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  • Michael McFaul — an eye on Russia

     Michael McFaul — an eye on Russia
    Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship last month, after two years in the job, to return to teaching at Stanford University, his alma mater. In 1994, after a neo-fascist Russian figure denounced him, someone shot a bullet through his Palo Alto office window. Now the architect of Obama's 2009 "reset" watches from a virtual window as Russia is once again on the outs with the West.
  • Libya's only a part of Mideast equation

    Libya's only a part of Mideast equation
    The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe. But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...

    Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation. Then other countries got involved: Syria,...

    A Beltway pundit's cloudy crystal ball

    A Beltway pundit's cloudy crystal ball
    To err is human. To err twice a week, you have to be a columnist. In 2012, I cemented my reputation as a pundit by making some notable blunders — predicting, for example, that the presidential election would be too close to call. The race was...

    Turning away from the Mideast

     Turning away from the Mideast
    Two years ago, when the Arab Spring was in bloom, President Obama declared that promoting democracy in the Middle East would be "a top priority" for the United States. "We know that our own future is bound to this region by the forces of economics and...