Foreign Policy

What to do about Syria?

The violence and danger in Syria have ratcheted up another notch this week. Hundreds of thousands in the rebel-held areas of Aleppo are cut off from food and water while the 1.5 million living in the government-held areas of the city have limited...

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No Saudi money for American mosques

Saudi Arabia may be the country in the world most different from the United States, especially where religion is concerned. An important new bill introduced by Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) aims to take a step toward fixing a monumental imbalance.

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TE before TPP

The Problem

Like all other trade agreements, a central problem with the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is its negative effects on the American jobs. The lower cost of production in...

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Painting in the shadow of ISIS

“Art awakens us to the dimensions of life that we wouldn’t be able to see otherwise,” Marwan said.

“Dimensions of Life,” as it so happens, is the name of one of Marwan’s paintings. It’s a piece that highlights the aspects of...

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The national security case against TPP

The Republican and Democratic conventions showcased an extraordinarily rare point of bipartisan consensus: stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Yet, in the dog days of summer, Americans have received a rude awakening that the...
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West is critical to Moldova’s free-market democracy

My country, Moldova, has long been forced to steer between Russia and the West. For Americans who cannot find Moldova on a map, here’s why that matters: In 10 weeks, Moldova’s voters will elect a new President who favors either remaining on...

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