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The Great Convergence with Iran

The Great Convergence with Iran

A final, comprehensive agreement is yet to be drafted and signed, but by all indications negotiators have finally achieved a breakthrough in the decade-and-a-half-long Iranian nuclear negotiations. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) framework agreement,...

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The Kremlin’s Kool-Aid

The Kremlin’s Kool-Aid

We were nearing the end of dinner when the eminent personage leaned in my direction and began yelling at me. Up to that point, the argument among the five of us at the end of the long table at the restaurant had been heated but at a conversational volume. The fact...

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Obama’s Last National Security Strategy

Obama’s Last National Security Strategy

The world of today appears to be a great deal more dangerous than the one that President Obama inherited on taking office in 2009. The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has remade the map of a large chunk of the Middle East. Neither Iraq nor Afghanistan is any more stable or...

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‘The American Century’ Has Plunged the World Into Crisis. What Happens Now?

Why 2014 Wasn’t So Terrible

In bidding farewell to 2014, most of us gave the year a swift kick in the rear end as it exited the calendar. On foreign policy in particular, few people had nice things to say about the recently departed. After all, it was a banner year for all manner of evils. The...

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Rich Countries Pony Up (Some) for Climate Justice

Rich Countries Pony Up (Some) for Climate Justice

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  It's one of the oldest tricks in politics: Talk down expectations to the point that you can meet them. And it played out again in Berlin as 21 countries—including the United...

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