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Russia & The West
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The Long Standoff

Two years after the annexation of Crimea, it is clear that neither Russia nor the West is prevailing—in large part because one does not have enough strength, while the other lacks will.

Russia in 2015
A Year of Miscalculations

Russia’s 2014 may have begun on a high note, but thanks in large part to a raft of poor decisions and miscalculations by its leadership, now finds itself in its most vulnerable position since Mr. Putin first took power fifteen years ago.

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

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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