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The Last Temptation of Risk

Eichengreen explains the origins of the economic crisis.

War From Cyberspace

As Obama appoints Howard A. Schmidt to a new cybersecurity post, former cyberczar Richard Clarke shows America is the most vulnerable country in the world.

The Kremlin Begs To Differ

One doesn’t need to be a Russian domestic radical or a foreign Russophobe to see major flaws in the way Russia is ruled. The population, however, is satisfied with the status quo...for now.

Fatah Resurrected

Abbas sits atop a newly invigorated Palestinian Authority; the West Bank is completely secure. They want peace but will adopt a one-state solution if Netanyahu turns his back on Palestinian progress. Israel must act now.

Death Cometh for the Greenback

America’s debt is ballooning. Runaway inflation threatens our creditors. Faith in the almighty dollar is wavering. Soon a global reserve, complete with its own currency, will land the final blow against the dollar. But contrary to popular opinion,

Shades of Abu Ghraib

The grisly subject of torture is back with us again. A look back at the dark days of de Gaulle's struggle to hold onto Algeria reveals consequences that echo loudly in our newest fight to retain what it means to be civilized.

Commentary

No, NATO Shouldn't Let Georgia In

Should Washington extend a military guarantee that might require going to war against a nuclear-armed power over issues of minimal interest to America?

Abkhazia, the Comfortable Conflict Zone

The breakaway land between Russia and Georgia is getting used to its strange status.

Georgia Looking Better for NATO

The new ruling coalition is working to address many of the issues that made NATO wary.

Blogs

Is Everything Good for the U.S. Good for Georgia, and Vice Versa?

Unfortunately for Tbilisi, warmer relations with Moscow outweigh the costs of a U.S.-Georgia alliance.

What Produced U.S. Analysis of the Georgia-Russia War in 2008?

How the Wikileaks documents prove NATO should shut its open-door policy toward Ukraine and Georgia.

Books & Reviews

Missiles Over Tskhinvali

Last summer, Russia and Georgia came to blows. Tbilisi’s pro-American president believed NATO would protect him in a fight with the big, bad bear.

Passions of Pope Victor

As Europe secularized and the global South becomes the new market for potential converts, Christianity is undergoing a painful evolution.

How to Fight Terrorism

Radical Islam is its own worst enemy. It will marginalize itself unless the United States overreacts.

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April 21, 2014