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Big Ideas: A Letter from the Farm

Rural Illinois: Where DC’s Big Ideas come home to roost.


Americans’ fear of domestic terrorism belies reality.

Two Steps Backward in Geneva

The UN Human Rights Council is worse than its predecessor.

Security Über Alles

Notes from a travelin’ man.

What's in a Name?

It’s time to end the “war” on terror.

The Diplomacy Fallacy

Diplomacy cannot create the conditions for its own success.

Afghan Dilemmas: Defining Commitments

Critiquing the above-proposed U.S.-Afghanistan defense treaty, and an alternative.

Afghan Dilemmas: Staying Power

An argument for a U.S.-Afghanistan defense treaty

Talking about God in Modesto

Religion in public schools doesn’t have to be divisive.

"I’d Do It Again"

Talking about Afghanistan with Zbigniew Brzezinski.

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We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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