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Leaky Thinking About Secrecy

Curbing the rash of spilled national-security secrets is a worthy goal, but it won't be easy.

The Long Road of Negotiations

Troublesome allies and domestic naysayers threaten to derail fledgling talks with Iran.

Intervention in Libya and Syria Isn’t Humanitarian or Liberal

Assad's fall, like Qaddafi's, is likely to produce extended illiberal chaos or a new set of autocrats. 

Etching a Foreign Policy

The choice between Romney and Obama comes down to the choice between a populist and a realist foreign policy.

Is Rick Santorum America's Next President?

Nothing could be more improbable than Rick Santorum swearing the oath of office in January 2013. But who thought Obama could become president when he first set out?

Ron Paul and Charles Krauthammer

Neocons worry that libertarian views may take prime time at the GOP convention.

The Forgotten History of the U.S. and Bin Ladin

Osama bin Laden could have been captured in 1998. Blame the American public for the twenty-one year delay.

The Hypocritical Strain in U.S. Foreign Policy

Washington has been far too promiscuous in its use of foreign policy double standards.

Leveraging Our Preoccupation with Bin Ladin

The huge reaction to the killing of Bin Ladin gives him in death what he sought in life: the status of America's arch foe.

A Viable Interlocutor

The new Palestinian unity government is a promising development—as long as Israeli and American stubbornness don't get in the way.

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April 20, 2014