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Trade and Tradecraft
Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession

What’s behind Russia’s abduction of Estonian officer Eston Kohver? Signs point to more such incidents being in the offing.

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Sweden Democrats’ Moment in the Sun?

The migrant crisis is pushing Sweden’s formerly fringey, xenophobic party to the forefront of national politics.

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Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

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.

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