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Walter Russell Mead
Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
Trump’s Foreign Policy
What Flynn’s Resignation Really Means

Flynn was the wrong man for the job, but his resignation tells us less about insidious Russian schemes than the Trump Administration’s flawed assumptions about Russia.

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We Don’t Have the Tools to Measure the New Economy

Our measures of economic growth and wealth may not fully account for the improvements taking place in our lives.

The Art of the Deal
US vs. China: First Round to Trump

Trump Derangement Syndrome obscures a small reality: in the first round of exchanges between Trump and Xi, it is advantage Trump.

Jobs of the Future
Telework: The Miracle Cure

The end of nine-to-five office jobs would produce many social and economic benefits.

Euro Division
Europeans Back Trump’s German Grievances

In taking on the destructive consequences of Germany’s export economy, the Trump Administration has a real point.

Refugee Politics
Trump’s Australia Imbroglio

Trump’s diplomatic blowup with the Australian Prime Minister is a reminder that the politics of refugees can’t be wished away.

Israel and the Grey Lady
The NYT’s Misleading Settlements Coverage

Whatever one’s opinion of the settlements, without the information that the NYT has deep-sixed, it’s actually impossible to know what is going on.

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The Refugee Ban and the Holocaust

The foreign policy failures of the Obama years are father to Trump’s callous treatment of refugees.

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Smart Republicans Would Address This Now

Momentum is building, as it should, for policymakers to do more to make saving for retirement easier for more people.

Year In Review
The Eight Great Powers of 2017

In 2016, Russia surpassed Germany, and Israel joined the list for the first time.

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Nuclear Strategy

A technical fix to America’s aging warheads could raise tensions with Russia by undermining its nuclear deterrent.

K-12 Blues

Teenagers from abroad overwhelmingly think that American schools demand less of them than schools in their home countries.

Crude Economics

Riyadh is effectively ceding market share directly to US frackers.

travails of Trumpcare

The GOP Congressional caucus is in chaos as it tries to ram through Obamacare repeal.

Survey Says

But the dictatorship lives on.

The North American Energy Boom

Existing Albertan oil sands operations are poised for big growth in the coming years.

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