Article Archive

How the GOP Became the Israel Party

Bill Kristol and John McCain have replaced Robert Novak and Pat Buchanan in Republican foreign policy influence.

April 8, 2015

Not Your Father’s National Front

Marine Le Pen has assembled the West’s largest, most successful anti-immigration and anti-globalist party, by playing down its racist roots.

March 26, 2015

Paris Doesn’t Bother With Bibi

The French are more concerned with Madonna’s diplomatic overtures than Netanyahu’s occupation of the bully pulpit.

March 5, 2015

Netanyahu’s Blind Spot

Full of hubris, Bibi fails to realize that Israel is not as popular as it once was.

February 25, 2015

What Ike Can Teach Obama

In the 1956 Suez Crisis, Eisenhower recognized that America’s interests did not lie with blind and unconditional support of an ally.

February 18, 2015

The Ambitions Driving the Ukraine Consensus

If we’re going to risk armed conflict with Moscow, the underlying causes ought to be grander than Michele Flournoy’s job aspirations.

February 11, 2015

What If Putin Doesn’t Back Down?

The Beltway’s blind confidence in its ability to break Russia could push Moscow into desperate measures.

February 4, 2015

How Obama Can Stop Netanyahu’s Iran War

Bibi has Boehner’s support—but the president has the American people’s, if he speaks out.

January 28, 2015

Who Governs?

Billionaire activists like George Soros and Sheldon Adelson exert political influence beyond the dreams of political scientists past.

January 21, 2015

Happily, President Obama N’est Pas Charlie

French Muslims could have hardly failed to absorb that the storied liberties of France are allocated differently.

January 13, 2015

The U.S.-Israel Politics Gap

Americans want more even-handed policies—but Congress only wants to please Bibi.

January 7, 2015

Abandoned by the Left

Liberals’ emphasis on identity politics at the expense of basic socio-economic fairness has driven away countless average people.

December 17, 2014

No Tears For TNR

America’s foreign-policy debate will be improved without “even the liberal New Republic” holding Democrats’ feet to the neoconservative fire.

December 9, 2014

Ferguson Is Not Palestine

Nothing could please the Likud coalition more than to see the Palestinian cause linked to the Ferguson rioters.

December 3, 2014

A Bleak Foreign Policy November

After the failure of Iran negotiations and the rebirth of the Republican hawk, Hagel’s dismissal barely registers.

November 26, 2014

The Bush Decision Point

The father faced down the Israel lobby and paid a price; the son accommodated it. What’s the lesson for Jeb?

November 19, 2014

Hillary’s Sheldon Adelson

A major Clinton donor cavorts with racist warmonger, urges mass bombing. Will she be asked about it?

November 12, 2014

Obama’s Legacy Will Be With Iran

Peace with Tehran could do for Obama what war with Germany did for FDR.

November 6, 2014

An Economist Visits the West Bank

Israel’s choking of the Palestinian economy is unlike anything else in the world.

October 29, 2014

Obama’s Big Ebola Wager

The main job of Ebola “tsar” Ron Klain should be to save the White House from its own political tone-deafness.

October 23, 2014