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Trump: Promises and Uncertainty

Irwin M. Stelzer

The symbolism of President Donald Trump's pre-inaugural appearance before the Lincoln Memorial was part of his effort to show that he is sympathetic t...

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Nicht Alles auf die Goldwaage Legen

Peter Rough

Peter Rough hofft, dass Trump im Amt „respektabel vorgehen wird und gut mit unseren internationalen Partnern zusammenarbeiten wird“....

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Regulatory Reform

Christopher DeMuth

A new approach for the Trump era...

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The Jacksonian Revolt

Walter Russell Mead

American Populism and the Liberal Order...

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German Inflation Anxiety Could Bring an Election Shock in 2017

Brendan Brown

The ECB’s increasingly shrill mantra that it makes policy for the monetary union as a whole and not for its largest member (Germany) could well caus...

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Paul Ryan's Infrastructure Privatization Plan

Harry Zieve Cohen

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending....

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Obama White House: If Individual Mandate Goes, 'Community Rating' Must Go Too

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Perhaps the best argument to support the connection between "community rating" and higher premiums and spending was made by the Obama White House...

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Brennan, the Russian Dossier and Obama's Grand Political Strategy

Lee Smith

What matters most to Obama is political warfare against his domestic enemies....

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Rex Tillerson In His Own Words On America’s Biggest Foreign Policy Challenges

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Over the course of the lengthy hearing, his testimony painted a coherent picture of what a Rex Tillerson-style American foreign policy might look like...

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Will Tweety Eat Sylvester?

Martha Bayles

Why is the President-elect so good at getting the media to chase their own tails?...

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Engaging Europe: A Strategy for the President-elect

Peter Rough

President-elect Trump should cloak himself in the mantle of past American leaders and shore up our pro-American partners....

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Marine Le Pen's Frexit Pitch

Walter Russell Mead

Le Pen's description of the Euro as a “knife in the ribs” forcing countries to go where their people don't want to go is sadly accurate....

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Drama en Gambia

Jaime Daremblum

Gambia es una pequeña nación de África Occidental que guarda vastos tesoros naturales, desde plantas y flores hasta exóticas variedades de pájaro...

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Assessing America's Wealth Crisis

John C. Weicher

The families in the middle have real reason to be concerned about their economic well-being. And a real reason to be angry....

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What Obama Owes Putin—And Why Donald Trump is Left Holding the Bag

Lee Smith

Broader aims on Middle East realignment led Obama’s efforts at two-track diplomacy. One track was misdirection. The other handed the region to Russia ...

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The Other Immigration Crisis

Belinda Li

Belinda Li talks to Seto Bagdoyan about how weaknesses in the EB-5 visa program pose a threat to democracy and national security....

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Get Ready for Trump Vs. Ryan

Irwin M. Stelzer

A week from Monday, when the post-inauguration revelries, which include a "Deplorables Ball", are no more, Donald J. Trump, the forty-fifth President ...

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Presidential Transition 2017

Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute scholars on the issues that will matter most for the upcoming administration...

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'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Change Is Obama's Latest Trap for Trump

Lee Smith

The point is to tie up the incoming White House and make it very difficult to undo Obama’s work...

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Will There Be An Internal Revolt Against Trump?

Tevi Troy

Of bureaucrats I have known, worked with, and couldn’t fire....

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The Road to Making America Great Again Runs Through... Beijing: Emerging Chinese Views of Donald Trump

Michael Pillsbury

What election of Donald Trump means for the future of the world’s most important bilateral relationship...

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Love and Rage

Lee Smith

Nat Hentoff was prolific and productive up until the end of his life....

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The 'Trump Report' Is a Russian Provocation

David Satter

The intelligence report on Russia and Trump serves Russia’s propaganda aim to disrupt U.S. politics and institutions....

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Rex Tillerson Grilled During Confirmation Hearing

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebecca Heinrichs shares her insight on the hearing and on what we can expect from Gen. Mattis's hearing....

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The Woman Who Scooped Everyone on World War II

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Clare Hollingworth was a journalist of the old school—daring, dogged and open-minded....

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Hairline Cracks in Trump's Invisible Shield

Gabriel Schoenfeld

Trouble could follow the President-elect's Wednesday press conference...

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Trump's US Navy Priorities, Fleet Size & Future Naval Warfare

Bryan McGrath

Bryan McGrath discusses US Navy priorities for the incoming Trump administration, fleet size, distributed lethality & future naval warfare...

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The Bizarre Trump Dossier

Lee Smith

The report is so bizarre and incoherent that it has the effect of undermining the accusations that Trump has unsavory ties with Russia....

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Trump vs. 'Lying, Disgusting' Media

Gabriel Schoenfeld

Espionage laws could mean trouble for journalists under the new president....

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New York's Terrible Fiscal Health

Harry Zieve Cohen

Blue governance is costly, and De Blasio's agenda has been as blue as any in the country....

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A Good Conservative Obamacare Replacement Would Save $1 Trillion

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Repealing and replacing Obamacare with a good conservative alternative would save 13 digits' worth of federal spending...

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Updated Missile Defense Policy Clears a Path for Trump to Expand Missile Defense

Henry A. Obering III & Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The old arguments against an expansive, robust missile defense system are outdated....

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Russia Questions for Rex Tillerson

David Satter

New revelations about an opposition leader’s murder and bombings in Boston and Russia....

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Some Thoughts on the Trump News Bombshell

Walter Russell Mead

This event is deeply damaging to the country and its institutions in the short run. Don’t for a second think that Putin is unhappy by this latest turn...

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Rasputín en Caracas

Jaime Daremblum

Lo único cierto es el sufrimiento de nuestros hermanos venezolanos....

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On the Confirmation Hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions

John P. Walters

An interview with John Walters on his CNN.com op-ed about why Jeff Sessions is the right pick for Attorney General. iframe#1...

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Donald Trump, An Unwitting Stooge for Russia? Not so Fast.

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Much commentary has lately centered on the question, “to what degree is President-elect Trump a witting or unwitting stooge of the Russian government?...

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Russian Hacking and Russian Roulette on the Internet

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Our challenge is not so much Russian hacking as our playing Russian roulette in failing to protect online information....

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Why Sessions is Right Pick for Attorney General

William Bennett & John P. Walters

Jeff Sessions is an outstanding choice for attorney general, and he deserves to be confirmed swiftly...

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Congress and the Navy: Forty Years of Dysfunction

Bryan McGrath

Bryan McGrath reviews Paul E. Pedisich's "Congress Buys a Navy: Politics, Economics, and the Rise of American Naval Power, 1881-1921"...

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It's the Corruption, Stupid

Martha Bayles

How Westerners misunderstand the Eurasian drift of former Soviet republics like Moldova....

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A Fracking Good Time

Irwin M. Stelzer

It promises to be a fracking good year in some of our oil producing regions. ...

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A Disaster He's Proud Of

Lee Smith

Barack Obama has set the Middle East on fire, and now it's spreading....

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Yes, Obamacare Repeal Can Be a Big Win for GOP

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Jeffrey H. Anderson on repealing Obamacare, and his related story about how the GOP can avoid being blamed for high premiums. "Listen here.()":https:...

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Trump Sides With Russia, Assange Over CIA, FBI

Ronald Radosh

Trump is siding with Assange, who is no friend of ours....

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Five Myths about Kleptocracy

Natalie Duffy & Nate Sibley

Will Donald Trump institute one? Or is the United States immune?...

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How Republicans Can Avoid Being Blamed for High Premiums

Jeffrey H. Anderson

When it comes to trying to decide what the worst part of Obamacare is, there's no shortage of contenders. From a constitutional standpoint, the worst ...

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Obama Foreign Policy: Russia, Middle East's New Powerbroker, Displaced the U.S.

Arthur Herman

Russia’s new role as the Middle East’s new powerbroker leaves the United States out in the cold....

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Putin and Trump: How to Make Nonproliferation a Priority in 2017

Richard Weitz

Even amidst growing tensions, there are several steps that the U.S. and Russia can take in 2017 to reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation....

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American Seapower

Bryan McGrath

Bryan McGrath talks seapower at the Easton MD Rotary Clube meeting....

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China Bubble Looking Ever More Ominous

Walter Russell Mead

IMF economists are chastising Xi's economic team in uncharacteristically strident tones....

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Christmas Violence Forces Germany to Face Hard Truths

Walter Russell Mead

Like Japan, Germany is making moves that would have been unthinkable until recently. These are the costs of a fraying liberal world order....

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Otra Vez Cristina

Jaime Daremblum

De las sombras del turbio pasado político de Argentina, una vez más ha emergido Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, la polémica exjefa de Estado. Cono...

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Deconstructing the Conventional and Simplistic Take on Ukraine

Hannah Thoburn

To travel through Ukraine is to journey through hundreds of years of history, the remnants of divergent diasporas, forced famines, Nazi and Communist ...

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Neither Obama Sanctions, nor New Trump 'Reset' Changes Russia's Goal

David Satter

Putin and his cronies have no interest in the success of democracies — especially ours....

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Dangerous Gamble

Arthur Herman

Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East....

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The Great Unraveling

Walter Russell Mead

The past 25 years of world politics have rested on a series of polite fictions, agreed conventions and hypocritical pretenses. Comforting, but untrue....

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Israel: Settlements Aren't the Issue

Douglas J. Feith

Doug Feith explains why West Bank homes aren’t the obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace....

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Hardline Islamists Gain Ground In Indonesia

Walter Russell Mead

For many years, the world's most populous Muslim nation has resisted the siren call of fanaticism. That increasingly appears to be changing....

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Best Books 2016: Conservative Reading Choices

Tevi Troy

The year 2016 was a good one for books by men named Yuval. ...

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The War on Israel Never Ends

Douglas J. Feith

Settlements aren’t the issue. Many of the Jewish state’s enemies don’t even believe in its right to exist....

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U.S. Rebound Is Short-Term

Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown discusses the outlook for U.S. financial markets and economy with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards and Yousef Gamal El-Din...

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Diplomacia Personalizada

Jaime Daremblum

En algunos estudios sobre la política exterior se cita el fenómeno de la personalización de la diplomacia. Esto significa que la posición del paí...

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The Pretense of the Peace Process

Walter Russell Mead

The political incompetence of Palestinian leadership and its unorganized, fractured society have been the secret weapon of the Zionist movement...

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A Test for the Democratic Party

Harry Zieve Cohen

How blue politicians reform the infrastructure construction process will be a key determinant of the future of Democratic Party....

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The Times and the Post Take a Peculiar Line on Israel

Irwin M. Stelzer

Perhaps Trump is right to ignore these organs of the liberal establishment and stick to Twitter....

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UN Vote on Settlements Can't Hide Palestinian Collapse

Walter Russell Mead

No vote in the echo chamber of the Security Council can change the fact of Palestinian weakness and Israeli strength at this pivotal moment...

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President Barack Obama Takes a Final Swipe at America's Steady Alliance with Israel

Ronald Radosh

President Obama has changed a once steady and bipartisan policy of the American alliance with Israel. The passage of the resolution will work to embol...

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Obama Said to Break With Decades of U.S. Policy to Declare Western Wall 'Occupied Territory' at the UN

Lee Smith

The lame-duck president is dismantling the alliance system that has kept America and much of the rest of the world secure...

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Electoral Masterpiece

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The Founders knew what they were doing...

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The Amazing Blinkered European Elites

Walter Russell Mead

Radical populists across Europe are right that governments that can't protect their frontiers aren't worthy of the name....

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The Democrats Turn on Obama

Walter Russell Mead & Harry Zieve Cohen

Almost everywhere you look, the gap between Obama's stirring rhetoric and his underwhelming accomplishments is immense....

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Distorting the Colorado Youth Drug-Use Data

David W. Murray

A Washington Post story on Colorado "teen" drug use distorts its data to disguise the harm that legal marijuana is doing to young people....

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On Jacksonianism, Foreign Policy, and American Elites

Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead and Ben Domenech discuss foreign policy schools of thought, Jacksonianism, and the future of education and religion in America....

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New Federal Reporting: The Colorado Marijuana Experiment is Producing Staggering Rates of Drug Use

David W. Murray et al.

Instead of contemplating marijuana legalization’s expansion, it’s time to begin reversing the damage....

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Boost the Economy by Scrapping the GSEs

Brendan Brown

Get comfortable with the new word of the day: deregulation. ...

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Trump's Opportunity: Saving Coptic Christians

Samuel Tadros

Egypt’s minorities, long persecuted, are counting on the U.S. president to defend religious freedom...

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Putin Is No Partner on Terrorism

David Satter

The idea that Russia can be counted on as an ally of the United States in its war against terrorism is a dangerous illusion....

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Thailand Gets Cozy With China

Walter Russell Mead

The Obama Administration misjudged Asian politics as profoundly (if not quite quite as spectacularly) as they misjudged the Arab Spring....

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Watch Me Lie!

Martha Bayles

The problem with our media isn't "fake news." It's the absence of meaningful contexts for interpretation....

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Trump's Iran Deal Trap: 'Re-Negotiation' vs. 'Enforcement'

Lee Smith

America's big-ticket foreign-policy issue is still the Iran deal....

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Shooting the Messenger

Carolyn Stewart

Courteous behavior faces a structural disadvantage on social media—to our cost...

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California Has a Weird Definition of "Social Responsibility"

Harry Zieve Cohen

Pension bigwigs limit donations to think tanks advocating pension reform; California reaffirms commitment to keeping pension money out of tobacco...

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China's Anschluss in the South China Sea

Arthur Herman

Beijing is seizing all the territory it can — while it can....

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Yen, Euro Seeing a Dollar Phenomenon

Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown on the strength of the U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen and euro and offers his expectations for 2017 global monetary policy...

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What the Murder of the Russian Ambassador Might Mean

Walter Russell Mead

It's probably not Sarajevo 1914 all over again. But don't be so sure that this event will bring the Russians and Turks together, either....

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Will A Stronger Dollar Cause a Trade War with Europe?

Brendan Brown

Markets have not been slow to see through the hollowness of the European Central Bank's announced curtailment of the pace of money printing planned fo...

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The Story of the Tunisian Revolution

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros examines an important book written by two Tunisian journalists investigating the revolution....

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Congress and the Coming Pensions Crisis

Walter Russell Mead

Any kind of federal pension relief needs to be tied to reforms that ensure that nothing like this ever happens again....

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The Road Ahead for Trump's Cabinet Picks

Irwin M. Stelzer

If you thought the heated political atmosphere would cool after voters made their decision, think again....

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A Quick Review of the Navy's New Force Structure Assessment

Bryan McGrath

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the results of a much-awaited internal review of fleet size known as a “Force Structure Assessment."...

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Why the India-Russia Relationship Works

Aparna Pande & Hannah Thoburn

What has kept this old friendship going, well into the early 21st century?...

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Why Russia May Have Interfered In the Election

Lee Smith

Putin could have been looking for revenge against the Obama administration....

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Nuclear Deterrence Theory

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs on nuclear deterrence....

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