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America's Default Foreign Policy

Humanitarian interventions have become the reflex position in Washington. But the American public is more nationalistic and more skeptical of foreign do-goodery. Could a reckoning be at hand?


America's Middle East Policy Collapses

Accepting the Russian deal is a major blow.

Syria Deal: As Good As It Gets?

A strong line will be vital in negotiations, for Damascus is sure to dawdle.

Bombing Can Wait

Washington will have more leverage in a negotiation than it would after an attack.

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April 17, 2014