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The Troubles We’ve Seen

An insider’s account of the Northern Ireland peace process.

"America Must Correct Course"

The former German Chancellor does his global ciphers.

A Nation In Debt

The subprime mortgage debacle has deep roots in the decline of thrift.

To Cast a Fly

Sport? Hobby? Art? Toss your line in the river and find out.

Republic of Pretense

A new history of the Civil War era looks closely at America, and doesn’t blink.

Selling Out

The mass transfer of U.S. wealth to oil-exporting countries bodes ill.

Olympic Art & Artifice

Inside the “imagineering” of the Beijing Olympics.

Get Happy

The secret to happiness is…still secret.

A Law of Unintended Consequences

The irony of the Voting Rights Act.

Size Matters

Power still depends on aligning political scope with economic reality.

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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.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.


America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

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