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A Conversation with Colin Powell

On President Obama, terrorism and America’s promise.

Understanding Corruption

What is corruption? The answer depends on who you’re asking, and where you’re asking it.

What Was Communism?

Archie Brown’s newest book captures a generational memory just before it fades away.

The New Burma Road

The Obama Administration’s preference for “engagement” faces another uphill battle in Burma.

Spring Note: Disconnected

President Obama’s Afghan strategy has crimped his room for maneuver on an even tougher challenge: Iran.

Detour Ahead

There are signs that the Great Recession of 2008–09 may become a double-dipper in 2010–11.

The Outpatient Prison

How to lower both the prison population and crime—at the same time.

Rebalancing American Federalism

The Federal government does too much, and thus does it poorly.

Footprints in the Sand

America needs fewer boots on the ground in the Persian Gulf region.

Rashomon-ing the War on Terror

Five major narratives have arisen to grasp the meaning of 9/11.
It matters which ones we choose.

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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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