#America

Face Masks Are In

2020 Apr 02

The West has long stigmatized mask-wearing, unlike in many Asian countries, where those who do not wear masks during public-health crises are the ones who are stigmatized.

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China Is Not the Hero of the Pandemic

2020 Apr 01

You can criticize Trump without parroting Beijings propaganda.

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The relationship between Iraq and the US is in danger of collapse. That can’t happen.

2020 Mar 23

It would a tragic shame if it ended. For Iraqis, the American presence is hugely beneficial as a counterweight to Iran and ISIS. Americans are also helpful with Iraqi internal politics—especially in regard to sectarian divisions in the security forces

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Iraq has a new prime minister. What next?

2020 Mar 23

Iraq has a new prime minister-designate, almost three weeks after the previous nominee — Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi — failed to secure parliamentary approval for his cabinet.

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Don’t Count Out U.S. Oil Production as a Market-Shaper

2020 Mar 22

Total U.S. production from all sources will remain the worlds largest no matter how low prices go, leaving Washington (and Texas) with considerable room to help domestic companies and press Riyadh and Moscow on stabilizing prices.

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New American Military Tactics

2020 Mar 19

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Coronavirus Plagues America

2020 Mar 17

For the first time in living history, the headlines after a major presidential primary night weren’t focused on the election.

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How the U.S. Can Stop the Surge of Deadly Rocket Attacks in Iraq

2020 Mar 16

Congress and the Trump administration should privately agree to some ground rules for timing deterrent strikes on truly high-value targets, while quietly deploying more force-protection assets like Patriot missiles.

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Russia and Saudis in a Knife Fight Over Oil—But We May Be the Victims

2020 Mar 14

A train wreck is about to occur in the oil market, and there will be casualties. Russia and Saudi Arabia, which previously had cooperated in making the world market well-supplied, no longer can agree on how to share the benefits.

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Super Tuesday Election Results Shake Up Democratic Nomination Race

2020 Mar 09

here is an old political adage that says, “a week is an eternity in politics.” That adage was no truer than this week. A week ago, Vice President Biden’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination seemed dead.

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What Is a Moral Foreign Policy?

2020 Mar 08

A foreign policy should be judged not only by specific actions, but also by how a pattern of actions shapes the environment of world politics.

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What will happen to Iraqi Shiite militias after one key leader’s death?

2020 Mar 08

The decision to kill General Qasem Soleimani has received widespread attention. However, another important Iranian military leader, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, was also killed in the attack. Ranj Alaaldin explains why

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