Tajikistan

Against Foodie Diplomacy
September 11, 2012

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

Did We Lose in Iraq? No, and Here’s Why.
October 28, 2011

President Barack Obama has announced that nearly all American soldiers will be home from Iraq by the end of the year. Despite the fact that Iran, as the Middle East’s most serious would-be hegemon, will benefit more than any other country from our regional drawdown, the American and Iraqi governments wish to go their own separate ways. The president has a campaign promise to keep. Most Americans are tired of sending their money, their sons, and even their daughters to Iraq, and most who haven’t spend money or blood are tired of hearing about it.