With the Palestinian leadership threatening to walk, Walter Russell Mead breaks down the president’s mistakes—and how we can get the peace process going again.
Mead is the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World. He writes a blog at The American Interest.
Drop the phony outrage over the CIA hiring a suspected drug dealer in Kabul's first family. Walter Russell Mead on why saving Afghanistan means cutting nasty deals with shady people.
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