Sorry, Fareed: Saudi Arabia Can Build a Bomb Any Damn Time It Wants To

Why do we think it’s so hard for a non-European country to acquire a 70-year-old technology?


The 11 Worst Washington Insider Policy Clichés

The 11 worst Washington insider policy clichés.


Stephen Walt's Greatest Hits and Misses of 2014

What I got right, what I got wrong, and that time everyone got mad at me for tweeting about Ukraine.

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Everything Old Is New Again to Parag Khanna

Your humble blogger has been growing out his beard in support of the Boston Red Sox this playoff season, a decision that paid off handsomely ...

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Your God-awful International Relations Hook of the Day

I've written enough for a public audience in my day to know the importance of the "hook" -- the clever metaphor, historical analogy, provocative statement, ...

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The Friedman Feedback Loop

In an offhand tweet today, I believe Matthew Yglesias might have stumbled onto a heretofore undetected threat to the American way of life. Here's the ...

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The worst piece of conventional wisdom you will read this year

Paul Krugman is a very smart and very annoying person. Over the past few years he's been hammering away at political and economic advocates for ...

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Oh, Niall….

Over the weekend Niall Ferguson got himself into intellectual hot water over an off-the-cuff response to a question about Keynes in which he suggested that ...

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What is presidential leadership?

Since gun regulation failed the 60-vote threshold in the Senate, some pundits have trotted out the "failure of presidential leadership" meme. See Maureen Dowd, Ron Fournier, ...

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Boston you’re my home

Patriots' Day is a holiday in Massachusetts.  In Boston it is known for two events -- the running of the Boston Marathon and the only Major ...

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