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Obama’s Next Move

The president just described ISIS as a threat to civilization. Now he must back up those words with action.

Aug. 12 2014 6:56 PMThe Case for Helping the KurdsA thriving Kurdistan is necessary for a democratic Iraq.
July 21 2014 5:39 PMPutin’s FingerprintsVladimir Putin is responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. His next move will matter most of all.
July 11 2014 4:25 PMAngela Merkel Is Very AngryIn expelling the CIA station chief in Berlin, she’s sending a serious message to Obama.
June 25 2014 6:04 PMIt’s Not Our WarThe United States should help others crush ISIS, and not much else.
June 11 2014 5:18 PMAfter MosulIf jihadists control Iraq, blame Nouri al-Maliki, not the United States.
May 26 2014 9:28 PMDid Peace Just Break Out in Ukraine?Why the standoff with Vladimir Putin may have ended.
May 14 2014 1:54 PMThe Right Goal in UkraineDon’t be distracted by Putin and his antics. The real test is stabilizing Ukraine.
April 23 2014 5:04 PMObama’s Trip to Asia Has Been Hijacked by the Crisis in Ukraine
March 28 2014 4:38 PMThe Alarmist Claims That NATO Can’t Defend Europe From Russia Are Preposterous
March 7 2014 5:36 PMFalse WarningsPresident Obama has bungled his negotiations with Vladimir Putin.
March 1 2014 6:45 PMThere’s Nothing Obama Could Have Done to Stop Putin
Feb. 13 2014 5:43 PMHamid Karzai Isn’t CrazyHe’s a wily survivor whose main concern is watching his own back.
Jan. 14 2014 1:47 PMRobert Gates’ Primal ScreamThe furious, brilliant, bridge-burning memoir of the most effective cabinet secretary of our time.
Dec. 19 2013 5:24 PMMetadata Is Here to Stay. What Do We Do About It?
Oct. 28 2013 12:11 PMA Royal PainSaudi Arabia’s differences with the Obama administration are tied to the kingdom’s weakening position in the world.
July 23 2014 5:17 PMAmerica’s Flight 17The time the United States blew up a passenger plane—and tried to cover it up.
July 17 2014 5:12 PMIsrael’s Deadly Gambits  The Israeli government has lost the ability to think strategically.
July 1 2014 8:48 AMISIS’ Leader Just Declared Himself CaliphWhy that might actually mean that the militia is sputtering.
June 16 2014 6:16 PMWhy Iran Is America’s Best New Partner in the Middle EastSometimes we must form alliances with unpleasant nations to prevent something worse.
May 28 2014 4:29 PMObama Lays Siege to His CriticsAt West Point, President Obama defends a foreign policy vision based on more than U.S. military might.
May 21 2014 2:33 PMWhy Did the Justice Department Indict Five Chinese Military Officers?Obama wants Beijing to know how much we know.
April 28 2014 6:21 PMThe Sanctions IllusionObama has chosen to go after Putin’s cronies. But do sanctions ever really work?
April 14 2014 6:21 PMWhy Putin May Stand DownKiev is offering the Russian strongman what he wants, without his having to send in the tanks.
March 19 2014 6:45 PMHow to Stop Putin in His TracksHe knows he’s weak. The West must show we know it, too.
March 4 2014 6:11 PMHow to Punish PutinIgnore him. He’s running a regional power and isn’t half as smart as Cold Warriors think.
Feb. 22 2014 12:28 PMThe Collapse of Ukraine’s Brief Hope for Peace?President Yanukovych flees Kiev as protesters take control of his palace. How far will Putin go to regain his grip? And will Obama try to stop him?
Jan. 17 2014 4:01 PMThe Three Ambitious NSA Reforms Endorsed by Obama, and the One He Rejected
Jan. 3 2014 2:54 PMWhy Snowden Won’t (and Shouldn’t) Get Clemency
Nov. 24 2013 1:37 AMWe Have a Deal With Iran. A Good One.It's everything Obama hoped to achieve in Geneva.
Oct. 16 2013 6:40 PMA Reasonable Iran?It’s hard to believe, but the U.S. and Iranian nuclear talks may be close to a historic breakthrough.

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