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Ulrich Speck
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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Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

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