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America Needs to Accept the Taliban Peace Deal

February 13, 2019

In the London School of Economics’ 2012 Global Policy Journal, I offered the following 

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A Response to Mr. Benn (Defense of previous piece titled "Don't Vent, Win")

January 29, 2019

Frankly, I find it difficult to respond to Mr. Benn. How do you deal with someone who completely mischaracterizes your position and then attacks what you never said? Mr.

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The Importance of a Personal Sense of Insecurity

January 27, 2019

To state that a given field of study has been neglected and deserves much more attention is a common argument.

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The Real 'Wall' America Needs

January 12, 2019

President Donald Trump is concerned about border security, which should cause him to call for building a wall, that is introduce new barriers to illegal entries, not on the southern border, but alo

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The Damage of Demographic Misinterpretations

January 10, 2019

The New York Times recently repeated an often cited misleading fi

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The Story of Hanukkah Has Become Politicized

December 06, 2018

Many Jews are celebrating Hanukkah this week, but in rather different ways. Some are lighting candles all eight nights and reciting prayers—heads covered with kippahs.

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What Makes a Good American?

November 23, 2018

Age-old debates about patriotism and what constitutes a good American have taken on a new significance in the Trump Era.

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We Are What We Celebrate

November 19, 2018

The different ways we spend our holidays tells volumes about our personal lives, our communities, and even our nation.

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America's Imaginary China Threat

October 31, 2018

Above all, there seems to be no obvious reason as to why China will want to replace the United States or become a world hegemon.

For the Record: Iran: Deal with the Mother Lode

September 27, 2018

For the Record: Iran: Deal with the Mother Lode

Happiness is the Wrong Metric

September 13, 2018

People are motivated not only by a quest for satisfaction but also by trying to live up to their sense of what is moral.

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Humanity Would Be Better off Saving Earth, Rather Than Colonizing Mars

August 25, 2018

Recently, SpaceX held a top-secret “ Mar

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China is Not the Soviet Union

August 13, 2018

In evaluating recent alarmed assessments of China’s ambitions, one must recall that for decades the American intelligence community, in particular the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), vastly exag