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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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.
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March 19 2014 6:45 PMHow to Stop Putin in His TracksHe knows he’s weak. The West must show we know it, too.
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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.
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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?
Politics
Feb. 7 2014 12:27 PMObama Isn’t Disengaged From the WorldHe just has a better understanding of how power works in the modern world.
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Jan. 17 2014 4:01 PMThe Three Ambitious NSA Reforms Endorsed by Obama, and the One He Rejected
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Jan. 3 2014 2:54 PMWhy Snowden Won’t (and Shouldn’t) Get Clemency
Culturebox
Dec. 19 2013 9:03 AMThe Best Jazz of 2013Plus the best reissues.
History
Nov. 14 2013 11:33 PMKilling ConspiracyWhy the best conspiracy theories about JFK’s assassination don’t stand up to scrutiny.
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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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Sept. 20 2013 6:11 PMTake a Chance on IranPresident Obama would be crazy not to seize the opportunity that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has given him.
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Sept. 10 2013 11:44 PMYour Move, PutinObama’s speech may not have sounded novel, but the president may have helped his cause in unexpected ways.
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Aug. 30 2013 4:42 PMObama’s in a Jam on SyriaHe has feeble international support, and he doesn’t know what he’s trying to accomplish.
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Aug. 22 2013 6:12 PMMyths About ManningWhy Chelsea Manning may get out of jail much sooner than you think.
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Aug. 7 2013 3:42 PMFalse SummitsPresident Obama didn’t snub Putin. They never had a good reason for meeting in the first place.
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March 28 2014 4:38 PMThe Alarmist Claims That NATO Can’t Defend Europe From Russia Are Preposterous
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March 7 2014 5:36 PMFalse WarningsPresident Obama has bungled his negotiations with Vladimir Putin.
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March 1 2014 6:45 PMThere’s Nothing Obama Could Have Done to Stop Putin
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Feb. 13 2014 5:43 PMHamid Karzai Isn’t CrazyHe’s a wily survivor whose main concern is watching his own back.
Culturebox
Feb. 7 2014 7:06 AMTeen SpiritWhat was so important about the Beatles’ appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show?
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Jan. 14 2014 1:47 PMRobert Gates’ Primal ScreamThe furious, brilliant, bridge-burning memoir of the most effective cabinet secretary of our time.
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Dec. 19 2013 5:24 PMMetadata Is Here to Stay. What Do We Do About It?
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Nov. 24 2013 1:37 AMWe Have a Deal With Iran. A Good One.It's everything Obama hoped to achieve in Geneva.
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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.
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Sept. 27 2013 12:50 PMWill Iran Cut a Deal?Iranian President Hassan Rouhani doesn’t have a free hand, but Washington should take these nuclear talks as far as they can possibly go.
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Sept. 14 2013 3:59 PMA Win-Win-Win for Everyone (Except the Syrians)The U.S.-Russian deal on Assad’s chemical weapons shows diplomacy is possible when interests converge.
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Aug. 31 2013 3:49 PMObama’s GambleSeeking congressional approval for his Syria strike was risky and right.
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Aug. 24 2013 4:59 PMObama’s Guns of AugustPresident Obama will likely bomb Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria. Here is the logic—and limits—for the president’s plan of attack.
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Aug. 16 2013 3:48 PMStop Paying the GeneralsPresident Obama must cut off aid to Egypt’s military—now.
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Aug. 2 2013 11:55 AMDamaged GoodsHow the NSA traveled down a slippery slope—and how it can regain Americans’ trust.

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