Dooming the Syria talks before they begin

February 2, 2014
David Rohde
Dooming the Syria talks before they begin

The United States won a short-term diplomatic victory over Iran this week. Under intense pressure from American officials
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Iran’s offer is genuine — and fleeting

September 21, 2013
David Rohde
Iran’s offer is genuine — and fleeting

President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday is not expected to
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What failed in Pakistan will not work in Egypt

August 3, 2013
David Rohde
What failed in Pakistan will not work in Egypt

As the Egyptian army continued its violent crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood this week, White House officials said that the United States can’t cut off
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Egypt needs elections, not generals

July 5, 2013
David Rohde
Egypt needs elections, not generals

Mohamed Morsi’s one-year rule of Egypt was disastrous. He ruled by fiat, alienated potential allies and failed to stabilize the country’s spiraling economy
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The ‘secrecy industrial complex’

June 15, 2013
David Rohde
The ‘secrecy industrial complex’

An odd thing is happening in the world’s self-declared pinnacle of democracy. No one — except a handful of elected officials and an army of contractors
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The Iraq war’s most damaging legacy

March 23, 2013
David Rohde
The Iraq war’s most damaging legacy

American households will be blanketed this week by a torrent of coverage, commentary and regret about the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war. Liberals claim that Twitter – if it had existed – could have stopped the invasion.
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The Hillary doctrine?

January 27, 2013
David Rohde
The Hillary doctrine?

The partisan political theater, of course, was top-notch. Rand Paul’s declaration that he would have fired Hillary Clinton; her angry rebuttal of Ron Johnson’s insistence that the administration misled the American people about the Benghazi attack
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Romney’s Etch a Sketch foreign policy

October 24, 2012
David Rohde
Romney’s Etch a Sketch foreign policy

During last night’s foreign policy debate, the Mitt Romney of the Republican primaries disappeared. Romney’s April criticism of Obama’s decision to commit the United States military to helping oust Muammar Qaddafi in Libya disappeared.
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Come down from the mountain, Mr. President

October 7, 2012
David Rohde
Come down from the mountain, Mr. President

Barack Obama’s presidential debate was eerily similar to the man who delivered a muddled acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.
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Make immigration a campaign issue

August 21, 2012
David Rohde
Make immigration a campaign issue

John Weston, Eric Buckland and Mike Bloomberg don’t have much in common. Weston is a farmer struggling to keep in business the 1,000-acre farm his family has operated in Western Maine for seven generations.
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The way out of the Afghan abyss

March 21, 2012
David Rohde
The way out of the Afghan abyss

To a growing number of Americans, Afghanistan is a festering pit where the United States has no vital interests.
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Complete Egypt’s revolution

November 24, 2011
David Rohde
Complete Egypt’s revolution

For decades, the Egyptian military has operated an economy within an economy in Egypt. With the tacit support of the United States, the armed forces own and operate a sprawling network of for-profit businesses. The military runs factories that manufacture televisions, bottled water and other consumer goods.
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Will “Made in America” sell in China?

November 4, 2011
David Rohde
Will “Made in America” sell in China?

When the third film in Hollywood’s Transformers franchise debuted Shanghai in July, vast numbers of young Chinese flocked to movie theatres — and Chevrolet dealerships. Wealthy moviegoers wanted to buy one of the film’s half-car, half robot main characters, a bright yellow Chevrolet Camaro coupe called “Bumblebee.”
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