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No Exit: The U.S. Predicament in the Middle East

by Henri J. Barkeyvia The Caravan
Thursday, March 21, 2019

“L'enfer est pavé de bonnes intentions” (the road to hell is paved with good intentions) goes a French expression. Years of American involvement in the Middle East to fashion a region that is stable, peaceful, more prosperous and more respectful of human rights has proven, so far at least, a failure. As a result, U.S. decision makers, thinkers and certainly the public at large are increasingly expressing their exasperation with that region.

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Why America Can't Quit The Middle East

by Hal Brandsvia The Caravan
Thursday, March 21, 2019

One of the most persistent myths about U.S. foreign policy is the idea that America desires—due to greed, messianic ideological impulses, or simple imperial presumptions—to dominate the Middle East. In reality, American policy has long been torn by two conflicting imperatives: The need to protect enduring U.S. interests, on the one hand, and the desire to stay clear of the region’s unending headaches, on the other. 

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The Collapsing Strategic Context

by Charles Hillvia The Caravan
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

In designing an optimal American strategy toward the Middle East, two factors stand out.  One is that now, as most always in the past, the climate of opinion is both “this is the last chance for peace” and “this is a time when nothing can be done”.  The second is that whatever happens in the region at this point in the 21st century will affect and be affected by negative and dangerous new trends in the other power centers of the world: China, Russia, the U.S., and even the European Union.

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The Caravan: Toward a Middle East Strategy

via The Caravan
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Issue 1921 of The Caravan is now available online. The journal is a periodic symposium on the contemporary dilemmas of the Greater Middle East.

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The U.S.-China Global Dance

by David C. Mulfordvia Defining Ideas
Friday, March 15, 2019

We need clear economic leadership to avert the next financial crisis.

Henderson Versus Kristol On Iraq War In 2002

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

In August 2002 Neal Conan on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” interviewed Bill Kristol and me on the Iraq war. I was against; Kristol was in favor. This is the short piece for Hoover that led NPR to contact me and argue with Kristol.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson Versus Kristol On Iraq War In 2002

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

CONAN: David Henderson, are the realpolitik people of the world, the Henry Kissinger wing, if you will, of the Republican Party–first time I’ve ever said that, the first time anybody may have ever said that–are those the only people objecting to this policy?

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Michael McFaul: Trump’s Puzzling Iran-North Korea Divide

by Michael McFaulvia Akron Beacon Journal
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

For years now, President Donald Trump and his administration have been advancing a fundamentally illogical contradiction in their nuclear diplomacy toward Iran and North Korea. In both cases, the stated public goal of Trump administration policy is the same: denuclearization. Yet the strategies for achieving this worthwhile U.S. national security objective are diametrically opposed depending on the country in question.

Interviews

Samuel Tadros: The Sorrows Of Egypt, Revisited

interview with Samuel Tadrosvia Hudson Institute
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Samuel Tadros discusses whether Egypt still has a place in the US grand strategy.

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Samuel Tadros: The Sorrows of Egypt, Revisited

interview with Samuel Tadrosvia Westminster Institute
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Samuel Tadros discusses whether Egypt still has a place in the US grand strategy.

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