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Robert D. Kaplan
Election 2016
Why Trump Is Illegitimate

Style counts—and Trump’s style doesn’t befit an ordinary American citizen, much less the President of the United States.

Reviews
Wat in the World

Aleksander Wat’s life and work stand as warning that the totalitarian temptations of the 20th century have yet to run their course.

A Weak State of Affairs
Europe’s Arc of Fire

Europe is weak and flailing about, facing challenges to its stability from abroad and from within. It may pull through, but it is not a foregone conclusion that it will.

Europe’s New Map

Recent commentary on Europe has been overwhelmingly parochial. You can’t talk about the continent’s crises and future in a vacuum.

The Wounded Home Front

A supporter of the Iraq War reckons the costs of “small wars”.

Winning Will Resonate

If Iraq drops to page-three or page-four story by the end of 2008, that would qualify as a better outcome, if not exactly a “win.”

On Forgetting the Obvious

A society that believes in nothing will fight for nothing.

Warrior Honor

The American soldier fights for freedom, and for God. An “embedded” view of the code of personal conduct that motivates America’s warriors.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

Suburbanization

Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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