David Rothkopf

  • T This Wednesday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard Nixon. Conventional wisdom says Nixon was brought down by Watergate. The reality was that he was undone as much by the divisiveness of the Vietnam years as by any of the marked and material flaws in his character. Distrust of the ...

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  • TTHE government of Iran, much like many across the Middle East, believes that the Obama administration is so consumed with a desire to undo the wrongs of the Bush era and get out from under the costs of two difficult, hard-to-justify wars in the region that it would never intervene against them ...

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  • TTechnically, President Obama flew to Europe this week on Air Force One. But in political terms he was borne on the wings of the raid on Osama bin Ladens residence in Abbottabad. The presidents advisors looked forward to this trip as a chance to further burnish his standing, and many of his ...

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  • TAt a moment when the United States is involved in three wars and the world is afire with security challenges, it may well be that the trickiest conflict for Obama in 2011 is the one that is emerging between his own defense establishment and key members of his civilian national security team. The ...

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