January 15, 2013


Putting Freedom Back on the Agenda

Now is no time for America to go wobbly on democracy.

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Behind the Rhetoric

The Pentagon starts to manage the defense drawdown.


The 3:00 AM Call

Why aren't we asking Hagel about the stuff the SecDef actually does?


Lost Tribes

This Israeli election is not about Bibi. It's about nothing.

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Preparing for the New Syria

Sooner or later, the war will end, and Syrians will have to sit down and talk about the future of their state. Here's a roadmap.

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Has China Lost Myanmar?

As Myanmar’s messy democracy turns to the West, Beijing debates stirring up ethnic tensions to rile the government and maintain its leverage.

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What’s Really Behind the Hagel Fight

Let's face it: This battle is about Obama, not his would-be secretary of defense.

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The Parent Trap

Do two-parent families help children get ahead in life? The surprising answer: not everywhere.

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Haiti’s Recovery is Real

Three years after a devastating earthquake rocked the country, a chorus of critics has slammed the reconstruction effort. Here's why they're wrong.

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