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The U.S. Navy's Surface Force Just Got a Lot Deadlier

Bryan McGrath

The SM-6 Missile is the cherry on top of a year's worth of major boost's to the U.S. Navy's distributed lethality....

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KI News Highlights (January 30 – February 5)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage...

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A New Effort to Reassert Congress's Constitutional Powers

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The American Founders designed a federal government of separated powers. The lawmaking power is now, illegitimately, being shared....

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Libya Winning Race for Site of Obama's Next War?

Walter Russell Mead

U.S., European allies may have to send as many as 10,000 troops....

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New Obama Policies Can Only Worsen The Opiate Epidemic

David W. Murray

It is not intended to stop the opiate epidemic and it will only destroy more American lives....

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China's Massive Debt Problem

Walter Russell Mead

For decades, banks in China haven’t really had to worry very much about whether their loans were smart business decisions. No longer....

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Assad Attacks as Talks Falter

Walter Russell Mead

Assad continues air campaign as US-backed talks grind to halt. Somewhere in the Kremlin, Putin is smiling....

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Ted Cruz's Appeal to Blue-Collar Voters

Jeffrey H. Anderson

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, conservatives/Republicans generally split into two camps about where the movement or party needed to head next....

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Mensaje de Iowa

Jaime Daremblum

Centenares de observadores, periodistas nacionales y extranjeros, y los especialistas de la televisión y la radio se desplegaron el lunes por el esta...

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A Visit to Europe: Refugees in the Shadow of Radical Islam

Lela Gilbert

Most of us who follow the news have seen the heart-rending photos of weary parents holding beautiful, brown-eyed babies, making their way to Europe in...

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A Period of Conflict and Clash

Walter Russell Mead

Clashes between new technology and new ways of doing things and entrenched interests are rising, sometimes explosively....

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The Role Pakistan Plays

Husain Haqqani

Taliban splinter groups could step up attacks to a point where the U.S. and NATO might be forced to reconsider a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan....

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Five Takeaways From the Iowa Caucuses

Walter Russell Mead

Long live the American presidential process, and on to New Hampshire....

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The Threats From Within

Walter Russell Mead

Somewhere between mentally unstable drifters and the superstars of global jihad are lone wolves like the San Bernardino killers....

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Rubio and Sanders the Big Winners in Iowa

Ronald Radosh

Ted Cruz’s win in Iowa was a game-changer. No longer can anyone say that Donald Trump cannot be beaten and is invincible....

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Europe's Waning Welcome

Walter Russell Mead

From mobs in Sweden to ministers in Austria, Europeans turning against refugees....

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Haunted by the Bomb

Gabriel Schoenfeld

Perry helped introduce GPS and stealth innovations to the U.S. military. But not all military problems have a technological fix....

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National Security First

Mike Rogers

Think “national security first” as you exercise your duty on Monday....

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Key Iowa Poll: Trump in First, Cruz within Striking Distance

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The Des Moines Register finds Donald Trump in first place, with 28 percent support, and Ted Cruz in second, with 23 percent support....

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Turkey's Syria Problem

Lee Smith

Washington chides allies and rewards foes....

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Dithering as the Shadows Grow

Walter Russell Mead

China can't disentangle politics and its credit markets. The costs continue to grow....

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A Good Night for Cruz, Bush

Jeffrey H. Anderson

It was a pretty good debate, and here's how the various participants seemed to fare....

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Telecommunications Transactions and the Public Interest

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

What is the future of media and telecom companies in today’s vast changing technology landscape?...

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KI News Highlights (January 23-29)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Why Xi's Anti-Corruption Campaign Won't Work

John Lee

Another week and another senior official is caught by President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign....

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Militarization Can Help Japan Build Its Own Silicon Valley

Walter Russell Mead

Japan is using a revived military research and development program to turbocharge its high tech sector as it seeks a new era of economic dynamism....

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Sasse Stumps in Iowa, Says Conservatism Doesn't Mean One-Man Rule

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Ben Sasse campaigned for Ted Cruz in neighboring Iowa on Tuesday and followed that up by campaigning on Wednesday for Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina....

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The Eight Great Powers of 2016: Iran Joins the Club

Walter Russell Mead & Harry Zieve Cohen

2015 was a year in which most of the great powers saw their ability to control events beyond and sometimes within their boundaries decline....

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Reto Islamista

Jaime Daremblum

Estados Unidos ha proclamado la guerra contra el Estado Islámico (EI), como se conoce la organización terrorista que ha sembrado muerte y destrucci...

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Beijing's Next Gambit, the East China Sea

Arthur Herman & Lewis Libby

It may be willing to risk an ‘accidental’ incident with Japan knowing Obama has a distaste for conflict....

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One Trump Policy Would Add More Debt than Seven Years of Obama

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The last thing America needs is another profligate president....

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Obama, Terror & ISIS: Israel Knows What Obama Ignores

Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby

When it comes to radical Islamism, the president is dangerously ‘patient’...

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For Putin, For Stalin

Hannah Thoburn

Fearful of unrest, Russia’s president is using the memory of Stalin to exhort his people to sacrifice....

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Appeasing Iran Hurts Us in Iraq, Too

Max Boot & Michael Pregent

These deals only encourage more hostage-taking....

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The Washington Post Runs a Front Page Hit Job on Marco Rubio

Ronald Radosh

When Democrats are asked which Republican candidate Hillary Clinton fears most they site Marco Rubio---not Donald Trump....

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The Presidential Race: One Year Out

Irwin M. Stelzer

In almost exactly one year from today, a new president will be sworn in....

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KI News Highlights (January 16-22)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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RCP: Cruz, Rubio Lead Hillary; Hillary Leads Trump

Jeffrey H. Anderson

These tallies are consistent with the candidates' respective favorability ratings in the recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of registered voters....

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The Russian State of Murder Under Putin

David Satter

Let the Litvinenko murder inquiry inspire more investigations of the Kremlin’s ugly tactics....

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New Study Shows Increased Heroin Availability at Root of Heroin Crisis, not Prescription Painkillers

Brian Blake

A new, peer-reviewed article in the New England Journal of Medicine contradicts the White House claim that the huge increase in heroin overdose deaths...

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Obama Misunderstands Iran on Hostage Negotiations

Arthur Herman

We’ve turned a corner in exposing the fatal flaw in Obama’s Iran policy — a policy that ultimately puts us all in danger....

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Internal Crisis Forcing China's Hand

Seth Cropsey

Seth Cropsey on the decrease in American seapower under Obama, Iranian contempt to the U.S., and the strategic significance of the Gitmo Naval Base...

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Another Irreplaceable Loss for Christianity: ISIS Destroys Ancient Iraqi Monastery

Nina Shea

For purposes of U.S. policy, the destruction of St. Elijah monastery will be counted for just another “senseless” act of destruction....

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Marijuana Policy Architectures: A Reply to Jon Caulkins

David W. Murray

The danger is great and it is getting worse rapidly....

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Maras en Pugna

Jaime Daremblum

El Salvador es hoy reconocido por el dudoso honor de encabezar la lista de países con mayor mortalidad por homicidios del Hemisferio Occidental....

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Iran's Treatment of U.S. Sailors and Contempt for International Agreements

Seth Cropsey & William J. Luti

Iran's capture and treatment of ten U.S. Navy sailors violates maritime custom and international treaties....

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Marijuana's Toll on Colorado's Kids

David W. Murray

Pro-drug legalizers — and their apologists — need to stop denying the science, and the facts before their eyes....

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Obama's Make-Believe Peace With Iran Ushers in a Wild 2016 in the Middle East

Lee Smith

Why the president’s foreign policy of leaving U.S. allies out in the cold will make it very hard for the next president to maintain American influence...

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Mideast Democracy and the Control of Oil

Lee Lane

The United States is not going to stabilize the Persian Gulf by turning the Gulf monarchies into liberal states....

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No, 'New York Post': Bernie Sanders Is Not a Communist

Ronald Radosh

Now that Bernie Sanders is becoming more competitive in Iowa and New Hampshire, his past is being scrutinized by the right and the left....

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Is Time Really on China's Side? What the Economic Slowdown Means for Future Chinese Power

John Lee

In the immediate term, the general economic slowdown is already having a negative effect on CCP coffers....

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Andrew Jackson, Revenant

Walter Russell Mead

The biggest story in America today is the roaring return of Andrew Jackson’s spirit into the political debate....

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Pakistan's Shakedown Cruise

Walter Russell Mead

Pakistan's PM and its Chief of Army Staff are hitting the road in an ostensible attempt to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The __Times of India...

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Taiwan's Landmark Election

Walter Russell Mead

Taiwan watchers have been predicting Tsai Ing-wen would win today's presidential election, but few expected such a ...

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Our Uncertain Economic Future

Irwin M. Stelzer

And what that means for the presidential election....

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Will Sanctions on Iran be Lifted Soon?

Michael Pregent

Michael Pregent discusses whether the Iran Nuclear deal is working in relation to the recent release of five Americans in the prisoner swap with Iran....

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Islamism and the Crisis of Modernity

Samuel Tadros

Keynote Presentation at the 2016 Telos Conference in New York, NY, January 16–17, 2016. ...

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Would Trump Still Lose a Two-Man Race?

Jeffrey H. Anderson

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of likely Republican primary voters provides further evidence of this increasing level of comfort....

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End The China-Envy: Democracies Have It Better

John Lee

Technocratic fixes will not solve China’s problems. Only transitioning away from an authoritarian model will be enough....

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KI News Highlights (January 9-15)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage...

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On the Ropes

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Obamacare is closer than ever to being repealed....

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Unabated Hostility

Lee Smith

The regime with which the White House has negotiated the future of American national security is still a regime that takes Americans hostage....

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China's Economic Woes: Credit Flood Bursts Bubble

John Lee

Not so long ago, China’s politics appeared an economic virtue, including for many in the Australian business community....

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Can North Korea's Ballistic Missiles be Stopped?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

North Korea’s recent nuclear test is the 4th underground nuclear test since 2006. ...

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Maintaining the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump gets it, but President Obama has been forced to....

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What About the Other Five Americans Iran Is Still Holding?

Arthur Herman

President Obama has let the initiative in world affairs fall into the hands of some of the most evil regimes on the planet....

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Taiwan Arms Deal Aims To Reduce Cross-Strait Tensions

Richard Weitz

The U.S. arms transfers to Taiwan serve multiple purposes and are likely to continue whoever is the leader of the next government in Taipei and in DC....

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Glamour Radical

Jaime Daremblum

El actor de cine Sean Penn se hizo de una nueva presea publicitaria mediante su entrevista al criminal mexicano El Chapo Guzmán....

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Congress Derailed

Christopher DeMuth

Christopher DeMuth discusses his recent work on the institutional decline of congress and how it can return to its place of constitutional prominence....

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Last Thing Struggling Students Need is More Marijuana

David W. Murray

It is time to recognize that the brain-altering effects of marijuana are now a dangerous and growing educational threat....

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Permanent Revolution

Lee Smith

Iran's aggression continues....

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Net Neutrality's Religious Freedom Problem

Arielle Roth

The DC Circuit should stand up for all broadband providers’ free speech rights and declare the network neutrality rules invalid....

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The US Faces Rival Powers Waging Hybrid Warfare

Richard Weitz

China and Russia increasingly achieve geopolitical gains, catching the West off-guard, with mix of hybrid tactics...

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Future Navy & Future Marines

Bryan McGrath

Bryan McGrath joins Jerry Hendrix, USN (ret.) CNAS, Claude Berube, and Noel Williams, USMC (ret.), on The John Batchelor Show....

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The Democrats Start 2016 in a Four-Point Hole

Jeffrey H. Anderson

What does the historical evidence suggest will likely happen in 2016?...

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How the Media Enables Fantasy Tours to Communist Cuba

Ronald Radosh

Cuba's Potemkin village plan just fooled the Times, Travel and Leisure, and thousands of "trendy" travelers....

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The China Bubble

Walter Russell Mead

It’s probably bursting, one way or another. And the world hasn’t figured out what to do about it....

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North Korea's Pakistan Connection

Aparna Pande

If global non-proliferation is to be pursued seriously there has to be a way to make nations pay for bad behavior including on world proliferation....

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Ryan Responds to Obama's Veto of Repeal Bill

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Republicans won't repeal Obamacare without passing an alternative in its place....

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Split-Personality America

Irwin M. Stelzer

Americans are convinced that things are not going well, and are not likely to improve soon....

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Експерт, з якою хоче судитись ГПУ, має до Шокіна ті ж претенції, що Байден, Пайєтт та українці. Відео

Hannah Thoburn

Hannah Thoburn on her threat from Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office to sue for defamation and the realities of fighting corruption in Ukraine....

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S.O.S. for a Declining American Navy

Seth Cropsey

Today’s 272-ship fleet isn’t nearly enough. The U.S. needs 350 ships to meet the rising global dangers....

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Pakistan: Change but No Change

Aparna Pande

From New Delhi's perspective every step forward in India-Pakistan relations results with a stab in the back that harms relations between the countries...

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The Showdown in the South China Sea

Arthur Herman

A plan to keep Beijing from ruling the Spratly Islands....

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Turbulencia en Levante

Jaime Daremblum

Un chispazo en las tensas relaciones entre Arabia Saudita e Irán amenaza con atizar llamaradas en un ámbito mayor del Oriente Próximo....

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North Korea's (Alleged) Nuclear Test

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

North Korea claims it tested a hydrogen bomb....

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Inflamed Saudi-Iran Tensions

Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers breaks it down...

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Obama Sides With Iran--Again

Lee Smith

Saturday's siege should be understood in the context of other Iranian campaigns against the American order....

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A Slowing Chinese Economy Could Spell Fiscal Crisis

John Lee

The laws of economics, and principles governing fiscal finances, apply to China as it does any other country. ...

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In Putin's Russia, Art Looks at You

Carolyn Stewart

What you can learn about Russian geopolitics at an art show in Venice....

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An Opening for South Asian Trade?

Husain Haqqani

The idea of building a South Asian economic bloc makes a lot of sense but the obstacles in its path are equally formidable....

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Indo-Pak Peace Hopes First Casualty of 2016

Walter Russell Mead

Pakistan’s relations with India are one of the subjects that the military considers too important to be left to the country’s civilian politicians....

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