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Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
October 22, 2014
Butcher Assad

Assad Ups Chemical Weapons Attacks

While the world looks away, Assad’s brutal campaign continues. Here’s a surprise: he’s still using chemical weapons.


The Mayor of Houston and the Saudi Ministry of Religious Affairs

Every presidency creates an institutional culture which trickles down all the way to city halls in the provinces. Obama’s tone-deafness on religious freedom has had palpable consequences across the land.

October 21, 2014
Reforming Delivery

New Technology Lowers the Cost of Eldercare

U.S. companies are finding ways to lower the cost of eldercare with new technologies. The future of U.S. health care depends on these efforts—not on Washington’s technocratic tinkering.

Islamic Statecraft

ISIS Executes Hundreds of Sunni Tribesmen

The Washington Post reports that ISIS faced a significant Sunni uprising in August and replied with mass slaughter. Sunni revulsion toward ISIS could be a key ingredient in its defeat.

Frack Baby Frack

North Dakota Races to Frack Better

North Dakota is setting all kinds of oil and gas drilling records, and is showing signs of continued improvement. In fact, drillers in the state are already working on cutting down on the flaring of excess gas—a win for both industry and the environment.

Hong Kong Chaos

Hong Kong Leadership Digs In Its Heels

The leader of Hong Kong and the President of China are both sending clear signals that they are not even considering making significant concessions to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement.

ISIS' Foreign Fighters

Denmark’s Deluded Policy for Returning Jihadis

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Network News

Watch WRM and Francis Fukuyama Talk About ISIS

Some representatives of the American Interest were on CNN recently talking about President Obama’s strategies for dealing with ISIS.

Reddit AMA

Tune in to Walter Russell Mead’s AMA Tomorrow

TAI Editor-at-Large Walter Russell Mead will be conducting a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” tomorrow, October 22, at 2 p.m. EDT, so start thinking of any questions you’d like to have answered!

The Post-Snowden Age

ISIS Goes Offline

The group has embraced a social media blackout to guard against data monitoring by the U.S. Are we seeing the fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations?

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