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by | Jun 19, 2013

Regarding my analysis of Syria, I didn’t want to go off on a long tangent in the piece itself, but it’s worth addressing an objection that I anticipated (and have in fact gotten) from both opponents of intervention and advocates of…

by | Jun 19, 2013

When civil war broke out in Syria, the good guys were easy to spot: They were the soldiers who deserted Bashar Assad’s military after refusing orders to fire on peaceful protesters. But while orders to commit war crimes are as…

by | May 13, 2013

IN MOST YEARS, there is fairly little in common between the Conservative Political Action Conference and the annual confab held by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. 
CPAC hosts a kaleidoscope of factions openly contesting the meaning of conservatism; AIPAC’s…

by | Apr 25, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry suggested yesterday that Boston bomber Tamarlan Tsarnaev became a terrorist when he traveled to Russia in 2011: “We just had a young person who went to Russia, Chechnya, who blew people up in Boston,” he said….

by | Mar 31, 2013

As Israel counted votes in its legislative election in January, your humble correspondent joined reporters at an election night event in Tel Aviv hosted by The Israel Project, where politicians and analysts from across the political spectrum either stopped by…

by | Mar 19, 2013

Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the costs of the war are quite familiar. But in focusing on what was lost, we often lose sight of what was won. To start with the obvious, Saddam Hussein is gone….

by | Mar 14, 2013

Here’s Marco Rubio’s speech at CPAC: And here’s Rand Paul’s: Related: Jim Antle in 2011 on the two senators’ dueling foreign policy philosophies, implicit in Rubio’s paean to American exceptionalism and Paul’s emphasis on the limits executive power in warfare.

by | Mar 1, 2013

Looking for a surefire weight-loss plan? I’ve got a plan that is guaranteed to reduce your weight by one pound. Now, you may think this isn’t much of weight-loss plan, but maybe it’s worth doing anyway; after all, it can’t…

by | Jan 23, 2013

TEL AVIV — If you read The New Yorker, you might have seen 9000 words from David Remnick about how Israeli politics is being taken over by right-wing crazies, led by Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party. If you don’t read…

by | Jan 3, 2013

Twenty years ago today, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered. It was the second live-action spin-off of Star Trek, and the first that was set (and aired) at the same time as its immediate predecessor — in other words, the…

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