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September 27, 2013 12:01 PM Five Reasons Not to Trust Iran on Nukes

Iranian President Hassan Rohani -- who this week is attempting to charm the pants off the United Nations, President Barack Obama, world Jewry and Charlie Rose -- may succeed in convincing many people that the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

September 24, 2013 8:31 AM America the Bystander - Or Not?

Vladimir Putin’s proposal for mitigating the bloodshed in Syria has revived the allegation of declining American influence. Across the globe, but perhaps most intensely in the United States itself, news items and opinion pieces portray a bumbling giant, as...

By Ali Wyne

September 20, 2013 7:12 AM Is this the End of the Dutch Welfare State?

Recently in the Financial Times. The Netherlands’ newly inaugurated King Willem-Alexander has made his first annual appearance before parliament one to remember, with a speech effectively announcing the end of the generous Dutch welfare state. … “Due to social developments...

By Henry Farrell

September 12, 2013 12:00 PM How Smaller Stuff is Better. And Worse Too.

No one can master the substance of every single public policy area, but it is possible to learn analytic rules that can be applied to almost any issue. I will be forever grateful to Wainer and Zwerling for teaching me...

By Keith Humphreys

September 11, 2013 10:00 AM The Other 9/11

Four decades after Chile's brutal coup, it's time for the U.S. to acknowledge its role.

By Christopher Moraff