The Origins of American Incivility and Fear

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Nov. 1, 2016 U.S. history has left Americans unsettled even in prosperous times.

Korea After the Olympics

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South Korea wants to avoid a war, but reconciliation with the North is no panacea either.

Traveling Geopolitically

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In the next two weeks, I will be visiting and writing about Portugal and Italy.

Israel’s Russia Gambit

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How will Russia respond to the implied request to rein in the Iranians?

Where Europe and the Middle East Meet

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Aug. 23, 2017 The attacks in Spain are geopolitically important for the context in which they occurred.

The Predictable Volatility of Iran and North Korea

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One is coming to grips with its geographic constraints, the other is turning weakness into strength.

The United States, Syria and Russia

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April 12, 2017 A strategy toward the Middle East requires more than short-term tactical moves.

Trump’s Dilemma

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Dec. 16, 2016 The president-elect’s ability to make changes depends on whether his support rises or falls.

Trump’s Dilemma

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March 29, 2017 President Donald Trump’s ability to make changes depends on whether his support rises or falls.

The Dispensability of Allies

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May 17, 2017 Trump brings unpredictability to his talks with Middle East leaders, but some things we already know.