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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
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.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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