Defining Ideas by topic: International Relations, Foreign Policy

March 6, 2013

The View From Tehran

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In the decades-long confrontation between Iran and the United States, Iran thinks it’s winning.
February 25, 2013

Is the "War on Terror" Lawful?

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The "Authorization to Use Military Force" serves as the primary legal foundation for the ongoing conflict, but it is now obsolete. What should replace it?
February 6, 2013

The Coming War in the Middle East

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Imagine a sectarian conflagration, fueled by Al Qaeda, raging across the Fertile Crescent.
January 30, 2013

Cuba's Tortured Transition

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As the island inches toward liberalization, Congress should lift the outdated embargo.
January 24, 2013

We the Cyber Warriors

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The Founding Fathers’ solutions for 21st-century problems.
January 9, 2013

Obama Puts the World at Risk

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The perils of a leadership deficit in foreign policy.
January 2, 2013

The Art of Protest in 2012

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In the Middle East, violence appears to be the great equalizer.
December 20, 2012

A Short History of Amorous Generals

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Many were as pursuant of women as they were of the enemy—and the former rarely impaired the latter.
December 19, 2012

The New Japanese Nationalism

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A once-reserved country fuels itself on indignation and catharsis.
December 14, 2012

Brave New War

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What are the ethical and legal considerations of using killer robots?