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Political Resets and U.S. Leverage in Iraq

We need to target aid more strategically in Iraq to avoid past mistakes.

Poker Ghosts

Poker is not just a game; it’s the quintessence of our national spirit.

Hail the Hamburger!

The surprising history of America’s gastronomical icon.

Portrait of a Terrorist

Tales of terrorism, past and present.

High on the Hog

Buy a Harley and ride a piece of American mythology.

Faded Romance

How Mitteleuropa fell out of love with America.

New Purposes, New Plumbing

America and Europe must integrate their soft- and hard-power assets for their partnership to remain effective.

A Conversation with Howard Baker

Don’t label McCain, says the former Senate Majority Leader.

The World's Vote

So Barack Obama pulls 200,000 Berliners to the Victory Column, which celebrates Prussia’s victories over Danes, Austrians and French. But that—a mere 6 percent of Berlin’s population—is nothing compared to the polls telling us that nearly three-quarters of all Germans (74 percent) would cast their ballot for Obama, if they could. However bizarre in its […]

"I Am an African"

Thabo Mbeki is a great man who has become a bitter man.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

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.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

Crude Economics

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

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