A Referendum on Repentance

Sept. 10 2013

The disgraced Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer want to return to public office. Have they repented? And have they atoned?

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More about: Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Michael Bloomberg, New York Mayoral Election, Repentance, Yom Kippur

How the U.S. Can Get Smart about Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Sept. 27 2021

Considering the current state of the region and the policy mistakes of the recent past, David Pollock and Robert Satloff outline a strategy that is “both virtuous and realistic” for defending human rights and encouraging democratization in a region plagued by autocracy, chaos, and brutality. They argue that “in the long run, more democratic, tolerant, and inclusive governments are likely to be better at defending themselves, and more reliable and effective security partners for the United States.”

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More about: Arab democracy, Human Rights, Middle East, U.S. Foreign policy