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A Tale of Two Narratives

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A review of Greg Miller, The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy(HarperCollins Publishers, 2018)

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Two narratives about Russian interference in the 2016 election are in direct competition with one another.

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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes

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Review of Loch Johnson’s “Spy Watching: Intelligence Accountability in the United States” (Oxford University Press, 2018).

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There are abundant recent examples of Congress exercising its constitutional prerogative to oversee the work of America’s vast intelligence enterprise. Some of them are good; many others, bad; and several, truly ugly.

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Diplomacy, Reconsidered

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Review of Ronan Farrow’s “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence” (W.W. Norton, 2018) and James F. Dobbins’s “Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy” (RAND/Brookings, 2017).

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