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Syrian Civil War
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Aleppo’s Crows

The fall of the Syrian city to Assad’s forces marks a grim ending to Pax Americana in the Middle East.

Green Dreams
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The Rise of Moral Environmentalism

Humanity is once again living in a millenarian moment.

Immigration, Civic Culture and Liberal Order

A French-born observer examines two new books on immigration and the challenges of American civic nationalism.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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