Realism

Sometimes the CIA is Right

With the CIA under fire once again—this time for pre-9/11 failures—it is also important to know what the agency got right. Its assessments of post-Saddam Iraq were dead-on and deserve attention.

The Democracy Crusade Myth

Although it is unquestionably true that U.S. foreign policy is due for a serious recalibration, the notion that democracy promotion plays a dominant role in Bush policy is a myth.

Kurdistandoff

The media is reporting  that thousands of Turkish troops have entered northern Iraq in pursuit of PKK guerillas. Henri Barkey provides insight into Turkey'

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