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Order and Disorder
Greater Disorder Does Not Imply Greater Insecurity

By most measures of national security, the world is getting safer. So why do we feel so insecure?

A World on Fire
What Is America’s Role in the World?

A crisis-driven foreign policy will inevitably succumb to disorientation and exhaustion. The United States needs a serious discussion about its role in the world—one that matches objectives and means.

Global Futures
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Uncharted Territory

A century after World War I’s beginning, many observers wonder whether the U.S. and China are headed down a similar path to great-power war. While we must weigh that prospect seriously, we should not neglect more likely risks to global order.

Power Meters
A Case of Terminal Decline?

Americans’ outdated conception of power could undermine U.S. foreign policy.

Strategy & Policy
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A Weinberger Doctrine for Crisis Management

The United States cannot pursue a strategic foreign policy if each new crisis prompts it to rebalance to one flashpoint or another. It needs to identify a set of stable priorities, which is difficult if not impossible when one is in permanent crisis-management mode.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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