The Breakup

The Slow Demise of U.S. Bipartisan Support for Israel

John B. Judis
Workers prepare the stage at the AIPAC conference in Washington, March 2, 2015.
Workers prepare the stage at the AIPAC conference in Washington, March 2, 2015. (Jonathan Ernst / Courtesy Reuters)
The Democratic and Republican divide over Israel may be at its worst, but the bipartisan consensus on the country began to erode decades ago.
Review Essay

Can Economists Learn?

Alan S. Blinder
A recent book of essays by top economists suggests that many of the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis were ones that should have been learned long before the meltdown. The problem is that during good times, people forget.
Postscript

Syriza's About-Face

Stathis N. Kalyvas
Greece and its European partners are expected to reach a long-term deal for the country’s financing by June.
Capsule Review

Today's Book: War on the Silver Screen

Lawrence D. Freedman
What people think they know about war is as likely to come from watching war movies as from listening to the news or reading history—and in Hollywood, dramatic license often trumps historical accuracy.
Women hold up pictures of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians beheaded by ISIS in Libya, February 17, 2015.
Snapshot
Geoffrey Howard

ISIS is no longer just an Iraq and Syria problem. For months now, the terrorist group has been pushing into Libya as well.

Times Square in New York, January 18, 2015.
Snapshot
Janine Davidson

The president’s second National Security Strategy articulates a belief in a peaceful, rules-based international order; it also reaffirms the fact that none of this can happen without the leadership of the United States.

Review Essay
Wolfgang Ischinger

With the existing world order under assault, Henry Kissinger still champions the traditional building blocks of the international system—sovereign states—even as he recognizes the rising influence of global markets and liberal values.

Letter From
Will McGrath

Earlier this month, embattled Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane addressed a raucous crowd of supporters in the rural district of Mokhotlong. The trip was one of many in the final campaign push before the country’s upcoming special election, which was previously slated for 2017 and is now scheduled for February 28.

Snapshot
Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

Cryptocurrencies could enable the often neglected developing world to tap into crucial banking services.

Snapshot
Kathryn Sikkink and Bridget Marchesi

In December 2014, Brazil’s National Truth Commission completed what may be Latin America’s last major investigation into human rights abuses during the twentieth century. The report names names and calls for prosecutions, but whether its findings will lead to justice for the victims remains an open question.

Discussion