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European Disunion
Back in the USSR

Is the European Union heading for a Soviet-style collapse?

The Political Economy of Illiberality
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Technoglobalism and Its Discontents

The economic roots of populist rage.

Political Economy & The State
The Twin Insurgency

The postmodern state is under siege from plutocrats and criminals who unknowingly compound each other’s insidiousness.

Everyone Is Special

Most countries think they’re special, and they have a master narrative to prove it. The key to making American diplomacy more effective lies in figuring out what those narratives are.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
France 2017

The unpredictable French presidential election has taken a new turn in favor of independent candidate Emmanuel Macron.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China has almost finished building structures intended to host surface-to-air missiles on its artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Higher Education Watch

The campaign for more intellectual diversity in higher education just got an eloquent and influential new champion.

Survey Says

But do shifting American attitudes portend a lasting realignment?

the future of retirement

Our elites don’t feel a sense of urgency about entirely predictable problems that threaten to devastate the middle class.

Trump Ties

Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch with ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, could soon face extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges.

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