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Russia and the West
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No Bailouts for Putin

Western governments should block private business from helping to finance Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

Putin's Russia
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Countdown to the Winter Universiade Games—Oh Boy!

Moscow wins a gold medal in dysfunction.

Kleptocracy Watch
In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt

The U.S. should do more to let Russian pensioners know the Kremlin is too busy doling out billions to Putin and his buddies to give a damn about their welfare.

Battle for Ukraine
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The Best Ways to Help Ukraine

Scrap the Minsk agreement, hold the line on sanctions on Russia, and keep pressuring Ukraine’s leaders to clean up corruption.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
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The Dangers of Presidential Clarity

President Obama’s words will make the world a more dangerous place.

Japan & Russia
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The Word in Tokyo: Crimea

Faced with its own long-standing territorial issues with Russia, Japan under Shinzo Abe is holding a strong line against the illegal annexation of Crimea.

Battle for Ukraine
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US Policy to Ukraine in Need of Urgent Fix

America’s paltry military aid to Kyiv is sending the wrong message to Ukraine—and to Putin.

After the deal
Human Rights in Iran: Overlooked for Too Long

How a regime treats its own people tells us a lot about whether it will abide by its international agreements.

Armed and Dangerous
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Seeing Putin for the Threat He Really Is

Many in the military correctly identify Vladimir Putin’s Russia as the number one threat to the United States. Why doesn’t the Obama Administration agree?

Russia and the West
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John Kerry’s Sochi Misadventure

The Secretary of State’s trip to Russia won’t solve any problems, and it makes the Obama administration look weak and desperate.

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Higher Education Watch

She is right to worry about the political orientation of the academic class and the way it affects our broader public discourse. But the critique she made was not particularly accurate, or productive.

Critical Thinking

Wind and solar have to solve structural problems before they can take over the world.

Duterte Harry

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be tightening his grip over the Senate, sidelining rivals opposed to his drug war.

Fuzzy Math

Riyadh says Saudi Aramco is worth $2 trillion. Analysts say it’s worth as little as $400 billion. Who’s right?

Dutch Election Watch

Whatever the outcome of the Dutch elections, Geert van Wilders has already shifted the public discourse, leading mainstream politicians to tack to the right on the EU and migration.

unions versus the public

The purple state push for public sector union reform is a good thing for taxpayers and quality of governance.

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