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Survival of the Fattest

Not all aspects of democracy are created equal, especially the effects of resource wealth on economic growth.

Raising Cane

America’s “sugar daddies” may soon meet their match.

The First Duty of Honest Men

Critics of recent Administration tactics on Korea and Iran protest too much—sometimes way too much.

Fixing Public Diplomacy

The State Department needs to do “information” better, but we should privatize the “engage and persuade” business.

A Few More Good Men

Bigger is not necessarily better. Here are four principles for enlarging the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.

Making Aid Work

Despite reforms, the U.S. foreign aid regime is still flawed.

L'Enfant's Washington

The grand, strange and illuminating story of Washington, DC, and the eccentric genius of its designer. Also included, a photo tour of the city by the author.

Thinking about Thinking

Douglas Hofstadter’s 1979 book, Gödel, Escher, Bach, is now joined by I Am a Strange Loop.

Davos 2007: The View from on High

Klaus Schwab’s most recent extravaganza was “lite” on America. What a difference a year can make.

The Pollbearer

Notes on the pratfalls of democracy promotion.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

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.

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