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On Forgetting the Obvious

A society that believes in nothing will fight for nothing.

Mood Swings

American emotional conventions have changed, not always for the better.

Learning to Lose

Social science doctorates kill warriors.

Back in the DDR

Von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others finally gets under the skin of Stasiland.

A Clausewitz for Every Season

On misreading On War.

Voltaire's England

Voltaire’s Lettres Philosophiques paved Tocqueville’s way to America.

Power Failure

Why the West’s best armies are struggling against Hizballah, al-Qaeda in Iraq and other jihadists-at-large.

Coming to GRIPS

Japanese public sector training grows up.

Coming to Order

Does history teach or tease U.S. statesmen looking to create a world order?

A conversation with… Marc Grossman

A Conversation with former Under Secretary of State Marc Grossman.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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