Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan is the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War.

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Sept. 22 2017 3:14 PMTrump Has No Good Reason to Scrap the Iran DealThe reasons his administration has put forth are dishonest and will make us less secure.
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Sept. 18 2017 1:25 PMTrump’s First U.N. Appearance Was a ClunkerBut why is the United Nations so worried about bureaucracy at a time like this?
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Sept. 12 2017 5:20 PMIt’s Time to Talk to North KoreaIf Pyongyang is a nuclear power, diplomacy is one of our best options, even if it doesn’t yield much.
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Sept. 5 2017 6:22 PMDon’t Panic About North KoreaThe same logic that has prevented nuclear war for decades will work on Kim Jong-un.
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Aug. 28 2017 5:19 PMThe Secretary’s RebukeJames Mattis tells the troops that their president is failing them.
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Aug. 17 2017 5:37 PMUgly History Shouldn’t Be BeautifulWhat Germany can teach the U.S. about remembering an ugly past without glorifying it.
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Aug. 14 2017 4:22 PMThe Real Nuclear OptionAmericans are disturbingly unbothered by the idea of striking first with nuclear weapons.
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July 25 2017 2:37 PMTrump’s Insecurity Is a Threat to Our SecurityThe president’s worries about his own illegitimacy have caused a rift with intelligence agencies.
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July 18 2017 4:49 PMThe Iran TrapTrump is stuck with Obama’s nuclear deal. And his efforts to undermine it can only help Tehran.
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July 11 2017 5:53 PMTrump Has Nothing to Offer EuropeHis performance at the G-20 showed he has no interest in leading the Western world.
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July 6 2017 5:54 AMTrump Meets PutinThis week, the president has to pull off the delicate feat of standing up to Russia without blowing up the relationship entirely. Worried yet?
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June 21 2017 4:06 PMForeign Policy by TweetTrump is in no position to solve North Korea. We should be scared he will try.
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June 15 2017 11:06 AMAn Abdication of DutyBy letting James Mattis decide U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, Trump is proving once again how unfit he is to lead.
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June 9 2017 7:10 PMWhat Trump Doesn’t Know Will Hurt UsThe GOP excuse about Trump’s ignorance will lead America to disaster.
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May 30 2017 6:01 PMMaking Enemies Out of FriendsTrump’s special antagonism toward Germany is stupid and dangerous.
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Sept. 19 2017 1:39 PMTrump’s Dark Vision for the WorldHis U.N. speech used his “America First” doctrine to justify dangerous hostility toward our enemies.
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Sept. 15 2017 7:22 PMHarvard’s ShameThe Chelsea Manning and Michelle Jones debacles reveal the university’s poor judgment.
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Sept. 8 2017 5:50 PMThe Info Wars to ComeRussia is weaponizing social media. It’s time we started defending ourselves.
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Aug. 29 2017 5:21 PMYou’ll Miss the Administrative State When It’s GoneWe’re starting to see why it’s dangerous to leave so many government positions vacant.
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Aug. 21 2017 11:23 PMKilling Terrorists Is Not a StrategyTrump’s Afghanistan speech gave little indication of how he plans to end America’s longest war.
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Aug. 16 2017 2:06 PMChain of ConfusionMilitary commanders’ rebuke of Trump after Charlottesville points to a crisis for civilian control of the military.
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July 27 2017 3:28 PMBrace Yourselves for Iran Deal RepealHow Trump could still blow up Obama’s crowning diplomatic achievement.
Politics
July 21 2017 11:21 AMMaking Afghanistan Great AgainThe Trump administration seems in no hurry to devise a strategy for America’s longest-running war.
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July 13 2017 4:56 PMWith Trump, Flattery Will Get You EverywhereEmmanuel Macron gives a master class in pushing the president’s buttons.
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July 7 2017 4:24 PMHandshake in HamburgTrump got through his first meeting with Putin without any major gaffes, but the Russian president emerged as the winner.
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June 30 2017 11:54 AMThe NSA’s Inadvertent Role in the Major Cyberattack on UkraineThe agency is watching as one of its hacking tools wreaks havoc.
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June 19 2017 5:17 PMNo Strategy in SyriaA downed jet, a Russian warning, and a president nowhere to be found.
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June 14 2017 7:45 AMRussia’s Power TripThe country’s “new” weapon for disrupting electric grids should be a wake-up call.
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June 5 2017 6:22 PMHow Trump Made the Qatar Situation WorseIt was far more complicated than he could have imagined.
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May 25 2017 3:34 PMThe Tussle in BrusselsTrump has created another unnecessary crisis by failing to endorse NATO’s core principle.

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