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Predictions about the next big war have historically missed their marks—often by miles. But that doesn't mean such forecasts are futile. [Read More]
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In an unprecedented challenge to the U.S., Germany's foreign minister proposes "Europe first" and making nice to Putin's Russia. [Read More]
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What does President Trump's announcement about Jerusalem mean, and what does it do? [Read More]
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The new Winston Churchill biopic offers a marvelous illustration of the most necessary and rarest of political virtues. [Read More]
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Democratic sovereignty, free speech, perfect anonymity: pick two. [Read More]
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With the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh, everything that can go wrong has gone wrong for Saudi foreign policy. [Read More]
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Could open primaries help elevate a new breed of political moderates? California's experience suggests otherwise. [Read More]
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Banning Russia from the Olympics does not create a political crisis for Putin. It actually helps him avoid one. [Read More]
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On this week's episode host Richard Aldous speaks with Nils Gilman about the GOP tax bill. [Read More]
Despite his warm words toward Xi, President Trump seems to be gearing up for a much tougher trade approach to China. [Read More]
The United Kingdom's Leave vote is posing enormous, possibly intractable problems for both Northern Ireland and the Republic. [Read More]
The testimony of a Turkish banker in a federal court points to enormous corruption at the center of Turkish politics. [Read More]
If you look hard enough, you can almost find ideological consistency in the Republicans' breathtaking tax bill. [Read More]
Like it or not, change is coming to European institutions. The only question is what kind of change. [Read More]
Trumpist populism could easily linger longer than most people readily assume. [Read More]
Todd Gitlin's retro-wishful thinking about the Vietnam antiwar movement. [Read More]
Katherine Howe mines her Salem witch trial ancestors for material for her novels, but the dangers of witch hunts aren't confined to the past. [Read More]
Nuclear power poses profound security threats to the Middle East—but not in the ways you might expect. [Read More]
Russia holds all the leverage in talks to extend petrostate production cuts. [Read More]
Trumpism is not a simple retread of the white supremacy of the past, but a new form of the self-destructive politics of ressentiment. [Read More]
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