Department of State

Bureaucratic Warriors

Is Foreign Policy Any Different When It's Crafted by Veterans?

The long, confused history of warriors as policymakers.

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Why didn't the paper cover the WikiLeaks' source's most recent hearing?

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The unbearable naivete of Western defenders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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They killed his lawyer and wrecked his fortune. Now the man who renounced his American citizenship is turning to Congress for revenge on Russia.

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Why an attack in Sudan may herald an intervention in Iran.

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Before running Romney's campaign, Stuart Stevens helped lift two foreign strongmen into power.

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Mugabe and Me

At an arts festival in Zimbabwe, the show must go on—even when the main event has been banned by the police.

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Why the U.S.'s choice to remove the Iranian group MEK from the list of terror organization could come back to bite it down the road

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When journalist Arkady Mamontov aired his television exposé on Pussy Riot last week, the central question was who was behind their riotous performance? Mamontov’s investigation yielded two culprits: oligarch-in-exile Boris Berezovsky, and “some Americans” who hired Pussy Riot and choreographed their act in order to corrupt the souls of Russian youth. Mamontov didn’t need to spell out who those Americans were; everyone watching got the message anyway.

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Against Foodie Diplomacy

The State Department wants to rebrand American cooking by enlisting TV Chefs as ambassadors. What could go wrong?

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