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The myth of liberal interventionism: why it always fails

We need to get real about Russia and China—or risk being led into another disastrous war

Duck! Journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw his shoes at President Bush who was standing next to Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki, as a “farewell kiss from the Iraqi people”

Realism, as a theory of foreign policy, has been linked in the popular mind of the west both to cynical Realpolitik—in the mould of Henry Kissinger—and to a propensity to wage war. The first charge has a superficial validity. The second is seriously wide of the mark as far as the United States is concerned. Over the past generation, it has…

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