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The Berber Awakening

Amazighité is rapidly coming down from the Atlas Mountains. Never heard of it? You will.

Toolbox: U.S. Oceans Policy on an Even Keel

U.S. oceans policy is dangerously adrift.

NATO’s Last Chance

The spearhead of the Transatlantic relationship is now undermining it.

Networked Asia

Transforming America's Asian alliances into an integrated net-centric system.

Social Studies

David Brooks’s attempt to popularize social science’s recent harvest of insight succeeds, mostly.

Beyond Belief?

The sociology of religion takes everything about its subject seriously, with one important exception.

Swinging Cats

An ambitious effort to illuminate Old World influences on American popular culture falls short.

Writers Ringside

There was a time when writers found deep meaning in the sport of boxing. Are those days gone for good?

Triple Feature: A Letter from Kandahar

Hollywood classics illuminate the complexities of Afghanistan.

City on a Hill: A Letter from MedellĂ­n

There are lessons to be learned from the rejuvenation of this former narco-hellhole of murder and mayhem.

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Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

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