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The Path to Mt. Rushmore?
Trump’s Third Ring of Suburbs

An earlier essay looked at how a policy of boosting domestic energy production could help Donald Trump turn his presidency into a landmark in American political history. This essay looks at an even larger opportunity: revamping the American Dream for millennials and beyond.

Trump’s Foreign Policy
What the Taiwan Call Means

The most important lesson, for both foreign leaders and domestic foreign policy analysts, is that the Obama era in American foreign policy has come to an end.

Forget the Status Quo
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Europe’s Security Dilemma

The presidential election shattered the assumption that the United States would remain committed to European security no matter what. Now Europe has a decision to make.

The Populist Surge
François Fillon (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Election Drama à la Française

If you miss the excitement of campaign season, look to France, where next year’s presidential race promises to be a crucial reckoning of the challenges facing Europe.

The Longest Hatred
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The New Jewish Question

As Trump’s election and its aftermath show, Jews still play a role in the passion plays of others.

1917
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The Marx Memorial Library

Nearly one hundred years after the Russian Revolution, what’s left of Marxism?

Countering ISIS
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Dare to Share

How to put intelligence to work against ISIS terrorists returning from Syria to their countries of origin.

China Crisis
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Pop Goes the China Bubble

Does a new phase in China’s post-Deng era of corruption mean lights out for the Communist Party?

Russia and the West
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How Did It Come to This?

Four roots of the current crisis in Western relations with Russia.

Looking Ahead
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Trump’s Path to Mount Rushmore

Smart energy policy could give the next President his best prospect for spurring growth in manufacturing jobs—and thus delivering on the promises his voters think matter most.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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