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Eric Edelman
Turkey Bans Twitter
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The U.S. Should Unfollow Turkey

Erdo─čan might have stopped Turks from tweeting, but he should no longer be able to keep American leaders from voicing their views of his increasing authoritarianism. It’s time for the White House to speak up.

From Rhetoric to Realism
US Needs to Get Real on Troubled Turkey

The U.S.-Turkish relationship has come to be defined by a rhetoric of mutual admiration that obscures the tensions created by Ankara’s increasingly sectarian and authoritarian domestic politics. For the United States, honesty about America’s differences with Turkey would be the better policy.

A Special Relationship in Jeopardy

All four pillars of the Anglo-American alliance have been weakened, but its future is still in our hands.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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.

beyond blue

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.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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