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The Future of Preemption

Preemption against 21st-century threats is justified and necessary. It may be time, therefore, to move beyond the UN Charter.

Immigration, Civic Culture and Liberal Order

A French-born observer examines two new books on immigration and the challenges of American civic nationalism.

The Protestant Deformation

The dominant Protestant worldview of American society shapes U.S. foreign policy–and always has.

The Strange Journey of a Bad Idea

The Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt authored a political philosophy that retains appeal in some surprising places.

The Twilight of the Unipolar World

The American moment is ending as power shifts to Asia and other climes. A new global concert must be built.

For Amusement Only

No pop-culture artifact says “America” better than the pinball machine.

Creating a U.S. Global Health Corps

The United States needs to broaden the way it approaches public diplomacy. Promoting democracy around the world, improving our image among the citizens of lower-income countries, and winning the Global War on Terror require a vigorous and creative effort, and I believe that a focused plan that combines diplomacy with public health can help us […]

The Amazing Bubble-Man

Alan Greenspan leaves the Federal Reserve with the status of a near deity. It is a status that is undeserved.

Debating the Future of the U.S. Economy

A respected economist and successful businessman square off over the U.S. economy

Trade Talk

Trade liberalization has become a hard sell in Washington. Only strong presidental leadership will get U.S. policy back on track.

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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.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.

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