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Unpacking the "Trump Effect"
Will Populist Leaders Make Voters Love Putin?

Despite recent shifts, most voters still don’t like Russia. But dislike for the establishment is strong and growing, and Vladimir Putin is exploiting the opening.

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Justice for the Victims of Flight MH17

The just-released Dutch-led report on the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine should bolster the case for renewing sanctions on Putin’s lawless regime.

After Austria
Playing With Fire

Austria’s presidential elections last week should be a wake-up call to centrist European parties. Did they get the message?

Far-Right Rising
Europe’s Failing Dream

Europe’s failure to create a coherent civic identity for its citizens has left the door open for the continent’s various far-right parties. And they’re not hesitating to seize the opportunity.

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Disunion

Trump voters were right that the nation needs change and that the “best and the brightest” are failing the nation the way they did during the Vietnam War.

Mullah Mismanagement

Many multi-ethnic states have broken down over the past 150 years, and Iran risks going the same way.

Presidents' Day

Presidents’ Day is a holiday about nobody that teaches nothing.

Crude Economics

They’re cutting consumption at home to keep exports up.

Infowar

Europe’s elections may not offer the fertile ground for “fake news” that is commonly assumed.

the trillion dollar question

A massive infrastructure package is high on the administration’s list of priorities, but actually bringing this idea to fruition will be harder than it looks.

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