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Walter Russell Mead
Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
As Obama’s Clock Winds Down, Revisionist Powers Pounce

The Philippine pivot to China is just the latest consequence of Obama’s feckless foreign policy.

Heckuva Job
What Erdogan’s Pivot to Putin Means

Briefly: nothing good for American interests.

Balancing Act
Thailand’s King Has Died

King Bhumibol’s passing makes the task of American foreign policy in Asia more complicated than ever.

Middle East Mess
Charlie Brown to Stop Running Toward Football. Maybe.

The Obama Administration appears to finally be losing its ability to pretend to itself that Putin takes it seriously as a negotiating partner. But have any larger lessons been learned?

Single Payer Pivot
The Gray Lady Is Singing. Does That Mean It’s Over?

Even the hardiest defenders of Obamacare are now having to concede that it looks more and more like the inevitable failure the critics have always said it was.

Election 2016
Live-Blogging the Presidential Debate

Watching tonight? We are too.

Obama's Syria Policy
Kerry Accepts the Unacceptable

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, let’s strengthen our partnership. That’s the spirit of the Obama Administration’s policy of dealing with Russia in Syria.

Bibi's Realpolitik
The Real Middle East Story

Precisely because he has a colder view of international affairs than Obama, Netanyahu’s leadership has made Israel stronger than ever.

The Explosive India–Pakistan Situation

Tick tick tick.

Death of Driving
The Revolution Is Coming

If autonomous cars fulfill even part of their promise, they will transform human life more than any invention since the personal computer.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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