Jackson Diehl

  • EVERY few months a new flurry of speculation erupts about whether Israel is about to launch a military attack on Irans nuclear facilities. This week the subject is back again and the smoke seems thicker than usual. The discussion got started this time in a relatively dramatic way: with a ...

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  • In Syria, elite army units are bloodily assaulting a now-armed resistance. Supporters of dictator Bashar al-Assad are being picked off in targeted assassinations while opposition activists are tortured to death. Western countries stand fecklessly by as Russia and China veto action by the UN ...

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  • Ryan Crocker sounds very far from Washington and not only because he is talking over an uncertain phone line from Kabul. The US ambassador is one of the great protagonists of the post-9/11 era, serving more than half of the last 10 years in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Along with Gen. David ...

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  • Until last Thursday, Libya was beginning to look like the relative good news in the troubled summer that has followed the Arab Spring. The United States and more than 30 other governments had recognized the Transitional National Council (TNC), based in the rebel capital of Benghazi, as Libyas ...

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