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J.P. Lawrence
Security and Democracy
Leah Kalanguka (center), newly elected Miss Uganda, flanked by the runners-up.
The Aid Game

In Uganda, the military ran this year’s beauty pageant. What this tells us about Western aid money and Uganda’s problems with democracy.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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.”


And get this: it’s because the industry already got the subsidies it wanted.

Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

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