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The Fractured Future
America in a New World

The post-Cold War era is over. The U.S. finds itself in a new phase of security competition—one that will pose a unique challenge when it comes to coalition management.

American Craftsmanship
The Wood Man

Where has the spirit and integrity of American craftsmanship gone, and who or what chased it away?

Instrumental History
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Tighten Up the Hide

Laurent Dubois’s history of the banjo is a worthy contribution, even if it strikes a few discordant notes.

Mending Defense
G.I. Who?

Most military budget reformers focus on the technology and hardware we will need for future conflicts. Few address the military’s most important asset: its people.

2016 And Beyond
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Pragmatic Engagement

A national security strategy for the next President.

Islam and Diversity
The Moroccan Difference

How four men—three Muslims and a Jew—represent Morocco in all its complexity.

Strategic Vision
Toward a Global Realignment

As its era of global dominance ends, the United States needs to take the lead in realigning the global power architecture.

Mending Defense
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Pentagon Reform: Hope Springs Eternal

Yet today, the prospects for success are better than ever.

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The Last Minority

How bad are things for conservatives in academia?

Europe's Future
The Man Who Disliked Saints

Hailed as a prophet and reviled as a racist, Jean Raspail novelized Europe’s immigration crisis—forty years before it happened.

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We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

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.

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