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Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss is the Communications Director of the Henry Jackson Society, a London-based foreign policy think tank. He blogs (mostly about Russia and the Middle East) for The Daily Telegraph.


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Oct 01, 2012

How the US squandered its influence in Iraq

A new book, parts of which were adapted into an article published in The New York Times last week, charts how the US fudged its departure from Iraq almost as badly as it did its entrance. The embarrassing disclosures contained in The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W.




May 05, 2012

Of course England should boycott Euro 2012

Letters of former prime ministers of an EU countries aren’t meant to include paragraphs like this: At around 21:00 my fellow prisoner was taken out of her cell and shortly thereafter three enormous men came into mine. They approached my bed, covered me with a bed sheet, and began to remove me from my bed, while applying brute force.


Apr 04, 2012

The American view from London

In one of those famous dustups that defined the lives of New York intellectuals even better than their ideas could, Daniel Bell once remarked that what distinguished Irving Kristol and himself from their more radical Alcove One comrade Irving Howe was that Bell and Kristol had lived in Paris and London and so had witnessed totalitarianism up close. It was one thing to write an admiring biography of Trotsky or inveigh against the paranoid dragnet of McCarthyism from the tenured groves of CUNY; it was quite another to encounter actual Trots trying to infiltrate the British Labour Party or to parler with an intellectual establishment dominated by unrepentant Stalinists.


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