A Word on the National Interest

Only the most important questions of American foreign policy will be discussed here. Controversies guaranteed. What we must consider. What we must understand. What we must do.

 

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  • The Muslim Brotherhood does not deserve to have a say in the drafting of Egypt’s constitution Photo: Associated Press

    A word on Egypt’s Constitutional Panel

    The Muslim Brotherhood does not deserve to have a say in the drafting of Egypt’s constitution Published 3:58 p.m. February 19, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The Muslim Brotherhood has not succeeded in grasping power – at least not yet – but it has certainly succeeded in grasping the attention of the Western media.

    The Muslim Brotherhood and the mushroom

    The Muslim Brotherhood has not succeeded in grasping power – at least not yet – but it has certainly succeeded in grasping the attention of the Western media. Published 4:56 p.m. February 16, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Hu Jintao’s visit, Obama’s tour of Asia, and why it was wrong to skip Pakistan

    A word on Asia

    Hu Jintao’s visit, Obama’s tour of Asia, and why it was wrong to skip Pakistan Published 11:43 p.m. February 9, 2011 - Comments

     
  • In moments like this, silence may be the wisest form of action.

    Egypt: Machiavelli's advice

    In moments like this, silence may be the wisest form of action. Published 4:50 p.m. February 4, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Egypt's turmoil meets with American optimism - but Alexis de Tocqueville reminds us that in a revolution, the hardest part to invent is the end.

    Egypt: Why it is too early to be optimistic

    Egypt's turmoil meets with American optimism - but Alexis de Tocqueville reminds us that in a revolution, the hardest part to invent is the end. Published 2:42 p.m. February 4, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Author Benjamin Ra responds to Zach

    Response: The mistake of pressuring Israel

    Author Benjamin Ra responds to Zach Published 10:15 p.m. February 1, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Whoever succeeds Mubarak is in for an impossible challenge

    Pity for Mubarak’s successor

    Whoever succeeds Mubarak is in for an impossible challenge Published 6:05 a.m. January 31, 2011 - Comments

     
  • How the two cases differ and why the United States should treat one differently from the other

    Two Crises: Tunisia and Egypt

    How the two cases differ and why the United States should treat one differently from the other Published 10:10 p.m. January 29, 2011 - Comments

     
  • My immediate reaction to the sacking of President Mubarak’s cabinet

    A revolution in Egypt

    My immediate reaction to the sacking of President Mubarak’s cabinet Published 9:58 p.m. January 29, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Israel and Palestine play chicken over the issue of settlements in the West Bank.

    The mistake of pressuring Israel into stopping its settlements

    Israel and Palestine play chicken over the issue of settlements in the West Bank. Published 6:19 p.m. January 25, 2011 - Comments

     
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Benjamin Ra

Benjamin Ra is a recent graduate of Sciences Po Paris. He writes mainly on foreign policy and is currently residing in South Korea. 

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