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Restoring Liberalism
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The Crisis of Liberal Order

The liberal world order is under assault—by the new populists from within and autocrats from without.

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This Should Be Europe’s Wake-Up Call

The Syrian war has come to Europe. Half-hearted diplomatic efforts will not keep it at bay any more.

A Different Rationale
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What Does Putin Want in Syria?

It’s about coalitions and ideas. In the multi-polar world Putin sees emerging, Russia needs a stable of pliant allies, who rely on a robust set of norms legitimating autocratic rule.

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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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