Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan is the author of The Insurgents and the Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Jan. 6 2013 8:37 PMThe Real Reason Republicans Hate HagelIt has more to do with President Obama than the former senator from Nebraska.
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Dec. 13 2012 6:34 PMSusan Rice SurrendersBut it may be Obama’s foreign policy—not Sen. John McCain—that wins in the end.
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Dec. 9 2012 11:52 PMHomeland, Season 2Has a once-compelling show about terrorism been reduced to a tangled love story?
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Nov. 28 2012 5:54 PMThe Ridiculous Attack on Susan RiceMcCain and his allies are only going to hurt themselves by ganging up against her.
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Nov. 15 2012 4:53 PMThe Wrong Man for the JobPresident Obama may ask John Kerry to lead the Pentagon. If he does, the senator should politely decline.
Politics
Nov. 10 2012 3:52 PMA General LessonDavid Petraeus was a decorated leader and strategic thinker. Why did he risk everything on an affair? 
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Nov. 5 2012 7:05 AMThe Last-Minute Myths of MittWhy should I believe anything I hear about the New Romney?
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Oct. 17 2012 12:08 AMThe Accident-Prone CandidateWe have a new iron law of politics: When it comes to foreign policy, Romney always stumbles.
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Oct. 10 2012 3:17 PMWhat the Cuban Missile Crisis Should Teach UsFifty years later, this famous moment of Cold War history remains strangely misunderstood.
Tv Club
Oct. 7 2012 10:46 PMHomeland, Season 2How on earth did a junior congressman get in that room?
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Sept. 26 2012 5:50 PMA Tale of Two SpeechesObama sounded like a president. Romney sounded confused.
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Sept. 12 2012 3:19 PMThe Right Response to the Libya and Egypt AttacksWhich politicians responded forcefully and eloquently, and which ones smirked?
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Aug. 30 2012 1:59 AMCondoleezza Rice Has a Lot of NerveThe former secretary of state presided over a failure. She has no business lecturing Obama on international politics.  
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Aug. 8 2012 1:31 PMNo, Gen. David Petraeus Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running MateHere are seven reasons why.
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July 27 2012 4:21 PMRomney’s WorldMitt’s insults, mistakes, and blunders abroad aren’t gaffes. They actually represent his true worldview.
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Dec. 21 2012 2:51 PMAmerica’s Next DiplomatKerry could be a great secretary of state—if Obama lets him.
Music Box
Dec. 13 2012 9:15 AMThe Best Jazz Albums of 2012From Ravi Coltrane, Chick Corea, and others.
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Dec. 7 2012 5:50 PMWhere Is the Red Line on Assad’s Chemical Weapons?Actually, there are many red lines.
Politics
Nov. 19 2012 4:38 PMA Phony Critique of PetraeusWhat the New York Times got wrong about the scandal.
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Nov. 13 2012 5:33 PMWhy Generals CheatThe job requires extreme self-confidence. And it helps to be a bit of a rogue.
The Slatest
Nov. 9 2012 5:26 PMPetraeus Resigns Over Affair With Biographer
Politics
Oct. 23 2012 1:33 AMHow Romney Avoided a Real Foreign Policy DebateHe knew he was in over his head. So he decided not to play.
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Oct. 12 2012 12:57 AMBiden Takes Ryan Around the WorldWhen it comes to foreign policy, the GOP’s veep candidate is often speechless.
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Oct. 8 2012 5:14 PMMitt Romney’s Most Dishonest SpeechWhen it comes to lies and half-truths, Romney saves his best stuff for foreign policy.
Culturebox
Oct. 5 2012 1:18 PMAndy’s AcolytesA new exhibition shows that Warhol’s imitators can’t compete with the real thing.
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Sept. 21 2012 4:44 PMDiminishing ReturnsOur efforts in Afghanistan were probably doomed from the start. But now it’s over.
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Sept. 7 2012 1:27 AMA Changing of the GuardThe Democratic Party is now the dominant foreign-policy party.
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Aug. 14 2012 4:56 PMWhat Does Paul Ryan Know About Foreign Policy?The same as Mitt Romney: nothing.
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Aug. 1 2012 5:29 PMReckless RomneyMitt’s world tour revealed more than his gaffes. His foreign-policy ideas are actually quite scary.
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July 20 2012 5:56 PMThe Syrian EndgameThere are no guarantees. But in almost every scenario, the violence will persist.

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