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I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting lately. Lots of travel and work. But I do have a shiny new episode of Foreign Entanglements—yes, I’ve joined the masthead there and thereby moved forward Rob’s plans for total LGM domination—in which I talk with Yuval Weber about Russia, Trump, and Syria. And yes, I can’t figure out […]

Manchin

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On September 17, 2015

Joe Manchin is as close to useless as a Democrat can get. I get that he has to survive in the intensely racist and right-wing climate of West Virginia. And I get that any Republican who replaces him w

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The U.S. and the Syrian Refugees

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In General
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On September 4, 2015
The United States has taken an embarrassingly small number of Syrian refugees. That is especially true given U.S. complicity in the rise of ISIS and right-wing pressure to arm the Syrian rebels without accepting any consequences into what that would lead to (although I realize Obama did not allow this to happen). The U.S. has […]

The ISIS Conundrum

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On September 17, 2014

Lance Mannion has a very thoughtful essay on the difficulties of being a liberal trying to figure out what to do about ISIS. Read it. I agree with it. I have no idea what to do either. Nothing is prob

Five Questions

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In Robert Farley
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On August 28, 2013
At the Diplomat, I ruminate on some parallels… In short order, the United States may go to war against Syria in order to send a message about the use of chemical munitions. I’ve written many times in this space about the difficulty of sending clear messages in international relations; there are always concerns about how […]

Scuds!

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On December 12, 2012

Looks as if the Syrian military has decided to launch some Scud missiles at rebel positions: Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have fired Scud missiles at rebel fighters in recent days

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