministry was far more complicit in the Holocaust than Hollywood would have you believe.

Germany and the Jewish Gene

Are this German's remarks on Muslims and Jews hateful? Or is the rest of Europe blind to the truth about Islamic immigrants?

Books & Reviews

The Willing Misinterpreter

Despite Goldhagen's extraordinary claims, he himself concedes in his unwittingly revealing afterword that he is not presenting much in the way of original research.

Exodus

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.

The Age of Woman

Can women keep us safe? For all the talk of a rise of women to positions of power, there is still a dearth of the female perspective in national security. With the unprecedented appointment of three women to some of the highest posts in the new ad

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April 19, 2014