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Nils Gilman
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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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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