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December 16, 2013

Ever had a bad night? I just had one. Ever lost your cool? I just did. I was on a panel at the 92nd Street Y...

Ever since the era of Ronald Reagan, victorious Republican coalitions have always been built via coalitions of disparate but essentially compatible factions. While most of...

In Jonathan Franzen’s novel Freedom, the band led by one of the characters gets a streak of decent reviews in the press despite never attaining...

Secretary of State John Kerry's latest trip to Israel is already over, but his continued effort to sell his plan on security arrangements to the...

A minor theme of my forthcoming history of U.S. diplomacy with rogue regimes and terrorist groups is that the State Department undercuts the effectiveness of...

The last quarter century has been a time of great change across the globe, much of which has been for the better. The number of...

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula doesn't get the kind of publicity that al-Qaeda central, based in Pakistan, receives but it has emerged as one of...

One of the leading talking points for those advocating more gun laws has been the support many such measures have gotten from law enforcement personnel....

Interpol is in many ways a strange organization. Strange, because most of what people know about it is wrong. For example, it’s not an international...

Yesterday, the Barack Obama Twitter feed (@BarackObama) sent out two humorously timed messages. First it tweeted out a quote from the president, timed for Bill...

Sometimes it seems that Secretary of State John Kerry lives in an alternate universe, one in which the Palestinian Authority seeks peace, the Egyptian Muslim...

In the last few weeks the country has gradually become acquainted with the large and growing class of Americans that fall into the category of...