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What Are We Doing? — 8 April 2013

This weekend, a 25-year-old woman from the Chicago suburbs was killed in Afghanistan.  Anne Smedinghoff was a State Department officer delivering books to local schools when she and four other Americans were killed by a roadside bomb.  By all accounts, … Continue reading

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The Potemkin Foreign Policy — 1 October 2012

In 1787, Grigory Potemkin, Russian minister and commander of the Crimean conquest, supposedly raised phony villages along the banks of the Dnieper River.  The idea was to fool his Empress, Catherine the Great, into thinking that her new Crimean lands … Continue reading

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