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  • October 2018
  • John McCain’s Soft Spot for “Brave Little Nations”

    11th Oct 2018

    Tbilisi, Georgia To really understand the impact John McCain had on the world, visit a country like Georgia. Continue reading…

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  • November 2014
  • Berlin, 25 Years Later

    24th Nov 2014

    Berlin On August 17, 1962—exactly one year after barbed-wire barricades began to be reinforced with the concrete that would become…

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  • February 2014
  • Angst over Spying

    16th Feb 2014

    Edward Snowden’s revelations about the foreign and domestic surveillance practices of the National Security Agency have inspired a great deal…

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  • August 2013
  • Child's Play

    13th Aug 2013

    The fairy-tale world of Model United Nations

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  • February 2012
  • Antinuclear Assassinations

    17th Feb 2012

    On January 11 in Tehran, two men on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car carrying Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan. Seconds later, the car exploded, killing both Roshan and his driver.

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  • December 2011
  • The Company Ron Paul Keeps

    15th Dec 2011

    The Republican Jewish Coalition announced this month that congressman Ron Paul would not be among the six guests invited to…

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  • October 2011
  • The People, No

    3rd Oct 2011

    Egypt’s Populist Problem On September 9, a mob of Egyptian protesters stormed the Israeli embassy here, necessitating the emergency evacuation…

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  • September 2011
  • Free Libya Raises its Head

    5th Sep 2011

    “Raise your head,” reads a graffito as you cross the Libyan border on the desert road coming from Tunisia. “You’re…

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  • August 2011
  • Slandering the Progress Party

    8th Aug 2011

    Norway’s opposition isn’t extremist. In 1986, five-year-old Mazyar Kesh-vari and his family fled their native Tehran for Oslo. His parents…

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  • June 2011
  • The Reign Explained

    4th Jun 2011

    Monarchy Matters by Peter Whittle; Social Affairs Unit; 91 pages.  In the middle of May, Queen Elizabeth arrived in Ireland,…

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About James

James Kirchick is a journalist and foreign correspondent currently based in Washington. He has reported from Southern and North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, across the European continent, and the Caucasus. He is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C., a correspondent for The Daily Beast and is a columnist for Tablet. His first book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

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