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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.

campus culture wars
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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demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

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