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Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
September 2, 2014
The Middle East and Beyond

Down the Rabbit Hole in Libya

The Libyan government, such as it is, has lost control of the capital, Tripoli, and is now holed up in Tobruk. Who could have predicted this would happen after the Obama Administration’s grand humanitarian war in 2011? Well, now that you’ve asked…

When Sherman Took Atlanta

“You Might As Well Appeal Against the Thunder-Storm”

150 years ago today, the Confederacy’s fate was sealed.

The Gathering Storm

Is The “Sleeping Giant” Beginning To Stir?

A new Pew Poll suggests Americans are waking up to the dangers abroad.

Paper of Record?

Grey Lady on Rotherham: Your Bias is Showing

The NYT’s coverage of Rotherham left out a crucial angle: religion. All publications have bias, but when that bias prevents you from recording key facts, you’ve failed your readers.

China and its neighbors

Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi: Friends ’Til the End

Indian PM Modi and Japanese PM Abe met in Kyoto to cement the two countries’ alliance in ways that China will not be happy to see: defense cooperation, a nuclear deal, and mutually beneficial infrastructural projects.

the new world disorder

The Terrorists Didn’t Take a Holiday

The weekend report on that global war Obama said was over: more terror attacks in the Middle East and Africa.

Uber Alles? Nein!

German Court Bans Uber for Entire Country

A regional German court has banned Uber in the entire country for falling afoul of licensing requirements. But the debate over Uber has much wider implications for whether the West will embrace or resist the benefits of technological change.


A Dictatorship in Drag

Pakistan is and has been for many years a dictatorship in drag. The military and intelligence establishment actually run the country but prefer to mask their control with a veneer of civilian rule.

A Thousand Little Revolutions

Ukraine’s Real Problem: Rampant Corruption

Putin is only the most obvious threat to Ukraine’s future. Corruption is an even bigger problem.

September 1, 2014
From the Archives

Democracy, Union Made

Free trade unions have long been global democracy’s most powerful accelerator. How did we forget that?

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