A guide to the spin, empty gestures, and behind-the-scene players that will determine the fate of America’s re-entry into Iraq.
Netanyahu tries a terrorist bait and switch, like the one that worked against Saddam.
The constantly surprised multi-billion dollar American spy machine turns every shortcoming into a reason to expand it.
The Economist‘s editors understand that the Western liberal state is in deep crisis—but their suggested solutions are inconsistent at best, dangerous at worst.
Why America can’t do what it takes to win—and where that leaves us.
Obama concluded that his mistake last year was not in trying to intervene but rather in bothering to ask for support.
It seems very unlikely that the current intervention can possibly succeed on its own terms.
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