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Embassy Riots

Too Soon to Predict American Defeat in or Retreat from the Middle East

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Brent E. Sasley

Certainly, the moment has arrived at which the U.S. has lost its ability to control events there. And there is no reason to think the demonstrations and what they represent will end any time soon. This is a period of adjustment for the Middle East and for outside powers involved in it.

Why Don't Americans Riot and React Strongly When Christianity Is Attacked?

Quora | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Joshua Engel, polymath Because we have police.That is, not because the police are there to arrest r...

The Campaigns are Back to Business

Rana B. Khoury | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Rana B. Khoury

To the extent that they do engage, Americans are primarily concerned with protecting US jobs from overseas competition and fighting terrorism. But there is clearly little appetite to pursue these or other interests in a manner that would require the large-scale intervention that defined the Bush years.