A Debate We’re Happy To Have

Seriously, the deja vu couldn’t be more defined; the latest salvo in the current national security debate in the presidential election so frighteningly similar to the nature of the debate four years ago it’s enough to make your head spin. And at the heart of it, despite all the talk that McCain...

Muqtada al Sadr and the Difference Between Democracy Promotion and Dignity Promotion

For a while, there was quiet. Not total quiet mind you, not the silence of a tomb, but the relative quiet one hears; the soft ringing in the ears after a cacophony of roadside blasts. This is what Iraq had achieved as of late. The violence had dimmed down to a dull thrum and in the absence of relentless...