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Trump visit: 5 things Europe’s leaders should do – and not do - this week

Craig Kennedy & Roland Freudenstein

Do's and don'ts for European leaders meeting with Trump later this week...

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President Trump Names Iran As A Global Terror Sponsor

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs on President Trump's latest move on Iran...

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John Walters Discusses America's Opioid Epidemic with Bill Kristol

John P. Walters

The former Drug Czar under George W. Bush discusses America's opioid epidemic and how to fight back....

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About That Trump Bump …

Irwin M. Stelzer

Investors who staked their fortunes to the president's campaign promises should be wary....

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Retaliation Nation

Irwin M. Stelzer

The Case for a Don't-Tread-On-Me Trade Policy...

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A Trump Doctrine for the Middle East?

Michael Doran

Michael Doran on Trump's Middle East Trip...

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Former FCC Commissioner: Net Neutrality Is Unconstitutional

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Harold Furchtgott-Roth says the Obama administration's net neutrality rules prevent companies from blocking content they don't like...

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Irwin Stelzer on US-China Trade Deal

Irwin M. Stelzer

Irwin Stelzer assesses last week's surprise trade deal between the US and China on BBC World Business report....

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Don’t Kick Voice of America When It’s Down

Martha Bayles

VOA’s alleged mishandling of a Chinese insider’s interview shouldn’t overshadow work done by it and the other U.S. government-sponsored broadcasters...

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Strength in Oil and Gas Sector Bolsters Industrial Economy, Drives GDP Growth

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The initial report on 1st-quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was weak, but showed encouraging growth in the oil and gas production sector. ...

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John Walters on the Seth and Chris Show

John P. Walters

Former Drug Czar John Walters on A.G. Jeff Sessions' new drug enforcement policies....

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Former drug czar reacts to Justice Department's new policy

John P. Walters

John Walters responds to criticisms from former attorney general Eric Holder...

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What should allies expect on Trump's first overseas trip?

Walter Russell Mead

President prepares to meet world leaders in Mideast, Europe...

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Corrosive Legal Uncertainty Remains after DC Circuit’s Rehearing Denial in “Net Neutrality” Case

Arielle Roth

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit denied the request for en banc rehearing in US Telecom v. FCC, better known as the “net neutrality” case....

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Rise of Populism, Anti-establishment Leaders Shake Foundation of EU

Walter Russell Mead

Macron’s victory in the French elections brought a sigh of relief in many Western capitals, but analysts warn that the future remains uncertain....

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Trump's Budget Explosion Will Bring Dire Monetary Shocks

Brendan Brown

The monetary consequences of the looming largely unfunded mega tax-cutting package will almost certainly trump all others....

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The World Didn’t Agree to a Nuclear-Armed Iran, Even in 10 Years

Max Singer

Obama’s deal only delayed a showdown. America and its allies should be using the time to prepare....

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How A Billion Dollars Is Being Wasted In The War On Sugar

Hank Cardello

Nobody is sweet on sugar anymore. Influential nutrition advocates have called it Public Enemy No. 1...

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A Tale of Two Ukrainian Cities

Hannah Thoburn

A new poll shows that the vast majority of Ukrainians believe their country is moving in the wrong direction....

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Americans Don’t Target Civilians, Islamist Militants Do

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

ISIS is trying to increase and exploit civilian suffering and death while the United States tries to avoid and protect civilians. ...

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Chinese Government Helps Huawei With 5G

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

The next generation of wireless technology, 5G, will have speeds more than 100 times faster than 4G and latency reduced to a millisecond....

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Richard Weitz on the U.S. Missile Defense System

Richard Weitz

Richard Weitz on the U.S. Missile Defense System...

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Non-Career Politician Emmanuel Macron Wins French Presidential Election

Benjamin Haddad

On Sunday, Macron won the runoff with Marine Le Pen. David Greene talks to Benjamin Haddad, a research fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute in ...

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The Times, They Are a-Changin'

Irwin M. Stelzer

For now, Fed monetary policy and Trump-administration fiscal policy are weighty matters that will just have to wait...

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The Great Productivity Slowdown

Marie-​Josée Kravis

It began long before the financial crisis, and it has worsened markedly in the past six years....

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A Note to Donald and Hillary: It's Time to Stop Fighting About the Results of the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Ronald Radosh

Every American knows that Donald Trump is our president, yet when he tells us for the 100th time, it sounds like he is unsure that he is....

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Syria’s Chemical Weapons Show the Limits of Arms Control

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Obama’s ‘deal’ with Assad and Putin was not backed by a credible threat of force. Trump paid attention....

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Transatlantic Ties in a Populist Era

Michael Doran & Peter Rough

The European Union must rebalance in favor of that unfashionable but sturdy institution, the nation-state. U.S. diplomacy should assist....

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America First? No, Says Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead reviews Democracy: Stories From the Long Road to Freedom By Condoleezza Rice ...

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Is A Brexit Deal That Works For The UK And The EU Possible?

Irwin M. Stelzer

A report in the Financial Times newspaper today said that the EU had raised the Brexit divorce bill to an upfront payment of up to 100 billion Euros. ...

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EU to UK: All Your Money Are Belong To Us

Walter Russell Mead

A cool €100 billion is the new estimated Brexit tax that the EU may ask Britain to pay....

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End Abbas’s 'Pay for Slay': Pass the Taylor Force Act

Douglas J. Feith & Sander Gerber

Both Palestinians and Israelis will benefit if we stop rewarding terrorists....

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Trump y sus Amigos

Jaime Daremblum

Hemos llegado a un punto en que nada, o casi nada, nos sorprenden los pronunciamientos internacionales de Trump. El más reciente en esta serie de uca...

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The Quantum Computer Revolution Is Closer Than You May Think

Idalia Friedson

Quantum computing will be a huge advantage to whatever nation gets it to work first...

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'Nationalist' Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word

Walter Russell Mead

Trump will be successful if he puts U.S. interests first—while still helping to maintain global order....

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American Patriotism and Nationalism: One and Indivisible

John Fonte

Either they will hang together or they will hang separately....

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When Blasphemy Runs Amok

Paul Marshall

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama’s (Ahok) case in Indonesia amply illustrates the dangers of blasphemy accusations, and not only to those accused....

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Why Everything You Think You Know About Foreign Policy Is Wrong

Lee Smith

Politico "recently reported (Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway)":Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway that in 2016 the Obama administration freed ...

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Trump's First Step On The Long Road to Tax Cuts

Irwin M. Stelzer

Barack Obama thought a 28 percent corporate tax rate is about right. House Republicans think 20 percent would make America competitive again....

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US-Politikberater über 100 Tage Trump

Peter Rough

Auch er müsse Trump ein durchschnittliches Zeugnis ausstellen, alle hätten sich mehr erwünscht und erhofft, insbesondere was "Obamacare" betrifft, ...

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Trump Sows Confusion in Seoul

Walter Russell Mead & Sean Keeley

Trump's latest outburst on THAAD and trade will hardly help shore up U.S.-South Korean relations....

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The Pope in Egypt

Nina Shea

Nina Shea from the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom analyzes Pope Francis' visit to Egypt...

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North Korea Parade Weapons May be Fake

Michael Pregent

North Korea's military arsenal was on full display, but experts are casting doubt on the legitimacy of the showcased weapons...

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In Egypt, Meeting with Sunni Muslim Leaders, Pope Francis Must Speak Up

Nina Shea

He should ask them to define and clarify key Islamic terms that terrorist groups use to recruit members....

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100 Days in and the Reichstag Hasn’t Burned Yet

Walter Russell Mead

Those prophesying apocalyptic doom under President Trump have not come out looking so good....

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A Good Year for Leftist Journalist Victor Navasky

Ronald Radosh

This propagandist is known for overtly biased and incorrect journalism....

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Números Punzantes

Jaime Daremblum

Donald Trump está dolido. Y no es para menos. ...

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Mattis' Balancing Act: Managing America’s Middle East Allies

Husain Haqqani

During his ongoing whistle-stop tour of the Middle East, U.S. Defense secretary General Jim Mattis, faces the difficult task of building an effective ...

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The Vanishing Liberal Arts Degree

Walter Russell Mead

Students are majoring in liberal arts at the lowest rate since 1948—and maybe even since 1900, depending on how you look at things....

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Trump's First 100 Days: China Policy

Michael Pillsbury

Rachel Martin talks to China expert Michael Pillsbury about the administration's early dealings with China....

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We Can Defang the North Korean Threat

Arthur Herman

We have the technology and the diplomatic muscle. We just need to put them to work....

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Macron Wins the First Round

Walter Russell Mead

Will a win for the "radical center" signal anything more than a slow decline of the status quo toward failure?...

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Paying for Silicon Valley’s Transit Upgrade

Walter Russell Mead

If federalism means anything at all, it means that states and cities should, unless some grave emergency exists, be responsible for their own transit ...

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Reflections on Holocaust Memorial Day

Lela Gilbert

This is Yom HaShoah, the Day of the Shoah – Holocaust Memorial Day – when Israel stops and remembers Adolf Hitler's 6 million Jewish victims....

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End of the Honeymoon

Irwin M. Stelzer

The impending end of Donald Trump's break-in period is as good a time as any to see where he will go from here....

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Want Manufacturing Jobs? Try the Ryan-Brady Tax Plan

Thomas J. Duesterberg

There are three main elements of the Ryan-Brady plan that would give a major boost to the industrial sector....

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Iran on Notice

Lee Smith

Critics of the deal should probably see certification not as a disappointment, but as a delay....

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Why Beijing Pussyfoots Around Pyongyang

Walter Russell Mead

China and the US retain fundamentally different assumptions about the Kim regime's vulnerability....

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About That Phone Call to Erdogan …

Lee Smith

The outrage generated by Trump's gesture is really indicative of the damage Obama did to American Middle East policy....

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One Way to Prevent Peace Between Pakistan and India

Husain Haqqani

Putting an Indian on Pakistan’s death row will easily scuttle momentum for a détente....

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Kim y sus Torres

Jaime Daremblum

Kim Jong-un, jefe supremo de Corea del Norte, posee una cualidad que es clave para comprender su poder indisputable en el gobierno, las fuerzas armada...

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Europe's Discontented Turks

Walter Russell Mead

Turks in Europe’s most liberal countries overwhelmingly voted for illiberalism in Turkey’s referendum....

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Bill McKibben Calls Out Green Hypocrisy

Walter Russell Mead

The environmentalist has no love lost for Canada's Justin Trudeau....

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The Blighting of Europe Proceeds Apace

Walter Russell Mead

Southern Europe's economic woes have sent birthrates plummeting, as one crisis begets another....

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Tillerson Comes into His Own

Walter Russell Mead

Reports of the Secretary of State's isolation have been greatly exaggerated....

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China Fails to Break Its Addiction

Walter Russell Mead

...to old-fashioned economic stimulus and real estate....

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How U.K. Could be Safe from a U.S. Currency and Trade Offensive against Europe

Brendan Brown

As long as the euro continues to exist it will likely remain a manipulated currency....

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The Trump Presidency: Now and After Day 100

Irwin M. Stelzer

In two weeks Donald Trump will serve his one-hundredth day as President of the United States of America. He approaches that milestone with an approval...

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Reading Trump's Foreign Policy Shifts

Walter Russell Mead

With Russian rapprochement stalled, Trump has embarked on another uphill effort: peeling China away from North Korea....

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Shooting at Monsters

Lee Smith

Making sense of who did—and did not—support President Trump's airstrikes against Syria, including John Kerry...

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ISIS Palm Sunday Bombing in Alexandria: Coptic Christians' Endless Struggle for Survival

Samuel Tadros

ISIS's horrific bombing of an Alexandria Coptic church on Palm Sunday was nothing new; the Copts have been persecuted for thousands of years....

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What Did Trump Accomplish with the MOAB?

Michael Pregent

The military dropped the 'Mother of All Bombs,' its largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. ...

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Trump Plays the Trade Card for Help on North Korea

Walter Russell Mead

Trump's pitch to Xi—concessions on trade for cooperation on North Korea—offers key insights into his worldview....

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What Palm Sunday Means to Egypt's Copts

Samuel Tadros

Christianity was born in pain in the country. An attack on a holy day is another bloody symbol of its beginnings....

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Keep Ahead of North Korea: Redesign U.S. Missile Defense

Richard Weitz

Empower the Pentagon to pursue these homeland defense goals with new flexibility....

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The Magic Disappearing $100 Billion Climate Fund

Walter Russell Mead

This is the house of cards that the last Administration claimed was a big piece of its green legacy....

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¿Paz en Siria?

Jaime Daremblum

La lluvia de misiles que Estados Unidos lanzó contra una base aérea en la provincia siria de Idlib, el jueves, debió resonar claramente para el dic...

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Domestic Discontent Spreading in Russia and Belarus

Hannah Thoburn

With Yankovych’s takedown from power three years ago in mind, Presidents Lukashenka and Putin are facing growing and widespread domestic resistance...

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Sizing Each Other Up: A Post-mortem on the Trump-Xi Summit

Seth Cropsey

Actions, as Mr. Xi certainly understands, speak louder than words....

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From Responsibility to Protect to Slave Markets

Walter Russell Mead

Desperate African migrants trying to reach Europe are being bought and sold on slave markets in Libya. ...

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How Trump's Syria Missile Strike Could Transform the Middle East

Arthur Herman

There’s an emerging Israeli–Sunni alliance against the Damascus–Tehran axis, and the U.S. needs to lead it....

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Religious Vigilantism Might Hurt India's Global Stature

Aparna Pande

The new trend of imposing a narrow vision of a Hindu India is only likely to lose India friends and admirers around the world....

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Think Tanks and Institutional Reform: Remarks on Receiving the Bradley Prize

Christopher DeMuth

Our decades of work in advancing better policy ideas have now brought us to a new journey, that of reconstituting our political institutions...

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Passover – The Remembrance of Suffering, Enslavement and God-Given Freedom

Lela Gilbert

The Jewish people are reminded, year in and year out, of their long and painful history as they observe their holy holidays – particularly Passover....

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Analysis on Egypt's Church Bombings

Nina Shea

Nina Shea joins EWTN News Nightly for analysis on the ISIS church bombings in Egypt....

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Trump's Conundrum: What Policy Will He Adopt After the Bombing?

Ronald Radosh

Will the president now work for regime change or was the attack just a one-time incident?...

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Did Putin Get the Message?

Lee Smith

The primary addressee of the U.S. missile strike on Syrian airfield wasn't Assad, but Russia....

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Labor Pains

Irwin M. Stelzer

The American economy added a mere 98,000 jobs last month, less than half the number expected. Not good enough for President Trump....

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In Striking Syria, Trump Made All the Right Calls

Walter Russell Mead

After this week, American opponents will sweat a bit more, but there are bigger challenges to come....

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America Is Back

Michael Doran

The hardest work is still to come: rebuilding the coalition that can stabilize the Middle East region....

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