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Modest Expectations

Two Administrations’ mistakes constrain President Obama’s Russia options.

Don't Do Anything Damn Foolish

A veteran State Department negotiator assesses peace prospects.

Staff Infection

Plumbing the mother of all Federal contracting debacles.

Scandal and Redemption

Perceptions of scandal fluctuate with time and place.

The American Advantage

Why America’s universities are the best—and why others can’t replicate them.

What's Right With Kansas

What we can all learn from William Allen White. Uh, who?

A German Complex

Old wounds weep as the Baader-Meinhof gang hits German theaters.

Anti-Capitalist Rerun

A new champion of docu-mendacity is born.

Dog Daze

Stray dogs shadowed last year’s NATO summit, and that’s not all.

Defining Prosperity

Why opportunity matters more than growth.

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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.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

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.

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