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Disunited Kingdom
Iran Rolls Out Red Carpet for Separatist Scots

Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond made a merry trip to Tehran before Christmas. But in Washington, there was scarcely a stir.

Europe's Anti-Israel Complex
Edinburgh a Sad Symbol of Anti-Israeli Intolerance

Protests targeting an Israeli theater company in Scotland are the latest examples of the increasingly uncomfortable position of Jews across Europe.

The Un-Tied Kingdom
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Great Scot! The Madness of Late-Stage Nationalism

Alex Salmond wants to lead Scotland into independence on September 18—or does he?

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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.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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