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Russian Perfidy at the UN

The Obama Administration and its Western allies are angry at Russia’s two-faced dealings on Syria, but they still may not learn their lesson.

New World Disorder
Barack Obama and the Breaking of the UN

After years of the Syrian civil war, the UN is foundering, and putting the President’s foreign policy legacy at risk.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Asia's Game of Thrones

After the Chinese abruptly canceled a trade summit, the Philippine President is now walking back his Foreign Secretary’s harsh criticism of China.

Technology and Africa

A moment of bitter irony in the midst of Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis highlights the promises and limits of technology.

Bromance Interrupted

The love of Putin’s Russia is a precious gift that costs a lot and can be taken away at a moment’s notice—as soon as the beloved doesn’t fit the Kremlin’s selfish interests any longer.

Higher Education Watch

How the government might restrict the flow of subsidies to selective American universities whose priorities aren’t necessarily in line with the public’s.

My Big Fat Greek Bailout

Europeans hoping that the U.S. might lean on the IMF for friendlier Greek bailout terms may be out of luck.

Crude Economics

US imports of Middle Eastern crude are set to drop, and our exports just hit a 24 year high.

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