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Bruce Berkowitz
Retroview: An Agent of Influence

Meet William Playfair, 18th-century philosopher, writer, inventor, spy.

Hot Air and Cold Facts

Economics and demography, not science, will shape the next climate treaty.

Marking Time

Bureaucratic sclerosis is the biggest threat to America’s national security.

The Numbers Racket

Were, and are, U.S. troop levels in Iraq sufficient? Depends who’s asking, and when.

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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.

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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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