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Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
September 18, 2014
foreign policy is back

Democrats Lose Edge with Women Voters

Only a month ago, Democrats had big leads over Republicans among women voters in the pre-midterm polls, but now that edge has collapsed. Is resurgent Jacksonianism the cause?

China and Counter-Terrorism

Radicalization Hitting China’s Uighurs Too

As Chinese get worried about terrorism, will they join an international anti-terror coalition?

The New European Reality

Poll: Anti-Europe Party Surges in Netherlands

Prime Minister Le Pen, meet Prime Minister Wilders…

September 17, 2014
Crude Calculus

What Offshore Oil Might Mean for an Independent Scotland

Though oil production in the North Sea is on the decline, tomorrow’s historic independence vote in Scotland will both affect and be affected by those offshore reserves.

Scot Free?

Will Scottish Independence Create a Bandwagon Effect?

Scotland’s referendum to break away from the UK might increase demands for independence across Europe.

The Middle East and Beyond

The Coalition That Isn’t

President Obama’s anti-ISIS coalition-building effort isn’t going very well so far.

Education Innovation

Could the Apprenticeship Model Work Here?

Policy makers are looking to solve the U.S. skills gap by importing German-style apprenticeship into the U.S. Employers, however, are wary about investing in a vocationally mobile population.

Scottish Canary

Spain to Catalonia: Don’t Expect to Follow Scotland’s Example

Spain is taking a hard line against a planned referendum on Catalonian independence, while warning of the bad example that Scottish independence would set.

Reforming Delivery

Virtual Doctors’ Visits Go Mainstream

UCLA’s health system is normalizing telemedicine by giving patients 24/7 access to online consultations. Reforms like this are desparately needed, because they save the health care system money as well as saving patients time

Rise of Xi

China’s Anti-Corruption Purge Hits Energy Projects Hard

The anti-graft campaign has so reduced the leadership of CNPC, China’s biggest state-owned energy company, that operations have ceased at many drilling sites in shale-rich Sichuan province.

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