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Putin's Game

Lee Smith

All at once, the Democratic party rose up in unison and declared that Moscow is a threat to vital interests....

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Did Kuroda's Radical Policy Knowingly Disappoint?

Brendan Brown

The Bank of Japan’s most anticipated policy announcement in years left investors underwhelmed, sparking a surge in the yen and sending government bo...

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Obama's Dangerous Plan to Abandon a Key Nuclear Deterrent

Arthur Herman

The threat of striking first in a nuclear conflict is vital to keeping global piece. Why would Obama give it up?...

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The World is at War and the Peace Has Been Lost

Walter Russell Mead

The Democratic Party today is in better shape to provide the country with coherent leadership, but can it navigate stormy times ahead?...

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El Sultán de Turquía

Jaime Daremblum

En la noche del 15 de julio, la radio y la televisión de Turquía anunciaron que un golpe de Estado estaba en marcha....

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The Unreported Terrorism Targeting France's Catholic Communities

Lela Gilbert

In recent months, Islamist terrorists have brutalized France, horrifying the world with vicious, bloodthirsty murders and mutilations....

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Virginia Governor to Ignore Court Rebuke and Give Felons the Vote

Jeffrey H. Anderson

It remains to be seen how the Virginia General Assembly, or GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, will respond to McAuliffe's lawless power grab....

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Who Lost NATO?

Lee Smith

The NATO issue is evidence of the foreign policy community as a whole, right and left, coming unmoored....

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Russia and the (Scoop) Jackson Democrats

Walter Russell Mead

Could it be that Putin’s threat to liberty and decency is bringing Americans together?...

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Bernie's Campaign Invites a Leader of a Spanish Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel Group to the Democratic Convention

Ronald Radosh

Bernie Sanders' invitation to a Spanish political party, PODEMOS, which is virulently anti-Israel and anti-Semitic....

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The Real Reason for Obama's Cuba Breakthrough

Walter Russell Mead

The whole point of the Castro brothers' opening was to avoid change....

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The Prime of Amazon's Life

Irwin M. Stelzer

July 12 just might have been the day on which the retail sector as we have known it here in America came to its end....

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Global Security and Democratic Governance Falter as Historic Rivalries Reemerge

Richard Weitz

Amid rising nationalism, the democratic powers of the West struggle to retain openness and economic integration...

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Falling for ISIS Propaganda about Christians

Nina Shea

An influential international body endorses the discredited claim that ISIS wants to protect Christians—not commit genocide against them....

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Genocide of Christians in the Path of ISIL: An Interview with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Nina Shea

On March 17, for only the second time in American history, the secretary of state officially designated an ongoing genocide....

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Trump's Nomination Is a Response to Elites' Failure

Jeffrey H. Anderson

A clearer rebuke of insider elites is hardly imaginable—and the rebuke is well-deserved....

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Good for the Media, Bad for America

Martha Bayles

How serious political reporting became a luxury good amid a mass-market media circus....

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El Oro del Reich

Jaime Daremblum

Los tesoros artísticos, que el nazismo saqueó de museos y colecciones privadas de judíos en Europa durante la II Guerra Mundial, han dado lugar a u...

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The EU Spurred Democracy and Prosperity in Eastern Europe. After Brexit, is that Over?

Hannah Thoburn

For many Eastern European countries, EU membership was a blessing, not a burden....

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Israel's Counterterrorism Lessons for Europe

Ron Prosor

Long experience with constantly evolving threats offers insight into responding with agility....

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Turkish Democracy Survives—For Now

Gabriel Mitchell

Erdogan has only confirmed a great many existing fears about where Turkish democracy is heading in the future....

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The Purge: Coup Year

Walter Russell Mead

Erdogan is removing thousands of soldiers and judges from their posts. There are effectively no bounds on the Turkish president's power....

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The Evolution of Party Conventions

Tevi Troy

We could potentially be entering another new era in the long and storied history of American presidential nominating conventions....

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The Coup in Turkey Reveals a Damaged Democracy

Lee Smith

The coup was effectively a suicide mission....

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On Policy, Trump and Clinton Are Different As Can Be

Irwin M. Stelzer

How both presumptive nominees would change the country's domestic policies....

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GOP House to Advance 'Criminal Justice Reform' Unpopular with Conservatives

Jeffrey H. Anderson

One thing that it would seem nearly all conservatives and/or Republicans could agree upon is that, now is not the time to pass "criminal justice refo...

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NBC Gives Assad a Platform to 'Explain' His Reign of Terror

Lee Smith

Another American journalist toadies up to the Syrian dictator....

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How Europe is Influencing Japan's Yen

Brendan Brown

The Topix followed global equities this week in recouping losses from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on June 23....

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Is War Coming to the South China Sea?

Arthur Herman

Obama’s fecklessness in pushing back against China is only escalating the conflict in the Western Pacific...

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Trump Pulls Even in Race to the Bottom

Walter Russell Mead

The 2016 election is shaping up as a truly toxic mix of identity politics, negative campaigning and polarization for profit....

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A New Set of Crises for the EU

Brendan Brown

European monetary union and free movement of peoples from impoverished East to the rich West will likely be twins in death as they were at birth....

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Post-FBI Findings, the Race Looks Like a Dead Heat

Jeffrey H. Anderson

It will be interesting to see how or if the conventions affect what now looks to be a race with no clear leader....

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Will the Philippines Throw the Hague's Ruling in the Trash?

Walter Russell Mead

The big problem is that the case hangs from pretty weak thread....

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Hardship on the Range

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Hamilton survived tornadoes, wolves, panthers and wild hogs. She also survived her husband’s drunken binges and the loss of four children....

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Reflections on the Second Lebanon War

Lee Smith

The next conflict with Israel will be much worse for Hezbollah and Lebanon....

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Iran's Kurds Now Growing Restless

Walter Russell Mead

Attack on regional governor shows influence of Syrian Civil War....

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The Summer of our Discontent

Irwin M. Stelzer

Little wonder that so many of us feel this is the summer of our discontent....

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The Post-Brexit Transition

Irwin M. Stelzer

America has an important part to play...

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Key Congressional Committees: Obama Administration 'Broke the Law and Violated the Constitution'

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The Obama administration is drawing money from the treasury in the absence of a congressional appropriation....

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Fentanyl, the New Drug Epidemic

David W. Murray

A deadly threat is getting deadlier....

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The Fight Against ISIS Continues

Michael Pregent

Michael Pregent talks ISIS in Iraq on the Buck Sexton Show....

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Brexit Has Nothing on Obama's Global Amexit

Kenneth R. Weinstein

The president’s abdication from leadership has unnerved America’s allies and made the world a more dangerous place....

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Elie Wiesel

Jaime Daremblum

Por sus grandes méritos, siempre recordaremos a Elie Weisel con profundo respeto y afecto....

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Ad Hockery Makes A Mockery Of An FCC Proceeding

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

When a federal agency abandons administrative law in favor of ad hockery and secret information, we are all the poorer. ...

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What Will Obamacare's Unpopularity Mean for 2016?

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The 2,400-page capstone of elite liberal hubris isn't remotely done haunting those who stubbornly hoisted it upon an unwilling citizenry....

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Barack Obama and Jerry Brown Get It Right on Zoning

Walter Russell Mead

Unfortunately, they don't take their logic far enough....

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Another Thing to Rock Our World

Walter Russell Mead

While most Americans were enjoying their Independence Day barbecues, a series of suicide bombings rocked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia....

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Iraq's Fight Against ISIS

Michael Pregent

Michael Pregent talked about the next steps for Iraq in the war against ISIL as Iraqi troops worked to retake the city of Fallujah and following repor...

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Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior

Arthur Herman

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Arthur Herman explains why the time is right for a new biography of the famous general....

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What Leadership Qualities Do We Look for in Presidents?

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman and others discuss what past presidents can teach us about the leadership qualities necessary for the White House....

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Misrepresenting Colorado Marijuana Use

David W. Murray

The purported findings presented to the public are false, and constitute a failure of the media to check the facts and report them....

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40 Years after Entebbe - An Interview with Iddo Netanyahu

Lela Gilbert

An interview with Iddo Netanyahu about his brother Yoni, who commanded the elite Sayeret Matkal unit during Operation Entebbe....

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Misrepresenting Colorado Marijuana

David W. Murray

Given that other states are looking to Colorado to comprehend their own legalization risks; it is important the record be corrected....

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The Post-Brexit Economic Outlook

Irwin M. Stelzer

It didn't take Brexit to make forecasters take a dim view of the future of the U.S. economy. A cloud considerably larger than a man's hand hovered ove...

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How Douglas MacArthur Would Have Responded to ISIS Terror Attacks

Arthur Herman

The massacres in Orlando, Istanbul and Dhaka demonstrate what happens when we disregard MacArthur's advice: "There is no substitute for victory."...

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Memo To Hillary: Don't Regulate The Internet

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

If Hillary Clinton wants a good technology policy, she can write one in about eight words. Don’t regulate the Internet. Don’t tax the Internet....

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A Big Step Toward Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The recent release of the House GOP health care plan is a big deal....

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The Media Exonerates Hillary Clinton on Benghazi

Ronald Radosh

If she has to have any credibility, she must apologize and be up front with the American people....

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El Polémico 'Brexit'

Jaime Daremblum

En el plano estratégico, una Europa Occidental unida y aliada con el Reino Unido y Estados Unidos ha constituido hasta ahora el factor de equilibrio f...

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Obama's Noble Lie

Peter Rough

History will judge the Obama administration’s style in advancing the nuclear deal to be as checkered as the deal itself....

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Cleaning Up the Financial World

Charles Davidson

Senator Carl Levin talks with Charles Davidson about his legacy and current trends....

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Network Neutrality In A Non-Neutral World

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

Although they violate network neutrality principles, Internet businesses and common carriers are not evil. They are consumer-friendly....

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UN's Moral Ban-Kruptcy

Ron Prosor

It is highly unlikely that Mr. Ban will use his influence to stop incitement, end terrorism, or move us any closer to lasting peace in the Middle East...

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Fallujah, a Military Success but Humanitarian Failure, Could Signal Catastrophe in Mosul

Nina Shea

The next offensive against ISIS will probably create a new wave of refugees....

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They Brexit, You Own It

Benjamin Haddad

The voters have spoken, and their verdict is clear: Britain will now have to leave the European Union. Can European leaders salvage the EU project?...

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Abbas Goes Off Deep End, And Even the NYT Can't Overlook It

Walter Russell Mead & Harry Zieve Cohen

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave a blatantly anti-Semitic speech in front of the European Parliament on on Thursday....

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Brexit and Donald Trump

Irwin M. Stelzer

The consequences of Brexit will depend in good part on what the meaning of "exit" is, or is deemed to be by the Brussels wordsmiths....

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The World Turned Upside Down

Arthur Herman

Modern liberalism took a major hit with Britain’s declaration of independence yesterday....

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Brexit and the Weakness of the West

Walter Russell Mead

When Americans walk away, Europe tends to fail. The consequences of the withdrawal during the Bush and Obama years are becoming apparent....

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Why Trump And Ryan Are Ideal Political Partners

Jeffrey H. Anderson

A blend of Donald Trump and Paul Ryan’s views would pretty closely reflect those of the Republican rank-and-file....

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Ukraine's Rectification of Names

Hannah Thoburn

Debates over Communist-era place names are roiling Ukrainians’ efforts to redefine their national identity....

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Wanted: A Modern-Day MacArthur

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman on his new biography of the legendary general and lessons for today’s war fighters....

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America's Majority-Minority Future Approaches

Walter Russell Mead

Balkanization of American society across ethnic and racial lines will not make it a better place....

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Amid Dissent at State, Obama Stays the Bloody Course on Syria

Lee Smith

Instead of ousting Assad, President Obama is promising the Syrian despot more life, even as he bleeds the country he once ruled dry....

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Brexit, Britain & America: Declaration of Independence for the United Kingdom?

Arthur Herman

Will Britons vote to embrace their island home and native soil — or for a supranational European bureaucracy?...

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Bond Agencies Take Note

Walter Russell Mead

There is a big underlying difference between the financial health of cities that prioritize infrastructure and those that don't....

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Are the Palestinians Thinking the Unthinkable?

Adam Garfinkle & Walter Russell Mead

In secret negotiations, Abbas told the Israeli opposition leader he would be willing to give up the "right of return."...

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Las Iras del General

Jaime Daremblum

Los ciudadanos británicos acudirán mañana a las urnas para decidir si su país se separará de la Unión Europea. Lo que ocurra después es materia...

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The New York Times Shows Why the Blue Model Is Doomed

Walter Russell Mead

In the long run, people who work at home will not support the cumbersome institutions of the bureaucratic state as we know it....

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White House War on Jobs Making Progress

Walter Russell Mead

How the Democratic Party hastens the decline of less-skilled work....

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China Trying to Keep Its Venezuelan Pound of Flesh

Walter Russell Mead

China gets an ugly reputation for extending loans to bad actors and then trying to claw them back from the people the dictators robbed and oppressed....

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Nothing to Fear

Irwin M. Stelzer

You need six things for a successful economy and Britain has them all as ‘EU’s strongest’...

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Can Vladimir Putin Solve Russia's China Dilemma?

Richard Weitz

When Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to Beijing in late June, he can rightfully take some satisfaction in his rapport with his host and Chine...

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Making Britain Great Again?

Walter Russell Mead

Britain is headed for more decline whether it stays in or leaves the EU. But there’s nothing inevitable about that outcome....

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Fallujah: A Fleeting Victory?

Michael Pregent

Michael Pregent on the Iraqi Army’s recent victory and the need to court Sunni moderates....

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Our Voracious Executive Branch

Christopher DeMuth

On the nature and causes of executive government...

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The President's Confusion

Lee Smith

After the most deadly Islamist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, the president turned his wrath on domestic opponents....

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State Department up in Arms over Obama Syria Policy

Walter Russell Mead

Never has a President' policy had so much pushback from his own high officials and appointees....

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A Replacement for Obamacare

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Jeffrey Anderson talks with Trent England about alternatives to Obamacare....

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"Brexit" Vote a Turning Point for Britain and European Union

John Fonte

British voters will go to the polls next week to decide whether their country should remain in the European Union....

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Michael Tolkin: Prepared for the End of the World

Lee Smith

The Hollywood screenwriter and underappreciated novelist is ready for the end of the world...

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The Pentagon's 'Smart' Revolution

Arthur Herman

Faster, smaller, cheaper: The story of the 'Third Offset'...

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Brexit: Good for the United States?

Richard N. Haass & John Fonte

British citizens will be voting on June 23 on a question that will affect not just their political futures and Europe’s, but America’s as well....

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The Mystery of Jewish and Asian-American Democratic Loyalty

Tevi Troy & Lanhee J. Chen

Progressive proselytizing at top universities may explain why so many Jews and Asians are liberals....

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New Questions over Orlando Gunman's Visits to Saudi Arabia

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

KT McFarland and Hudson Institute fellow Rebecca Heinrich discuss Omar Mateen's descent into radical Islam....

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