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John O. McGinnis
The BRAIN Initiative: A Bright Idea

We are all caught up in the quickening whirl of technological change. As consumers we recognize that accelerating technology has had many benefits, such as quicker access to information, goods, and family and friends. Yet this change can also create many new social problems—from an aging population to employees displaced by machines to new kinds […]

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

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