Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Sweet Spot

Are we really stuck with only two choices, world cop versus fortress America? Is there no middle way? Of course there’s a middle way, in fact there are quite a lot of them… Continue reading

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Qaddafi, a Wild Card in the Arab Deck

There are important differences between the current revolt in Libya and the revolutions that have shaken Tunisia and Egypt. Continue reading

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Our veto in the Security Council

The figleaf we used to cover our veto of the UNSC resolution on Israeli settlements was transparent. The consequences of our dishonorable act will be profound. Continue reading

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Cairo and Washington

The President overrode the establishment in fully backing the revolutionaries in Cairo. Could this be a harbinger of stronger Presidential leadership generally? Continue reading

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After Cairo> (update)

I was smart twelve days ago (“After Cairo”) to hedge my bets. This update is pretty modest too. I repeat, the Middle East is the graveyard of prophets. Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism and the Crisis in Cairo

In Egypt we find ourselves conflicted between our ideals and our interests. It is a recurrent problem, which we’ll never find answers to until and unless we renounce ambitions to run the world. Continue reading

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