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The Inevitability of Foreign Entanglements

The Inevitability of Foreign Entanglements

The Fourth of July weekend gave me time to consider events in Iraq and Ukraine, U.S.-German relations and the Mexican borderland and immigration. I did so in the context of the founding of the United States, asking myself if America has strayed from the founders' intent with regard to foreign ...

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The Sunni Ramadan Offensive and the Lessons of Tet

The Sunni Ramadan Offensive and the Lessons of Tet

In February 1968, the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong launched a general offensive in Vietnam during Tet, the Some communist targets during the Tet OffensiveVietnamese New Year. From mid-1966 onward, the North Vietnamese had found themselves under increasing pressure from American and South ...

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The United States Has Unfinished Business in Ukraine and Iraq

The United States Has Unfinished Business in Ukraine and Iraq

In recent weeks, some of the international system's unfinished business has revealed itself. We have seen that Ukraine's fate is not yet settled, and with that, neither is Russia's relationship with the European Peninsula. InIraq we learned that the withdrawal of U.S. forces and the creation of a ...

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Borderlands: The View Beyond Ukraine

Borderlands: The View Beyond Ukraine

Editor's Note: This is the final installment in George Friedman's recent series written during his journey from the Baltics, through Central and Eastern Europe and then east to Turkey and Azerbaijan.

I traveled between Poland and Azerbaijan during a rare period when the forces that shape Europe ...

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Sissi's Election as President: What Does It Mean for Egypt?

Sissi's Election as President: What Does It Mean for Egypt?

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The Menace of Russia and China – A Strategic Alliance Of Our Enemies

The Menace of Russia and China – A Strategic Alliance Of Our Enemies

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping — ITAR-TASS/Mikhail Metsel

As Americans ponder gender issues, racism and collectivism… Russian battleships are in Shanghaifor joint naval drills with the Chinese. The Russian anti-surface destroyer Bystry sailed into port ...

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Borderlands: Hungary Maneuvers

Borderlands: Hungary Maneuvers

I am writing this from Budapest, the city in which I was born. I went to the United States so young that all my memories of Hungary were acquired later in life or through my family, whose memories bridged both world wars and the Cold War, all with their attendant horrors. My own deepest memory of ...

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Arabs: We Want Democracy - Like Israel

Arabs: We Want Democracy - Like Israel

"How many Arab leaders would be left if they went on trial of similar cases of bribery and corruption?" — Zuhear al-Karim, Arabic CNN.

"If Olmert were in Kuwait, his case would have been shelved and he would have received a senior position in government." — Yasalam, Al-Aan.

"Law is above all and ...

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Borderlands: The View from Azerbaijan

 Borderlands: The View from Azerbaijan

I arrive in Azerbaijan as the country celebrates Victory Day, the day successor states of the former Soviet Union celebrate the defeat of Germany in World War II. No one knows how many Soviet citizens died in that war -- perhaps 22 million. The number is staggering and represents both the ...

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