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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

To get away from the depressing news of the day, from Ukraine to Gaza, I went to see a fantasy movie with my family:  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Except it did not turn out to be a … Continue reading

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Bad to worse in Ukraine?

I am in Russia this week, and the view from Moscow is a bit more disquieting than from home. It’s not that things are any different here. Life goes on in the University, traffic still clogs the street, and people … Continue reading

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The Old War (not the Cold War) is back, along with History

When my former colleague Francis Fukuyama wrote about the “End of History” he was right in one respect. The harsh universal ideologies seeking to remake the world: communism, fascism, Nazism — the threats to free countries and peoples of the … Continue reading

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Syria Classified Cable

“Starting this fire will be like a spark in a large store of gunpowder, with unclear and unspecified outcomes and consequences,” Khamenei told Iranian Cabinet members this week. “The U.S. threats and possible intervention in Syria is a disaster for … Continue reading

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Confused about North Korea? — Think Syria

No, I’m not saying that Korea will descend into Civil War like Syria.  However, there ARE the ingredients for an error that will produce open conflict. What Korea and Syria both have in common is unexpected rulers with shaky legitimacy. … Continue reading

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