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Venezuela burns alone

Jackson Diehl, The Washington Post
Mar 4 2014 - 11:40am

There are plenty of reasons to worry about Venezuela. A country with the world's largest oil reserves now also manages to beat the world in inflation, violent crime and shortages of essential goods. The government's response consists mostly of arrests of opposition activists, expulsions of U.S. diplomats, and wild propaganda about the supposed...

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John Kerry’s Middle East dream world

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with a journalist as Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE minister of foreign affairs listens during a joint press conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Jackson Diehl, The Washington Post
Nov 11 2013 - 11:58am

Imagine a world in which the Middle East is not descending into carnage and chaos but is on the brink of a monumental series of breakthroughs. In this world in spring 2014, Iran's nuclear program has been secured and Egypt has become a liberal democracy. Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has stepped aside. And, not least, Israelis and Palestinians have...

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A foreign policy based on fantasy

Jackson Diehl, The Washington Post
Oct 28 2013 - 1:52pm

"One is forced to wonder whether disarmament or arms control issues, severed from economic and political issues, might be another instance of focusing on the symptoms of a problem instead of the disease itself."--Barack Obama wrote those words in 1983, when he was a student at Columbia University. He was describing the nuclear freeze movement, and...

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