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The Foreign Policy of Plutocracies

A financial plutocracy contributed to Britain's demise as a global power. Is the same fate in store for America?

Pillars of the Next American Century

Tracing the foundations of American global strength, from past to future.

Winning a Civil War?

The U.S. military has supported and enabled the Sunni Awakening but we cannot delude ourselves into thinking that the U.S. military initiated or commands it.

Coming to Order

Does history teach or tease U.S. statesmen looking to create a world order?

The Protestant Deformation

The dominant Protestant worldview of American society shapes U.S. foreign policy–and always has.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

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