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Russell Crandall
Venezuela on the Brink
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maduro?

In a country where schoolchildren draw pictures of food instead of eating it, getting rid of the foul, corrupt President would be a step in the right direction. But only a step.

U.S.-Israel Relations
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Terms of Estrangement

An insider’s account of the Obama Administration’s rocky relationship with Israel gives pointers on how the relationship might be conducted in the future.

Cocaine’s Trail of Blood

Tracking the cocaine trade back to its heart in Colombia.

South of the Border
Syria in Our Backyard?

Central America’s gang crisis is our crisis.

Letter from Cúcuta
Daniel Black
After the Peace

Life in Colombia’s contraband capital points to the problems that will remain after the country concludes its peace accord with the FARC.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Latin America’s gangs terrorize its citizens and corrode its institutions. The rest of the world should beware their influence.

Occupiers or Liberators?
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Beware Nation Builders

Alan McPherson’s nuanced account of U.S. interventions in Latin America in the 20th century provides a vital perspective on more recent American adventures abroad.

American Strategy
Ain’t It Grand?

A new look at American grand strategy after World War II scores the successes and failures of the presidents’ master plans.

Paper Machinations

The history of money is more than meets the eye: We shape it and then it shapes us.

Fidel’s Secret

A history of confidential U.S.-Cuban talks is valuable, but gets the plot line backwards.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

Crude Economics

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

Under Pressure

Russia is increasingly bringing its hybrid warfare tactics to its neighbor in the north.

Immigration and 2016

A look ahead at how the issue will play out in tonight’s debates.

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