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The Sinews of Peace
A Tale of Two Cities

Britain has decided that London won’t be Brussels. Other responses to the failure of Western elites may not be so mannerly.

History's Lessons
The Westerplatte Moment

When you do what you must, so you don’t lose yourself.

The Party of Lincoln

If the Republican Party accepts Trump, it will lose its soul.

2016 And Beyond
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The Age of Trump

At stake is something far more precious than the future of the Republican Party.

Four Traps
The History Trap

The second installment in a four-part series on the strategy traps that the next President cannot escape. This one deals with the legacy of two wars. Read the first one, “The Simultaneity Trap,” here.

Four Traps
The Simultaneity Trap

The next President can’t help walking into four distinct strategy traps. The first one: The sheer scarcity of time.

They Won’t Miss You When You’re Gone

The last year of an administration, as seen from the inside.

British Bulldog
A Warrior for the Working Day

Indulge your Churchillian obsession with the latest volume of war documents, and behold the labor that his leadership required. 

The President's Speech
History Doesn’t Take Sides

Khrushchev thought the Soviet Union was on the “right side of history,” too.

New World Disorder
The Middle East as It Will Be

We are in the early or, at best, early-middle stages of a vicious cycle of violence.

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Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.


America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

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