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Polio's Return

how polio, a disease of the verge of eradication at the end of the 20th century, made a comeback at the beginning of the 21st.

Iraq in 3-D

The United States in Iraq is trying to solve a three-dimensional problem in two-dimensional space. We need to think beyond counterinsurgency.

In the Army Now

Are the wheels coming off the U.S. Army thanks to the Iraq war? Not really, argues a retired Army colonel. But other problems loom.

Celebrities R US

What do Joshua Reynolds, Theda Bara, Madonna, and NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon have in common?

Rewriting Oneself

The dean of Middle Eastern studies recounts how he came to write-and rewrite-The Arabs in History.

It Doesn't Stay in Vegas

Bernard-Henri Levy, a French intellectual following in Tocqueville’s footsteps, discusses America with Francis Fukuyama.

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Containing the Nuclear Red Zone Threat

A multinational solution for keeping states out of the nuclear weapons business.

Mirror, Mirror, on the War

The Dreyfus Affiar was important not for its historical consequences but for the moral rot it exposed in France. The same may be true of America and l'affaire Irak

Old Hickory Switch

The age of Jackson is an oft-neglected chapter in American History, but three new books take up the challenge.

Cool Jazz and Cold War

Dana giola, Chairman of National Endowment for the Arts, talks with jazz legend Dave Brubeck about diplomacy in 5/4 time.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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