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Israel Goes to Sea

An expanded Israeli navy will be key for that country’s national strategy in coming years—and an asset for U.S. strategy, too.

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The Powerless Throne

In a new play, Prince Charles becomes king at last, and finds it isn’t easy being a symbol.

Decline at Sea is a Political Choice

This piece is fourth in a series on the challenges facing the U.S. Armed Forces. Previous entries discussed the Army, the Air Force and the Marine Corps. The past eight months have been troubling for American security and for how the world regards American power. The September 11, 2012 attack on our consulate in Benghazi […]

Ebb Tide

American’s many post-Cold War land wars have obscured important strategic truths, among them the real value of the U.S. Navy.

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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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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